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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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.