Jeffrey loves parties, Esmeralda is always looking for special events and happenings, and Manon enjoys culture. Every two weeks, all three of them provide you with the best tips for a day or night out in Rotterdam.


Esmeralda’s tip: Rotterdam New Year’s Dive

Considering I’m always up for a challenge, I’ve been entertaining the idea of participating in the New Year’s Dive in Scheveningen for some time now. There’s just one problem: it starts at 12:00 and it’s a whole hour away from Rotterdam. I don’t know how you feel about it but for me it’s asking a bit too much on the morning of New Year’s Day when I’m feeling a little worse for the wear. Fortunately, the Ice Skating Club in Kralingen has a solution! They’re also organising a New Year’s Dive on 1 January at 14:00 at the Kralingse Plas. This means it’s much closer and I can sleep in longer. Now a fresh start to the New Year is in the realm of possibility. And for just 5 euro you’ll have the freshest start imaginable along with some delicious hot coffee, chocolate milk or pea soup. You can sign up at the event itself or on this website. Are you in?

Sunday 1 January // Kralingse Plas // 5 euro


Manon’s tip: Cineville’s Best Films of 2016

December is a month for making lists. From the ten best moments on television to the Top-2000: we just like seeing the year in review. And in January, the lists will continue on their merry way. On Sunday 8 January, you can see the ten best films of 2016 at KINO. Cineville will show the best of the best on the big screen from 10:00 to 23:00. Which films they’ll be showing hasn’t been decided because you will help decide which films will make the list. Through to the end of Boxing Day you can vote for your personal favourites and the results will be announced on 29 December. A ticket is only 7 euro, so I say grab this opportunity with both hands and see a good film in the cinema!

Image credit: Cineville

Sunday 8 January // KINO // 7 euro


Jeffrey’s tip: Anti war dub in Transport

What’s better than starting the New Year with a party while supporting a charity at the same time? On 14 January, students are organising a Dubstep and Drum&Bass event in Transport Rotterdam where the theme is ‘partying against the war’. All the proceeds from the Anti war dub will be donated to War Child and the goal is to raise 1,500 euro. Considering the average rate that students consume beer, this goal should be easily reached. Among the artists to be featured are DJs and producers you might know from Subway. With their balancing act between melodies and darker grooves, they’ll smoothly usher in the night. So create some good karma for yourself and buy a ticket for just 7.50 euro. Just think about how often you get to support a charity simply by getting drunk!

Saturday 14 January // Transport Rotterdam // 7.50 euro