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 unique persons: a refugee, a veteran, a violin builder, a storyteller, or you go to a temple, a mosque, a social initiative… You pick the meeting, we make sure that you’re expected. In Rotterdam we can create custom programs tailored to your wishes, also for larger companies. Contact us!

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We invite you for a personal meeting with unique persons: a refugee, a veteran, a violin builder, a storyteller, or you go to a temple, a mosque, a social initiative… You pick the meeting, we make sure that you’re expected. In Rotterdam we can create custom programs tailored to your wishes, also for larger companies. Contact us!

63 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

Curious about family formation for men?

ROTTERDAM, NOORDEREILAND

Meet Arthyra and discover the most austere approach to the world of natural medicine in Rotterdam.She addresses this encounter ver...Meet Arthyra and discover the most austere approach to the world of natural medicine in Rotterdam.She addresses this encounter very personal. This workshop will help you to take your rightful place in your life. It will give you a different perspective on relationships, work environment and (Often unwanted) family patterns. That will help you effectively to be yourself . This workshop is ment for men only!

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 150 Minutes
CATEGORY: Health and Care
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €50 > Details

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Custom Made Program in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, DIJKZIGT

After we discuss your expectations, I will create a custom made program for you based on your interests. The quoted price is a FRO...After we discuss your expectations, I will create a custom made program for you based on your interests. The quoted price is a FROM price as we may include extra's if you wish like lunch, dinner, workshop or a premium activity. A typical Custom made program will take four hours or more. You will receive a proposal before you commit to the program. An extra fee for the additional service is included in the price. If you click CHECK AVAILABILITY we will contact you through email or you may call us direct to discuss the options: +31 10 436 3567.

LANGUAGE: English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 240 Minutes
CATEGORY: ---
CULTURE CODE: ---
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €70 > 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, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts
CULTURE CODE: Africa
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-20
PRICE PER PERSON: €14 > Details

Getting started with art yourself

ROTTERDAM, BERGPOLDER

Chris Ripken was born in 1956 in Rotterdam and is a visual artist. In his impressive large studio and work space, he makes special...Chris Ripken was born in 1956 in Rotterdam and is a visual artist. In his impressive large studio and work space, he makes special things. A workshop with the Rotterdam artist Chris Ripken can not be described unambiguously. Chris works with many different materials and with him you many ways. Think of model making, working with iron, logo design or drawing portraits.

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-40
PRICE PER PERSON: €35 > Details

Having lunch with artist Chris Ripken

ROTTERDAM, BERGPOLDER

A delicious lunch between the works at City Art Rotterdam. After a tour along the impressive collection of Chris Ripken there’s a ...A delicious lunch between the works at City Art Rotterdam. After a tour along the impressive collection of Chris Ripken there’s a delicious lunch waiting for you. Chris Ripken has completed the academy in Maastricht successfully in 1986. In 1989, Chris came to Rotterdam with his family, and he has dedicated himself to making "street art" applied art as a defense for degradation, caused by urban renewal. Chris has still involved in the design of public space with applied art for and by people of Rotterdam.

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Food
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-30
PRICE PER PERSON: €25 > Details

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

Curious about family formation for women?

ROTTERDAM, NOORDEREILAND

Meet Arthyra and discover the most austere approach to the world of natural medicine in Rotterdam.She immediately questions you so...Meet Arthyra and discover the most austere approach to the world of natural medicine in Rotterdam.She immediately questions you something very personal. What about your dreams and desires?! Are you still waiting for the right moment? You can start right now! This workshop is ment for women only!

LANGUAGE: German
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 150 Minutes
CATEGORY: Health and Care
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €50 > 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

Journalists may use City Safari for their research, but there are conditions.

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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

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

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: Dutch, 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
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