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)

Heilige Boontjes: strong coffee - strong story - sweet treat

ROTTERDAM, COOL

By drinking “Heilige Boontjes” Coffee you not only enjoy unforgettable coffee, but you also contribute to offering young people be...By drinking “Heilige Boontjes” Coffee you not only enjoy unforgettable coffee, but you also contribute to offering young people better opportunities to the labour market. Heilige Boontjes offers these young people a work-study trajectory within her company. These youngsters learn a trade as a coffee roaster and barista and are challenged to achieve the very best result time and time again with beautiful coffee from special regions. But the most important thing that is taught is work ethics. The goal is to work with 50 young people every year. After this maximum 50-week apprenticeship trajectory, they have the knowledge and work experience that enables them to join the labour market.Heilige Boontjes uses specialty coffee, the best Arabica beans available worldwide. Think of single origin coffee beans from Brazil, Sumatra and Ethiopia, all with their own specific taste pattern. Heilige Boontjes is a sustainable and honest product, from coffee production to the consumer who enjoys this unforgettable coffee.

LANGUAGE: English, Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Food, Education, Work
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 20-1
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €132 > Details

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Joe Cillen's North Island

ROTTERDAM, NOORDEREILAND

Joe is a very special man. He can take you for a horizontal tour of the North Island. He can talk about his projects that promote ...Joe is a very special man. He can take you for a horizontal tour of the North Island. He can talk about his projects that promote social cohesion on the island or explain how an 'orgone accumulator' works. In any case, he will give you food for thought. Joe Cillen firmly believes: 'At one time the motor vessel North Island will tear itself from its mooring place and set sail to a heavenly spot'. On the map, the North Island does indeed have the shape of a vessel. With a little fantasy you can imagine that Rotterdam is the shipyard where the Northern Island is anchored like a supertanker. Joe was born in the Belgian town of Paal - an anagram of the utopian island Pala from the novel by Aldous Huxley. In his younger years Joe lived a life full of drugs and alcohol. In that 'previous life' Cillen was a miner, delinquent, smuggler and sailor on the tramp. Later in life Cillen went to the Academy of Fine Arts. Now he's running a gallery on the ground floor of his house. Cillen's imaginative plan for the motor vessel has been a well-kept secret for a long time, only known to the approximately three thousand islanders.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Civil initiatives, Arts
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €7 > Details

Kees will mend your heart in 60 seconds

ROTTERDAM, DIJKZIGT

This is a test item. When Kees was growing up, he was surrounded by adolescent girls and of course they all had relational pro...This is a test item. When Kees was growing up, he was surrounded by adolescent girls and of course they all had relational problems. Kees developed a reputation for mending broken hearts. Whenever a girl found out she had a cheating boyfriend, he would comfort her, body and soul and she would walk away with a fresh look on life, ready for a new start. To satisfy the demand, he devised the 60 second method, guaranteeing a mended broken heart. He is now 68, but the charm still works. You need your heart mended, look no further. Book Kees.

LANGUAGE: French, German, English, Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 30 Minutes
CATEGORY: Civil initiatives, Politics
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €6 > Details

Meet the artists of Via Kunst

ROTTERDAM, COOL

Via Kunst is a creative workshop for “street related talent”. Participants with an artistic talent, but a lack of possibilities fo...Via Kunst is a creative workshop for “street related talent”. Participants with an artistic talent, but a lack of possibilities for expressing and developing this talent, are welcome to use the studio. In the gallery their arts are presented to the public. Via Kunst is part of the Nico Adriaans Foundation, which is an organization that works with volunteers and professionals, dedicated to providing a new start for drug addicts and the homeless.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-20
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

New opportunity in the Netherlands. Welcome to Abdullah’s ho...

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

Abdullah fled to the Netherlands from Syria with his brother after a bullet abruptly ended the conditions for a decent living in h...Abdullah fled to the Netherlands from Syria with his brother after a bullet abruptly ended the conditions for a decent living in his home town Damascus. In the Netherlands he started a new life with new opportunities. Feel the spirit of Abdullah and give him your strength and energy in return.

