Art Rotterdam Week
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Art Rotterdam Week

Rotterdam will revolve around culture and contemporary art during Art Rotterdam Week from 5 – 9 February 2020. 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.

Art Rotterdam 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 Art Rotterdam 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 in Las Palmas and The New Current in ‘de Spaanse Kubus’. During the Art Rotterdam Week free shuttle buses will take you from the Van Nelle Factory to the Museum Park, the Kop van Zuid and the Merwe-Vierhavens (M4H) area.

Art Fairs

Art Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam

From 6 to 9 February in the Van Nelle Factory.
OBJECT Rotterdam

OBJECT Rotterdam

From 7 to 9 February: fair for contemporary design in the characteristic HA...
Haute Photographie

Haute Photographie

From 5 to 9 February photography fair Haute Photographie returns to Las Pa...

Joined forces during Art Rotterdam Week

Art Rotterdam | OBJECT Rotterdam | Haute Photographie

Previews and exhibitions

Rotterdam has a rich cultural life. During the Art Rotterdam Week 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. During the Art Rotterdam Week, exhibits include Masterly (Kunsthal Rotterdam), Studio Secrets of Rotterdam (Museum Rotterdam) and Rothko & I (Stedelijk Museum Schiedam). More information: ‘Boijmans Next Door‘.

Highlights

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

Kunsthal Rotterdam proudly presents the first retrospective on French creat...
Katrien De Blauwer | Attack

Katrien De Blauwer | Attack

The Nederlands Fotomuseum presents the first exhibition by Belgian artist K...
Armando | I just feel at home here

Armando | I just feel at home here

The Chabot Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the private collec...

Eat, sleep, art fair, repeat

If you want to visit several art fairs and exhibitions during Art Rotterdam 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.

The coolest hotels

The coolest hotels

Becauce you have to rest too
The finest restaurants

The finest restaurants

If you feel like having a bite
The best musea

The best musea

and art institutions in Rotterdam

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.

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