In recent years, the Maritime District has undergone a major metamorphosis from a boring office district to a hip residential district with lots of entertainment on the water too. This also includes fun events such as the Old Port Summer Festival, the Wijnhaven Festival / Rotterdam Water Weekend, the World Port Days, the 010 City Swim, Sinfonia Maritime Concert, etc. in recent years.
Unfortunately, due to the Corona pandemic, many events have been canceled or postponed.
This year, for the second time, Floating Cinema @ Maritime District will be held in September in the sloop harbor “The Re Apple Marina”. Are you coming as well?
In 2022 we hope to facilitate and organize fun events again.
Below is a selection of the events; an ideal moment to get to know our neighborhood!
Experience the modern port and maritime crafts in the new Leuve Pavilion & Summer Program in the Maritime Museum
The Leuve Pavilion, the new eye-catcher in the Maritime District, is open. The pavilion, which is largely made of glass, was designed by MoederscheimMoonen Architects. Thanks to the striking and compact design, there is a good view of the Leuvehaven from the Schiedamsedijk. An information point about the harbor, workshops of the Maritime Museum and two catering establishments with terraces bring the Maritime District to life.
The museum is open every day from 17 July to 29 August, and there is plenty to do in the evenings until 20 pm. Visitors can enjoy a drink with a view of the Rotterdam skyline, take an unforgettable cruise and children get to work as a kettle.
Maritime crafts can be discovered daily in the publicly accessible wood and metal workshops of the Maritime Museum, made possible thanks in part to contributions from the BankGiro Loterij and other funds. This is where the cranes and ships from the museum harbor are maintained. In the Port Pavilion of the Port of Rotterdam, visitors are introduced to today's port and receive inspiring tips & trips to explore the port for themselves.
Food and drink
For coffee, prize-winning ice cream from Robin Alting and freshly baked waffles, visitors can visit the ice cream parlor and coffee bar Loeve of the Maritime Museum. A restaurant with seats on the quay will be built on the south side of the pavilion.
Greener meeting place
In addition to the construction of the Leuve Pavilion, the Municipality of Rotterdam is also improving the space around the pavilion. There will be more greenery on the quay at the harbor of the Maritime Museum. There will be seating edges and the stairs will also be tackled. Soon there will be more room to stroll and play. Visitors can still admire the museum's outdoor collection here as well. At the beginning of 2022, the redesign of the outdoor space will start.
During the summer holidays, the Maritime Museum Haven is open every day until 20.00 p.m. Visitors discover – relax in a beach chair – maritime stories; Little adventurers explore the Professor Splash clamber course or swab the deck to earn a sailor tattoo. And of course the day will be concluded with a freshly scooped ice cream from the Loeve ice cream parlor. The Maritime Museum has the oldest and largest museum harbor in the Netherlands, on the spot where the port of Rotterdam once began. Museum ships are moored there and special guest ships are moored there. Visitors are welcome on board.
Maritime crafts on a pedestal
This summer, the brand new workshops of the Maritime Museum will open their doors to the public in the new Leuve Pavilion in the museum harbor. While welders and carpenters work 'live' on the museum fleet, visitors there unravel the secrets of shipbuilding in an interactive way. At the demonstration of the blacksmith, sparks fly around and during a forging workshop children roll up their sleeves. The new Port Pavilion of the Port of Rotterdam can also be found in the pavilion. In this information point, visitors receive inspiring tips & trips to explore the port.
Experience Rotterdam from the water
This summer, visitors with sea legs will indulge themselves aboard a historic cruise on one of the museum ships. During this cruise, the Erasmus Bridge, ss Rotterdam and the skyline of Rotterdam can be admired from the water. Meanwhile, the crew is happy to tell you about the museum ship, which carries a special history with it. The trips last one and a half hours and tickets can be booked via www.maritiemmuseum.nl. There are also daily shorter sailings through the Maritime District, the city ports of Rotterdam.
The full program is on www.maritiemmuseum.nl.
Podcast Theatrical Architecture Soundwalk
'The Apple does not fall far than the tree'
Experience the Maritime District like never before. Through the eyes and ears of courier and
student Mats. Discover the history that is on the water, in hidden alleys,
behind front doors or in the elevators of the residential towers. And experience how delivering a package can add an unexpected twist to life.
Walk this sensory Podcast route with your own phone; it takes about 30 minutes.
Here's how to follow the 'Apple doesn't fall far from the tree' route:
1. Download here. the Podcast on your phone
2. Use headphones or earphones
3. Go to the starting point: Plein 1940, Rotterdam
4. Click on start. Lots of fun!
Tip: Bring a print of the map