We hebben enorm genoten. (Jack Nuijten) • • One of my fullest and favourite days in Rotterdam. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Creating relationships in a deep level. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Understand a little bit more what is happening around us. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Het is uniek om zo ontvangen te worden. (Jessica Buurs) • • Goed georganiseerd met een grote diversiteit. (Elly Smits) • • Heerlijke en informatieve dag met elkaar! (Pim Candel) • • Heel verrassend en bijzonder. (Pim Candel) • • Ik zou het aanraden aan alle bedrijven, vrienden en collega’s. (Pim Candel) • • Het concept van City Safari is mooi en effectief. (Hans van Leeuwen) • • It was a good experience, really inspiring. (Jongere NJI) • • The day was full of interesting things to think about. (Jongere NJI) • • It changed my thoughts about the way I want to live my life. (Jongere NJI) • • A fun way to discover the diverse city of Rotterdam. (Jogere NJI) • • Really nice mix of different activiteit, perfect time planning. (Jongere NJI) • • Amazing! More time at the Herenplaats please! (Jongere NJI) • • I am glad that I participated! (Jongere NJI) • • I saw something new in my life and felt very lucky because of this. (Jongere NJI) • • We had very inspriring conversations. (Jongere NJI) • • Very well organized, very good descriptions, very interesting people to meet. (Jongere NJI) • • The day as a whole was very inspring. I felt home! (Jongere NJI) • • Keep it up! You are making this world a better place! (Jongere NJI) • • It was nice and I enjoyed it! (Jongere NJI) • • The program was really inspiring and eye opening! (Jongere NJI) • • I would defenitely like to do a program like this again! (Jongere NJI) • • The day just went so fast. (Jongere NJI) • • The visit to Herenplaats was one of the best experiences in my life! (Jongere NJI) • • Wanna go again! (Jongere NJI) • • It was a wonderful day with a lot of fun and inspiring conversations. (Jongere NJI) • • A very good experience to see and understand the society. (Jongere NJI) • • Really nice, really interesting and inspiring to discover all thoze amazing places. (Jongere NJI) • • Een hele leuke en inspirerende dag vol bijzondere ontmoetingen. (Aziza Sbiti) • • We zijn heel wat gewend, maar werden toch erg geraakt door de bijzondere verhalen en • • omstandigheden. (Aziza Sbiti)

We invite you for a personal meeting with special people: a refugee, a veteran, a violin maker, a storyteller, or you go to a temple, a mosque, a social initiative… You can make an appointment yourself or contact us for a custom program.

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We invite you for a personal meeting with special people: a refugee, a veteran, a violin maker, a storyteller, or you go to a temple, a mosque, a social initiative… You can make an appointment yourself or contact us for a custom program.

58 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

An Ayurvedic lunch in the Audarya Dhaam

ROTTERDAM, PROVENIERSWIJK

The Hare Krishna’s are known for their great food. Exotic dishes are often served during festivals and in temples. The food is alw...The Hare Krishna’s are known for their great food. Exotic dishes are often served during festivals and in temples. The food is always on a vegetarian or vegan base and it's made with love. And you can taste it. Only after the food is offered to Krishna it can be eaten. You’ll never find meat, fish or eggs on the menu. And because garlic and onions unsettle the spirit they are not used in the kitchen. The Krishna movement is a movement within Hinduism. Krishna is the central. Passing on the love of God is the highest goal. The chanting of the mantra should be repeated every day at least 16 x 108 times, but as many times as you want. The chanting is done using a rosary with 108 beads. Feel free to ask your hosts any questions about their faith and their lives.

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Religion
CULTURE CODE: India
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €14 > Details

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And suddenly you know: You will be a Radio Host

ROTTERDAM, OUDE NOORDEN

JMO, the Foundation for Youth and Migrants Broadcasting is an organization with broad social objectives. Founded in August 2013 by...JMO, the Foundation for Youth and Migrants Broadcasting is an organization with broad social objectives. Founded in August 2013 by former employees of the Radio Stanvaste, which had existed since 1998 and unfortunately had to stop broadcasting. The collective had started in a new setting in line with the good old radio programming. The Foundation focuses broadly on informing and activating migrants, young and old. In addition, JMO shapes the multicultural community, the new Netherlands. Take a seat behind the microphone and experience the process of making radio.

LANGUAGE: Papiamento, Safen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Surinam
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

At home at Samba the African Storyteller

ROTTERDAM, OUDE NOORDEN

Samba will give you a warm welcome in his own home. He is a passionate storyteller. His mother and grandfather preceded him as nat...Samba will give you a warm welcome in his own home. He is a passionate storyteller. His mother and grandfather preceded him as natural storytellers about a wide variety of subjects. Samba will tell you about himself and about Senegal, his nation of origin. And of course he's open for questions.

