More than 360.000 visitors climbed The Stairs

More than 360.000 visitors climbed The Stairs   

Thursday 30 June 2016
One of the most exciting projects of Rotterdam celebrates the city! is without a doubt The Stairs: a huge temporary staircase, build out of scaffolding. Measuring 29 metres high and 57 metres long, this allowed visitors to climb up onto the roof of the Groot Handelsgebouw. An office block that was one of the first major buildings to be constructed as part of the post-war rebuild. During five weeks (16 May-19 June) over 360.000 visitors climbed The Stairs and enjoyed the view over the city. Media such as The Huftington Post (UK), Radio Monaco (FR), El Comercio (ESP), U Magazine Hong Kong (CHN) and many other local, national and international press published and broadcasted beautiful reports.

Rotterdam still celebrates the city until the end of July. Visitors from home and abroad can enjoy a wide range of cultural programmes in which promising talent from the city will be presenting themselves in musical performances, divers exhibitions and on stage. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, for example, presents an overview of Rotterdam’s artistic power. In the summer of 2016, this Museum organizes a group exhibition of an unprecedented scale featuring the work of visual artists and designers who are working in Rotterdam. With new and existing work of more than fifteen young talents including Koen Taselaar, Melle Smets, Christien Meindertsma and Weronika Zielinksa.

Rotterdam celebrates the city! will conclude with four days of celebration in the city. In collaboration with Rotterdam Unlimited young talents, also known as ‘the Future Legends', will be performing in De Doelen and at various locations in the city center. Check the full program at www.rotterdamcelebratesthecity.com.