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)

Tai Ji Quan at The Park

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WERK (SCHEEPVAARTKWARTIER)

Tai Ji Quan is pronounced as' taai dzjie tsjoewèn'. Literally translated this means ultimate best fist (fighting method). But this...Tai Ji Quan is pronounced as' taai dzjie tsjoewèn'. Literally translated this means ultimate best fist (fighting method). But this translation is all but complete. Tai Ji refers to one extremity (the ultimate) and the other extremity (the best) and thus refers to the philosophy of Yin and Yang. So in fact Tai Ji Quan means unarmed martial art based on the philosophy of Ying and Yang. In this workshop you practise Tai Ji Quan yourself. Excersizes consist of the performance of a series of slow, smooth movements. The movements are often round, ensuring the whole body is in motion in a gentle way. Moving in a relaxed way is of great importance. Muscles function the best when having a good posture. Balance, concentration and coordination are the essential aspects that are practiced while performing Tai Ji. In Tai Ji the health aspect is important. No physical force is used only inner strength, the idea, the intention of a movement.

LANGUAGE: Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: ---
CULTURE CODE: China
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 10-40
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €8 > Details

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Take a Happiness Hike

ROTTERDAM, BERGPOLDER

Lucky Walks are developed and implemented especially for vulnerable elderly, mostly residents of health care facilities, and volun...Lucky Walks are developed and implemented especially for vulnerable elderly, mostly residents of health care facilities, and volunteers . 50 species of luck are there are to be discovered i.a. tile peering, green watching and water staring.

LANGUAGE: Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-15
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Thai Boxing with a World Champ

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

Former world champion Khalid Chennouf teaches kids form the hood to box, but moreover he teaches them self control. Change into a ...Former world champion Khalid Chennouf teaches kids form the hood to box, but moreover he teaches them self control. Change into a set of sporting clothes and you can start a training with them! For Khalid respect for each other and hard work are the key objectives. Together with the young people from the neighborhood you work out for an hour with boxing gloves and pads. Everyone can participate at their own pace and Khalid is there to instruct you.

LANGUAGE: Arabic, French
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Sport, Social and Welfare, Education
CULTURE CODE: Morocco
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 8-30
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €10 > Details

Visit the Russian Church of Alexander Nevsky

ROTTERDAM, COOL

This parish of the Russian Orthodox Church was founded in Rotterdam by Archimandrite Dionysius. He was active in the resistance du...This parish of the Russian Orthodox Church was founded in Rotterdam by Archimandrite Dionysius. He was active in the resistance during the Second World War. Amongst other people, he hid a Jewish woman. When she was not found during a search, he attributed this to a miraculous icon of the Mother of God, which had been given to him by a monk from India. He then vowed to start a Russian church in Rotterdam, dedicated to this icon.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Religion
CULTURE CODE: Russia
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Vistit Hellen in a Cube House

ROTTERDAM, COOL

Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by a...Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof": high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. Do not vsit the Show Cube for tourists, but the cube house of Hellen. She tells how it is to live without vertical lines. Ring the bell and take a look at the cube of Hellen.

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

Welcome to the Koçatepe Mosque

ROTTERDAM, AFRIKAANDERWIJK

The Turkisch Koçatepe Mosque is housed in a former school. On the outside it's still a big school that doesn't look like a mosque ...The Turkisch Koçatepe Mosque is housed in a former school. On the outside it's still a big school that doesn't look like a mosque at all. But inside, at the end of the corridor, you'll find a beautiful place of worship. You'll get a tour through the mosque. You'll hear something about the rituals and the habits and you will be invited to ask anything you want to know.

LANGUAGE: Turkish
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Religion
CULTURE CODE: Turkey
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-20
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Tailored Program

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

You want a City Safari for more than 6 participants. Please nota that for a personal meeting this is really too many people in the...You want a City Safari for more than 6 participants. Please nota that for a personal meeting this is really too many people in the room. We can make a Tailored Program for you for the whole party which gets split up into smaller groups that each have their own encounters. Tailored Programs are possible in Rotterdam for up to 120 participants and with a maximum of 40 pax in The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam. We can create a Tailored Program with three visits starting from €70. Click CITY SAFARI TAILORED in the menu to the left for more information.

LANGUAGE: Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 240 Minutes
CATEGORY: ---
CULTURE CODE: ---
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 7-1000
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Tea with Marina

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

Welcome to the home of Marina Ausheva. Marina worked as a nurse in Gorky, Chechnya. When the apartment where she lived with her hu...Welcome to the home of Marina Ausheva. 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 to leave. 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: €10 > Details

Visit the Audarya Dhaam Temple

ROTTERDAM, PROVENIERSWIJK

The Krishna movement was founded in New York in 1966 by the A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada from India. Already in 1968 ...The Krishna movement was founded in New York in 1966 by the A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada from India. Already in 1968 the movement expanded to Europe. There are four centers in the Netherlands with a total of 200 initiates and some 200 supporters The Krishna movement is a movement within Hinduism. Krishna is 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. You will be warmly received in the temple. After a tour and explanation is the high time to launch your questions.

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

Visit violin builder Gijsbert van Ziel

ROTTERDAM, OUDE NOORDEN

Gijsbert was trained as a violin maker at the Newark School of Violin Making in England (1988 -1991). During and after his studies...Gijsbert was trained as a violin maker at the Newark School of Violin Making in England (1988 -1991). During and after his studies he gained experience in studios in Berlin, Madrid and Montpellier. On his return to the Netherlands in 1995 he established as an independent violin maker. In recent years he has been in his studio in Rotterdam mainly engaged in the construction of instruments, particularly cellos, but also violins and violas. Over the years he has built up extensive experience with sound enhancement tools and he pays much attention to the adjustment of both new and antique instruments. He will tell you all about it and ask away!

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Crafts
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-5
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €15 > Details

Welcome to Rotterdamsche Confituur

ROTTERDAM, AFRIKAANDERWIJK

Rotterdamsche Confituur is a social enterprise where delicious jams are made in the Afrikaander district. Young people with a disa...Rotterdamsche Confituur is a social enterprise where delicious jams are made in the Afrikaander district. Young people with a disability and with a distance to the labor market are working with us. Our aim is to put a traditional product on the market with the help of a vulnerable group. The jam is made according to traditional methods with organic ingredients if possible and without artificial additives. By offering these young people a job, we give them the ability to learn different skills. They learn the different business processes and are encouraged to work together in a business environment. We work together with schools and volunteers from the neighborhood.

LANGUAGE: English, Nederlands
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 30 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Workshop Turkish Paper Marbling - (Ebru)

ROTTERDAM, ZEVENKAMP

Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone....Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces This workshop is an opportunity to learn this art from a skilled master at his authentic art studio located in Rotterdam.

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