LANGUAGE: French, Wolof
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts
CULTURE CODE: Senegal
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-12
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €9 > Details

Be introduced by one of the Herenplaats artists

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

The artists of Herenplaats have mental challenges or learning disabilities. They have great visual talents but were unable to foll...The artists of Herenplaats have mental challenges or learning disabilities. They have great visual talents but were unable to follow the regular formal education at an Academy for Fine Arts. Twenty-three of these artists make up Gallery Atelier Herenplaats. Within this studio they followed tailor made training and they create their work in a shared workshop. Some of them received international acclaim.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €15 > Details

Dinner time at Marina's home

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

Have a great Russian dinner with a Chechen twist while Marina tells you everything you want to know about her life in the Caucasus...Have a great Russian dinner with a Chechen twist while Marina tells you everything you want to know about her life in the Caucasus and in Rotterdam. Marina worked as a nurse in Gorky, Chechnya. When the apartment where she lived with her husband and four children had suffered extensive damage once more from the struggle that was going on in Chechnya between the Russian leadership and Chechen separatists, Marina decided to leave. She says: "I do not know what was scarier, to stay or go away. Now I'm fine and my kids are doing well. All four had a proper education and I'm the proud granny of two grandchildren."

LANGUAGE: Russian, Ingush, Chechen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Migration
CULTURE CODE: Russia
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €25 > Details

Experience Katendrecht with the heartbeat of Jos

ROTTERDAM, KATENDRECHT

Be inspired by this no-nonsense city. Learn how Rotterdam after the war has won back his beating heart. This did not happen by cop...Be inspired by this no-nonsense city. Learn how Rotterdam after the war has won back his beating heart. This did not happen by copying what once was, but by daring to dream. A good example is the Katendrecht district. Traditionally an area related to the port which was populated first by Chinese and later by pimps and their prostitutes. For a long time this area was a "no go area" and only associated with crime. With typical Rotterdam guts the new residents have created a liveable and safe environment of Katendrecht in cooperation with the local government. Jos can tell you everything about how this ultimately resulted in the neighborhood as it is today. He has planted his roots on Katendrecht and is proud of the resulting safe environment.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Architecture, Civil initiatives, Housing
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Feel the beat

ROTTERDAM, BERGPOLDER

Stepping inside the Hofbogen is stepping inside a real monument. Arrive in the atmosphere of the African djembe. Onno, professiona...Stepping inside the Hofbogen is stepping inside a real monument. Arrive in the atmosphere of the African djembe. Onno, professional percussionist, will teach you how to play this hand drum. Anyone can do it, and within an hour you'll be playing a complex rhythm. Surrender to the music!

LANGUAGE: German, French, English, Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts
CULTURE CODE: Africa
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-20
PRICE PER PERSON: €14 > Details

Have a look at Galerie Atelier Herenplaats

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

The artists of Herenplaats have mental challenges or learning disabilities. They have great visual talents but were unable to foll...The artists of Herenplaats have mental challenges or learning disabilities. They have great visual talents but were unable to follow the regular formal education at an Academy for Fine Arts. Twenty-three of these artists make up Gallery Atelier Herenplaats. Within this studio they followed tailor made training and they create their work in a shared workshop. Some of them received international acclaim.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-18
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

An introduction to Mr. van Houten

ROTTERDAM, TUSSENDIJKEN

Mr. van Houten is a carpentry shop where people work with intellectual disabilities or psychiatric problems. Under supervision the...Mr. van Houten is a carpentry shop where people work with intellectual disabilities or psychiatric problems. Under supervision they learn how to make furniture and how to restyle old furniture. The products they've made are sold in the store. They also can make furniture on demand and custommade. Mr. van Houten is part of Pameijer.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Health and Care, Crafts, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-6
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €8 > Details

Arabic Calligraphy

ROTTERDAM, ZEVENKAMP

Arabic Calligraphy is known with its twelve different writing styles as a very precise writing art. During these courses you will ...Arabic Calligraphy is known with its twelve different writing styles as a very precise writing art. During these courses you will have the chance to practice the basics of this art. We will start with the Arabic alphabet. The first lessons are aimed to make yourself comfortable with getting handy with the use of the bamboo pen what you will be using during the writing sessions. We will also inform you about the preparation of the calligraphy ink. Our main goal is to inform you as well as possible so you can practice pieces at home independently.

