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!



A tour through the building of City Art Rotterdam


City Art Rotterdam is a project of Chris Ripken and Hannie Bierens. They have a large building, which was nominated in 1999 to be demolished, refurbished and built to a stunning arts center. The building includes 5 large rooms, each about 200 square meters and a smaller room of 60 square meters. Chris has a large workshop with welding, ceramics kilns and woodworking machines. The post-industrial property began as a fur and suede clothing workshop, downstairs you could find the tannery and upstairs the studio. Later this building has served as a supermarket for several owners. Chris Ripken has completed the school of arts in Maastricht successfully in 1986, he has obtained a 1st grade teacher training. In 1989, Chris came to Rotterdam with his family, and he has dedicated himself to making "street art", applied art to defend the neighborhood that against the degradation, caused by urban renewal. Up to now Chris has been seriously involved in the design of public space with applied art for and by residents. Chris has realized a large collection of sculptures. A large number of state are exhibited in City Art Rotterdam. Hannie Bierens has in her professional career focused on the social and societal issues. As a trainer / coach Hannie involved in the projects that Chris realizes.

DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Arts, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands