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During Art Rotterdam Week, the city transforms into a paradise for art lovers and professionals. Conventions and extraordinary exhibitions take over the city. Free shuttle busses are available to take you from location to location.

Art Conventions

Each year, a variety of art fairs and conventions take place during Art Rotterdam Week: Art Rotterdam in the Van Nelle Factory, design fair OBJECT at the HAKA building, qade solo and photography manifestation Haute Photographie in Las Palmas. Free shuttle busses travel in between these key locations.

Exhibitions & Events

Aside from the four main conventions, there’s plenty more to do in the city: WORM organizes the TEC ART festival, there’s a special XL edition of the Kunstblock tour (Art Block Tour), and the outdoor photo exposition ‘Rotterdam Photo’ at Deliplein.

Other activities

Other cultural organizations are a part of the week as well. Theater Rotterdam shows various performances with visual arts and special exhibitions open in the museums and galleries. Check out the whole programme at


Art Rotterdam

Thu 8 until Sun 11 February Van Nelle Factory

At the Art Rotterdam art fair more than 75 (inter)national galleries display the peak of contemporary and modern art. There’s pop-up shows, exhibits, and artist presentations.

Van Nelle Factory

OBJECT Rotterdam

Fri 9 until Sun 11 February HAKA building

Design fair OBJECT is bigger than ever. With over 100 international famous and upcoming designers who work at the border between design, art, architecture and fashion. Most of them are around to answer questions and explain their creations.

design fair

Qade Solo

Wed 7 until Sun 11 February Cruise Terminal

A new event with established Dutch galleries galeries and various contemporary artist which gives a powerful representations of the current width and diversity in the art world. With solo’s by Jan Henderikse, Marc Mulders, Armando, Bernard Frieze and more.

Looking at art

Haute Photographie

Thu 8 until Sun 11 February Las Palmas

An event which covers the many aspects of fine art photography. With a group exposition with works by known masters and young upcoming talents.

Woman looks at photgraph

TEC ART Rotterdam

Wed 7 until Sun 11 February WORM and Keilepad

Festival for creative technology at the border between art and technology. Four long days and nights filled with exhibitions, symposia, talks, tec-music, party's and pop-ups.

Art installation on the street

Rotterdam Photo

Thu 8 February until Sun 11 November Deliplein

Free outdoor photo exhibition with festival vibes. Expect beautiful pictures, musical performances, food trucks and workshops at the square.


De Kunst Parade (The Art Parade)

Thu 8 until Sun 11 February Gallery Untitled

In an old school building art, literature and music are mashed-up. Get a cocktail and stroll along work by artists in four rooms. There will also be an auction and you can enjoy artist talks, films, music, literature and poetry.


Unique exhibitions

Thu 8 until Sun 11 February Various museums and cultural institutions

Boijmans van Beuningen, Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Dutch Photo Musseum, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Witte de With and many more join the Art Rotterdam Week with special openings and exhibitions.

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