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Rotterdam Rooftop Days : a festive exploration of the cityscape from above. ... See MoreSee Less

Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

Rotterdamse Dakendagen

June 11, 2015, 4:00pm - June 14, 2015, 8:00pm

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Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

9 April 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Film Brussels: Our City

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As part of the Metropolitan Field Trips, AFFR is screening every month a film on a European city. After Athens, Zürich and Lisbon this month it is Brussels! In preparation for the field trip the film Our City of Marina Tarantino will be screened. Our City, Marina Tarantino (Belgium, 2014, 83 min.). The film is […]

26 February 2015Inspiring Cities Film: Zürich

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An introduction evening on Zürich and it’s urban developments. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers; most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated here. But at the same time it is the place where one of the first fablabs in Europe was situated, where new small enterprises […]

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The First Museum Widget in the World

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The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam introduced the first Museum Widget in the world. Each day a new work of art on your desktop.What is a Widget? Widget, or Gadget for Apple fans – you may know them. Small windows in your…

Strange statues

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Statues that make you smile from all over the world. My own contribution to the collection are these two statues I found in Rotterdam and Antwerp. For a big collection of statues that make you smile check out a…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 4: Luit de Haas

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I’m a Rotterdammer since 1972, when I started studying Economics at the Erasmus University. When I arrived I immediately fell in love with the city.Later on I married, of course, a Rotterdam born woman (the best there is). And…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 24: Hans Snel

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Culture is important for every city, for the climate of living and doing business. Culture can strengthen the image of Rotterdam as a city of modern architecture.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 28: Martje Storm

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The book of Bordewijk, Character, means Rotterdam to me. The main figure develops thanks to the anger he has towards his father. Negative acts can make stronger…The bombing of Rotterdam was sad, but has made the city stronger and proud.…