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Rotterdam Art Week

Rotterdam Art Week

The Rotterdam Art Week will take place from 18 - 22 May 2022

Almicheal Fraay

Rotterdam Art Week

Rotterdam will revolve around culture and contemporary art during Rotterdam Art Week from 18 – 22 May 2022. Throughout the week, the city bustles with special openings, exhibitions in museums and art institutions, guided tours, performances, pop-up shows, musical events and various fairs. For the first time, performance art is represented as a destination, an initiative of Art Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Art Week

With all its museums and art institutions, Rotterdam is the second art city in the Netherlands, it is logical that there was an art fair in 2000: Art Rotterdam. As a counterpart, Object Rotterdam was established in 2009. These fairs and other art institutions in Rotterdam are not competitors, but complement each other precisely. That is why it was decided in 2013 to join forces under the name Rotterdam Art Week and to immerse the city for a week in art. In addition to Art Rotterdam and design fair OBJECT, there you can also visit photography manifestation Haute Photographie and The New Current. Visit for the entire program.

Joined forces during Art Rotterdam Week

Art Rotterdam | OBJECT Rotterdam | Haute Photographie

Previews and exhibitions

Rotterdam has a rich cultural life. During the RAW museums, art institutions and galleries will present previews, special exhibitions, outdoor installations, (evening) openings, open ateliers, pop-ups, and tours throughout the city. Due to the major renovation and renewal of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the collection is partly housed in neighbouring museums. More information: ‘Boijmans Next Door‘. Or book your tickets for the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Eat, sleep, art fair, repeat

If you want to visit several art fairs and exhibitions during Rotterdam Art Week, it is useful to book a hotel in advance. In restaurants you do not necessarily have to reserve, because there are enough in Rotterdam; there is something for every taste and every budget.

Some practical info

The public transport in Rotterdam is quite extensive and very accessible. It will take you take anywhere you need. We will gladly give you information about how to move to and within Rotterdam. Arriving by car? Make sure you read the information about parking in the centre of Rotterdam. And because The Netherlands is almost made for biking, we have some tips for bike rental and routes as well.