Rotterdam, always on
Rotterdam, a resilient city. We respond to change and keep moving forward. Even though we all stay at home this winter, let this page inspire you about everything Rotterdam has to offer. Check out the amazing hidden gems or art in public spaces for you to experience in the future. We look forward to welcoming you in 2021.
Tan Do leaves his creative mark in the Rotterdam hospitality industry
This is Tan Do, owner of restaurant Little V and grand café Dodo. His business is never finished, just like Rotterdam. In an industry that is experiencing difficult times, he thinks in terms of possibilities to make his product better than ever. His vision on good food and drive to offer a great experience has no boundaries. Watch his story here.
Frankie Dros about a vibrant Noordplein
Check the story of Frankie Dros, co-organizer of Blijdorp Festival, Containerbar Noord and the recently opened nightclub RTM. As a creative entrepreneur he is always looking for new and inspiring places. A few years ago, the undiscovered Noordplein caught his eye and the idea of Containerbar Noord arose. Last year he took the chance to turn the popular pop-up bar into a permanent bar with a temporarily takeaway counter. Together with the weekly Oogstmarkt, Frankie brings Noordplein to life, even now. We can't wait to dance and enjoy his events again!
Malou Zuur embraces the diversity of Rotterdam
Check out the story of Malou Zuur, born and raised in Rotterdam and owner of the yoga & booty company LouZen. She takes up the challenge to get people moving, especially in these times. Her solutions to get people fit and flexible are just as creative and diverse as Rotterdam. From great heights to pure nature, there is always a place that fits your mood.
Wesley dos Santos makes his dreams come true in Delfshaven
Check out the story of Wesley dos Santos, a young entrepreneur and role model for many. As the founder of circular water sports company iKapitein, he continues – despite COVID – to see opportunities and think of solutions that help Rotterdam become even better and more sustainable. And his hydrocycle might just be the stand-out product for the summer of 2021!
Margaret West brings colour to the Maho quarter
Click here to read the story of Margaret West, a true Rotterdammer with two boutiques and her own clothing brand. She is proud of Rotterdam’s resilience. Like her city, Margaret responds to change and keeps on adapting – because Rotterdam never stops. Be inspired and discover how, even in these difficult times, her enterprises are colouring the streets of the Maho quarter.
Missed the New Year's Drone Show?
Watch it here. Happy New Year from Rotterdam!
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