LANGUAGE: Arabic, English, Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Health and Care, Housing, Migration, Politics, Science, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Syria
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Pay a visit to radio Brasa

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WERK (SCHEEPVAARTKWARTIER)

Radio Brasa is made for lovers of so-called Black & Caribbean Music with a colorful lifestyle. Every day their shows are dedicated...Radio Brasa is made for lovers of so-called Black & Caribbean Music with a colorful lifestyle. Every day their shows are dedicated to this lifestyle: Young, entrepreneurial, focused on the power of culture and self-reliance, with or without bi-cultural background. Marciano is an entrepreneur and the founder of Radio Brasa. He loves to take you into the world of media literacy and media representation.

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Culture
CULTURE CODE: Caribbean
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Some give their lives a restart at at Pluspunt

ROTTERDAM, OUDE NOORDEN

The Pluspunt Foundation was established in January 2005 with the aim of both a proper care and provide meaningful activities to th...The Pluspunt Foundation was established in January 2005 with the aim of both a proper care and provide meaningful activities to the homeless in Rotterdam. These are also people who live in social isolation who want to come out again. Think of people who sit at home for example psychosocial problems and have little or no social contacts. Patrick or Bas give you a warm welcome. Take a look in the living room and workshop and get into conversation with the great people of Pluspunt Advantage.

LANGUAGE: Amazigh, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Safen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-2
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Strong muscles, strong characters

ROTTERDAM, COOL

Noel Brazão Soares was born in the Cape Verde Islands and has been living in Rotterdam since 1986. He has been working as a sports...Noel Brazão Soares was born in the Cape Verde Islands and has been living in Rotterdam since 1986. He has been working as a sports instructor since 1998 and he is a supervisor within the mental health institute Bouman. He’s mainly concerned with nutrition, sports and recreation. Three nights a week he’s giving boxing and kick boxing lessons at the Cool district of Rotterdam. He’s also working together with the police. Once Noel was Dutch champion, Benelux champion and European champion kickboxing and he has also participated in K1 max match in Japan against Masato Kobayashi. For Noel kickboxing is a way to encourage young people to stay on the right path. He’s also coaching children with autism and children who want to work on their overweight. He’s also running a competitione team called Team Soares. This team takes part in monthly contests and tournaments. In this way young people are able to broaden their horizons and to gain new experiences

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Sport, Social and Welfare, Education
CULTURE CODE: ---
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €15 > Details

Introduction to meditation at the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual A...

ROTTERDAM, LISKWARTIER

You are welcome to get in touch with the activities of Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Academy by experiencing yourself how to connect sp...You are welcome to get in touch with the activities of Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Academy by experiencing yourself how to connect spirituality with your daily life. The Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Academy recognizes the inner spirituality and goodness of every human being. The academy helps them to rediscover their own goodness. The development of spiritual understanding and awareness of the individual is supported. And together they try to find the fitting shape in attitude, behavior, skills and values in personal and social life. People who regularly visit the Brahma Kumaris centers exercise Raja Yoga, an open-eye meditation, which allows the mind to relax and create a healthy balance between the inner and outer world. Studying spirituality gives insight into the nature of the soul, God, time and karma. Brahma Kumaris emphasizes meditation and spiritual education and has developed various educational programs such as the Soul Seminars about Raja Yoga meditation. Furthermore, there are special themes, Positive Thinking, Life Without Stress, Overcoming Anger, Resistance to Fear and Self-Respect, which, in addition to information and mutual exchange, also provides space for silent moments and meditation.

LANGUAGE: Nederlands, English
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Education, Culture
CULTURE CODE: ---
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-10
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €7 > Details

Join Marina for a Chechen lunch

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

Have a great Russian lunch with a Chechen twist while Marina tells you everything you want to know about her life in the Caucasus ...Have a great Russian lunch 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: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Migration
CULTURE CODE: Russia
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €13 > Details

Masterclass Marbling - Ebru

ROTTERDAM, MIDDELLAND

The secret of Ebru is painting on water, a traditional Turkish art form. It is a technique that can be recognized by its organic s...The secret of Ebru is painting on water, a traditional Turkish art form. It is a technique that can be recognized by its organic shapes, mystical aura and flowing patterns. The colors merge on the surface, the painter drips the paint into the container and designs a painting of natural forms. Each painting is immortalized in an amazing way: the design is soaked up by the paper and the final result is visible in negative. During a master class you can learn this fascinating art form in a short time. After a short introduction we start with examples of the techniques needed to practice this art form. The use of the materials is explained during the making of the examples. Then everyone is able to make his own design. During the master class, we obviously provide good guidance and answer all your questions. All designs can be taken home afterwards.

