SOUTH EXPLORER in Rotterdam Zuid. Cultural hotspots, galleries, artist studios, and shops and more open their doors on one day with multiple programs. Scroll and swipe 13 hours through Rotterdam South, from Rijnhaven to Bloemhof, Tarwewijk, Carnisse and Oud-Charlois. Art, music, poetry, film, food, jewelry, books, photography, pubs and parties.

During SOUTH EXPLORER you can visit several cultural sites in Rotterdam South on one day. Some of the locations offer special programs at a fixed time.


RAAF is the information point “This Is the South”, a creative working studio, a stage with a diverse cultural program and a homely Dinner café.


Salon of Memories.


Art in the Tent with work made by Herman Lamers, Netty van Osch, Christine Saalfeld, Bart van Lieshout and others. The urban farmyard Putsebocht will be transformed to tent village. Walking dinner with live music and singing chicks. The dinner is on reservation (€ 7,50 incl 1 drink) email to post@stad-nomaden.nl.

Bob Smit Gallery

Bob Smit is a young dynamic gallery, temporary hosted on the first floor of a house in the South of Rotterdam.

Werklicht Exposé

Exhibition – Shared Moments.

Theater aan de Laan

Entitled ‘A View with a Room’ the Rotterdam Wijktheater will play two performances which local residents Tarwewijk were interviewed from the roof that offers such a beautiful view over the city. Dutch spoken. At the end of the performances is the opportunity to drink something.

Cultuurwerkplaats Carnisse, Ebenhaezerstraat 51

Cultuurwerkplaats Tarwewijk, Mijnsherenlaan 120 D CT

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13.00-18.00 hr.

Koffie en Ambacht

Charloisse Poort

13.00-23.00 hr

Studio Pompstraat – Pompi

Multidisciplinary space with 6 studios and shared project space occupied by artists working internationally and within the Netherlands.

Cateringa & Kompanen / FB page

Cateringa & Kompanen is a collective that operates on the playground between the food-experience, senses and art.

Wolfart Projectspace

Wolfart Projectspace supports and gives space to exhibit contemporary art and culture.

Galerie Hommes

Solo exhibition Julien Beaucourt, paintings and sculptures. Gallery shop with unique and multiples from € 30 to 250. Espresso bar with homemade cakes.

Japans cultureel centrum Shofukan

14.00-15.00 and 15.15-16.15 hr. workshop Shodo (Japanese calligraphy), entrance € 5,00 (reservation recommended).Shofukan offers the opportunity of an inside experience of Japanese culture, in an inspiring environment through lessons or training in chanoyu, do-in, ikebana, Japanese language, kobudo, shiatsu etc.

Tot Gouw

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What happens when an actress: Shertise Solano, and a painter: Ronald de Graaff meet? Roles can be swapped and reexamined; the painting comes alive, life can be acted.

Foundation B.a.d

SuperAmazingLovelyExhibition: (Guest)artists of B.a.d exhibit their work and much much more!

When: 27 September 13:00 – 28 September 02:00

How to get there?

By bike two options: cross Erasmusbrug and jump into Afrikaanderwijk, follow the map. Or enter the Maastunnel for bikers , pop out in Oud-Charlois and follow the map.

By Public Transport: Metro exit Rijnhaven and walk around. Take Tram 2 from Maashaven to Charlois and walk around.

Organisation: Galerie Hommes, info@hommes.nl

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Event data: Sat September 27, 13:00 in Rotterdam Zuid

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