Visit the very first edition of the showcase festival Snowkwartier in the Hoogkwartier on January 19 and 20! During these two days, the cheerful Hoogkwartier will be transformed into a cultural and culinary paradise for young and old to put the highlights of this vibrant district in the spotlight.
The festive opening of the festival starts with the Geen Sterren diner (No Star Dinner), provided by Rotterdam's top restaurants Rotonde, Héroine, Old Scuola and by Jarmusch. For only €22.50 you can enjoy delicious dishes in walking dinner style under the starry sky in the Achterkloosterpark, while the heaters keep you warm.
The evening ends festively on the dance floor with the silent disco. On Saturday, the Hermes House Band will perform its classic hits in the Achterkloosterpark, while enjoying a glass of mulled wine and other (hot) refreshments.
Thanks to a packed activities calendar, there is something for everyone to do during Snowkwartier. Buy tickets in advance for the various tours. For example, are you interested in Rotterdam history? Then take a history tour with guide Paul Groenendijk. Are you more into art & culture? Then dive into the art of the Hoogkwartier with Garage Rotterdam, the corporate collection of Het Industriegebouw and auction house Vendu.
Looking for culinary delights? A special strip card is offered for all culinary hotspots in the neighbourhood. The creative person is also taken into account. During the day there are painting workshops at Gerstaecker Harolds for young and old.
The fact that the festival is truly for everyone is evident from the fact that for the first time in a long time, the Salvation Army will also host an open house for neighbours. The set-up and dismantling of the festival is also done in collaboration with the Salvation Army. A free market is being organized to encourage local residents to participate. Local residents can register free of charge for a free market, where they can set up their own market stall with goods or services. In addition, during the festival, the Municipality of Rotterdam will consult with residents to renovate the Achterkloosterpark playground in 2024.