LANGUAGE: Turkish
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Culture
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-8
PRICE PER PERSON: €50 > Details

Meet the residents of the Super Cube

ROTTERDAM, COOL

Ask for Charlotte. Exodus South Holland South is housed in the so-called Super Cube. Architect Piet Blom designed these special ...Ask for Charlotte. Exodus South Holland South is housed in the so-called Super Cube. Architect Piet Blom designed these special homes. (Ex-) prisoners, after or during imprisonment, who want to make a new start without crime are welcome here. There are fourteen men and women living in this house. The program is focused on self-reliance and personal responsibility. Much attention is paid to the house rules. It’s not always easy to participate in the strict program. Rest and rhythm are important. The chaos of the past has given enough mess. Detrimental behavior and breaking the house rules are not accepted. Positive behavior, development and initiative are rewarded.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: ---
CATEGORY: Justice
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Nico at the Open Air Museum Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, HEIJPLAAT

Nico Prins will take you to the middle of the port operations of the large city ports Waalhaven en Eemhaven. This is the place whe...Nico Prins will take you to the middle of the port operations of the large city ports Waalhaven en Eemhaven. This is the place where inhabitants and visitors can feel and experience the beating heart of the world economy for 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week. Here you get to see in a unique way while walking through the area, guided by the City Narrator Nico Prins, how Rotterdam is working on the future developments. In an interactive way Nico will introduce you to one of the best hidden secrets of Rotterdam. Nico Prins is professional storyteller with more than 20 years experience and is inhabitant of Rotterdam in heart and soul, born and raised between the ports. He knows his city and the history of the place and likes to tell about the development and groth of the city. The city of Rotterdam is a changing city in a changing world. Rotterdam recently lost its position as largest port in the world, but is still the leader when it comes to innovation. Rotterdam is a city with big ambitions in the development towards the sustainable world. Nico has a long history in working with sustainability and is able to explain in a simple way how the process works towards a more sustainable world. In the area Heijplaat/RDM he found his place and created Open air museum Rotterdam. All aspects of the city of Rotterdam and the ports are coming together in a small area: the industrial cultural heritage of a no more functional large shipyard RDM with the adjacent garden village Heijplaat, 100 years ago specially built for the employees of the yard, now form an area that is in the middle of a process of transforming to a centre of knowledge, it is a model of the sustainable world of tomorrow where working, learning, leisure and living go hand in hand on a few square kilometers. Nico is actively involved within this transition for over a decade and knows all the ins and outs of the story. With Nico as guide in the area Heijplaat/RDM the transition of the industrial activities á la 20th century to the sustainable development of the 21st century truly comes alive in the only real open air museum Rotterdam.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: History, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-40
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €7 > Details

Pluspunt provides activation and education in one.

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

There's always a lot going on at Pluspunt. Everyone is working or learning at his or her level. You'll find a bicycle repair, a we...There's always a lot going on at Pluspunt. Everyone is working or learning at his or her level. You'll find a bicycle repair, a welding shop, a carpenter, a thrift store and a recycle place. In the nearby square the Pluspunt clients can tend to the garden together with local residents. Herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, are grown, picked and harvested all depending on the season. There is a bus to help people with who are moving homes and for small jobs in and around the house for people in the neighborhood. Every day they eat a fresh made meal together. You are welcome for a good conversation with a good cup of coffee

LANGUAGE: Amazigh, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Safen
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-2
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Stroll around in the Food Garden

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

The Food Garden Rotterdam promotes a healthy city. They are in favor of a sustainable urban society, with healthy food for everyon...The Food Garden Rotterdam promotes a healthy city. They are in favor of a sustainable urban society, with healthy food for everyone, without poverty and social exclusion. With people who actively shape their own lives and take responsibility for each other and their environment. The garden provides food: sustainably grown seasonal vegetables for the Rotterdam Food Bank. In addition, it is a place to meet and do something; a place to produce food and to develop talents. They are thinking of extending the project and grow more food gardens for food banks. In addition, the Foundation wants to be part of sustainable developments in the Rotterdam region. The garden is a green area with a park-like character in a district that is in full development, so it offers many possibilities as a unifying factor between business, non-profit organizations, local residents and nature lovers!

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Health and Care, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-25
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details
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