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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, many events have been canceled or postponed due to the Corona pandemic. In 2021 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!

12-9 to 1-11 - Exhibition Maritime District: Water City, Reconstruction and Living

These are the three pillars on which the Maritime District floats. Discover the whole story.
The Red Apple on the Wijnbrugstraat has an exhibition about the history of the Maritime District. This maritime part of Rotterdam, also known as Waterstad or Wijnhavenkwartier, has a special history. Visit the exhibition and discover the layered story of the Maritime District.

The exhibition, which is located in the new space at the entrance of the Red Apple on the
Wijnbrugstraat 22 is located in Rotterdam, and can be visited free of charge from 12 September to 1 November, every Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 17:00 PM. Reservations are required in connection with COVID-19. This is possible via this web page.

Besides an exhibition, there is more to experience. On the weekend of September 12-13, 2020 we give guided tours at 14:00 PM and 16:00 PM. Tickets for a tour cost 7,50 euros and can be ordered here
via the following website: https://www.dagvandearchitectuur-rotterdam.nl/nl/wandeling-maritiem-district-met-platform-wederopbouw-rotterdam/

Several guided tours and lectures will be organized in the course of September and October.

Image courtesy of Steven Bos

Thanks to the following parties who have made the above possible:

  • VVE The Red Apple for the temporary availability of their new living space behind the entrance
  • The Rotterdam Center Area Committee for their financial support
  • The following funds:

From 12/9: 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

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