LANGUAGE: Turkish
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 120 Minutes
CATEGORY: Culture
CULTURE CODE: Turkey
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €25 > Details

B.a.d: the epitome of entrepreneurship

ROTTERDAM, OUD-CHARLOIS

Foundation B.a.d is an artists' initiative. It was founded in 1987, when a group of art students squatted a decommissioned bath ho...Foundation B.a.d is an artists' initiative. It was founded in 1987, when a group of art students squatted a decommissioned bath house. The experience was short lived but influential as it inspired the need to establish a formal structure, and subsequently B.a.d was founded (Stichting B.a.d – Bad meaning ‘Bath’ in Dutch). As a collaborative, the Foundation has participated in many international exhibitions. In 2001, Foundation B.a.d began a project called 'B.a.d to The Future!' The aim of this project was to secure the premises for long term use, which included finding new partners, renovating the building, and continually rethinking how we function as an artistic organisation. Meet the artists who squatted the building, hear their story and ask them anything. B.a.d has hosted over 400 artists in residence from around the world. They have a large hall and garden, which can be used by members and guests for artistic and social activities. All this makes Foundation B.a.d an enjoyable and pleasant place for artists to work and stay.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €10 > Details

Be our guest at De Hille, a 24/7 homeless shelter

ROTTERDAM, BLOEMHOF

CVD de Hille is a 24-hour day and night shelter for people in Rotterdam who are older than 23 years and who are acutely homeless. ...CVD de Hille is a 24-hour day and night shelter for people in Rotterdam who are older than 23 years and who are acutely homeless. Homelessness is usually just the result of a big pile of problems such as debt, addiction, relationship problems, unemployment or problems with physical and / or mental health. "The night shelter of CVD isn’t just providing a place to sleep. It also looks at how you can continue your life in a positive way." Make yourself known as the guest from City Safari at the door and one of the co-workers will pick you up for a tour.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 3-15
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Enter the world of the Food Bank

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

Take a look behind the scenes and see and experience what the volunteers weekly do. In the Netherlands, currently 10,500 voluntee...Take a look behind the scenes and see and experience what the volunteers weekly do. In the Netherlands, currently 10,500 volunteers are actively providing more than 35,000 households each week with a food package. Rotterdam has its own Food Bank and Distribution Center. The Distribution Center is responsible for the delivery of food products both within Rotterdam and for the local food banks in the region. About 200 volunteers,ensure that around 2000 families in Rotterdam are provided with a food package. Without sponsorship, the Food Bank can not exist. Sponsorship may take the form of a financial contribution for operating costs or in the form of long-lasting food products such as rice and pasta.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Social and Welfare, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Explore the district with Mario Bosch

ROTTERDAM, PENDRECHT

Mario is an inhabitant of Pendrecht for over 50 years and in 2003 he received the symbolic title Day Mayor of Pendrecht which he b...Mario is an inhabitant of Pendrecht for over 50 years and in 2003 he received the symbolic title Day Mayor of Pendrecht which he bears with honour. Pendrecht is his passion and he knows a lot about the district, both the history and the present days. He describes Pendrecht on his website www.mario-bosch.nl which contains a blog as well (the blog is in Dutch only). Pendrecht was built in the fifties during the rebuilding of Rotterdam, the district has a unique structure designed by town-planner Lotte Stam-Beese. At the time Pendrecht was a model district and the showpiece of Rotterdam, it was intended as a working-class district but with wide streets and much greenery. Due to the restructuring and the changing of the population the district has pretty changed, after a bad time the situation is improving and Pendrecht is again getting popular as a residential area. Apart from newly built houses there are still many original buildings, the unique Saint Bavo Church is indicated to be protected as a monument. Mario is pleased to show the district to visitors and tell them what Pendrecht means for him. The walks are always different and are fit in the visitor’s wishes regarding space of time and specific interests, a coffee break can be included. The guided tours are available in Dutch, English or German.

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Architecture, History, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Get to work in Marina's kitchen

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

Turn beetroots into borscht. Get started in Marina's kitchen. Marina worked as a nurse in Grozny, Chechnya. When the apartment whe...Turn beetroots into borscht. Get started in Marina's kitchen. Marina worked as a nurse in Grozny, Chechnya. When the apartment where she lived with her husband and four children had suffered extensive damage once more from the struggle that was going on in Chechnya between the Russian leadership and Chechen separatists, Marina decided to leave. She says: "I do not know what was scarier, to stay or go away. Now I'm fine and my kids are doing well. All four have had a proper education and I'm the proud granny of two grandchildren."

LANGUAGE: Russian, Ingush, Chechen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: Migration, Food
CULTURE CODE: Russia
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-8
PRICE PER PERSON: €25 > Details
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