We hebben enorm genoten. (Jack Nuijten) • • One of my fullest and favourite days in Rotterdam. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Creating relationships in a deep level. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Understand a little bit more what is happening around us. (Valia Tamvaki) • • Het is uniek om zo ontvangen te worden. (Jessica Buurs) • • Goed georganiseerd met een grote diversiteit. (Elly Smits) • • Heerlijke en informatieve dag met elkaar! (Pim Candel) • • Heel verrassend en bijzonder. (Pim Candel) • • Ik zou het aanraden aan alle bedrijven, vrienden en collega’s. (Pim Candel) • • Het concept van City Safari is mooi en effectief. (Hans van Leeuwen) • • It was a good experience, really inspiring. (Jongere NJI) • • The day was full of interesting things to think about. (Jongere NJI) • • It changed my thoughts about the way I want to live my life. (Jongere NJI) • • A fun way to discover the diverse city of Rotterdam. (Jogere NJI) • • Really nice mix of different activiteit, perfect time planning. (Jongere NJI) • • Amazing! More time at the Herenplaats please! (Jongere NJI) • • I am glad that I participated! (Jongere NJI) • • I saw something new in my life and felt very lucky because of this. (Jongere NJI) • • We had very inspriring conversations. (Jongere NJI) • • Very well organized, very good descriptions, very interesting people to meet. (Jongere NJI) • • The day as a whole was very inspring. I felt home! (Jongere NJI) • • Keep it up! You are making this world a better place! (Jongere NJI) • • It was nice and I enjoyed it! (Jongere NJI) • • The program was really inspiring and eye opening! (Jongere NJI) • • I would defenitely like to do a program like this again! (Jongere NJI) • • The day just went so fast. (Jongere NJI) • • The visit to Herenplaats was one of the best experiences in my life! (Jongere NJI) • • Wanna go again! (Jongere NJI) • • It was a wonderful day with a lot of fun and inspiring conversations. (Jongere NJI) • • A very good experience to see and understand the society. (Jongere NJI) • • Really nice, really interesting and inspiring to discover all thoze amazing places. (Jongere NJI) • • Een hele leuke en inspirerende dag vol bijzondere ontmoetingen. (Aziza Sbiti) • • We zijn heel wat gewend, maar werden toch erg geraakt door de bijzondere verhalen en • • omstandigheden. (Aziza Sbiti)

We invite you for a personal meeting with unique persons: a refugee, a veteran, a violin builder, a storyteller, or you go to a temple, a mosque, a social initiative… You pick the meeting, we make sure that you’re expected.

106 HOSTS - 10 CITIES - 129 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

10 CITIES - 129 ACTIVITIES (AND RISING)

Enter the world of the Food Bank

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

Take a look behind the scenes and see and experience what the volunteers weekly do. In the Netherlands, currently 10,500 voluntee...Take a look behind the scenes and see and experience what the volunteers weekly do. In the Netherlands, currently 10,500 volunteers are actively providing more than 35,000 households each week with a food package. Rotterdam has its own Food Bank and Distribution Center. The Distribution Center is responsible for the delivery of food products both within Rotterdam and for the local food banks in the region. About 200 volunteers,ensure that around 2000 families in Rotterdam are provided with a food package. Without sponsorship, the Food Bank can not exist. Sponsorship may take the form of a financial contribution for operating costs or in the form of long-lasting food products such as rice and pasta.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Food, Social and Welfare, Civil initiatives
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

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Former ship-electrician Marten shows 'his' NDSM yard

AMSTERDAM, BUIKSLOTERHAM

Most of his life Marten worked at shipyard NDSM, located on the northern banks of Amsterdam river IJ. In 1937 this was the biggest...Most of his life Marten worked at shipyard NDSM, located on the northern banks of Amsterdam river IJ. In 1937 this was the biggest shipyard of the world, in 1984 it got closed. Get carried away to a time daily 3000 men build giant ships. Marten has a lot to tell about the history and the ins and outs of the 'NDSM-werf'. You will meet at the bikeparking in front of Café Noorderlicht.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: History, Work, Culture, Environment
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-10
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €9 > Details

A good conversation with Jamila and a cup of tea

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WESTEN

Ring the bell and take a seat at the table. Jamila has fled the Afghan war long ago with her family and has built up her new life ...Ring the bell and take a seat at the table. Jamila has fled the Afghan war long ago with her family and has built up her new life in the Netherlands. Meanwhile Jamila is not a refugee anymore, but a proud Dutch woman.

LANGUAGE: Dari
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Civil initiatives, Politics
CULTURE CODE: Afghanistan
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-8
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Afternoon Program in the West of Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, WEST

We will create a program for you with three personal meetings that you’ll never forget. Het Oude Westen, Middelland and Het Nieuwe...We will create a program for you with three personal meetings that you’ll never forget. Het Oude Westen, Middelland and Het Nieuwe Westen are districts of great diversity. Hosts will welcome you in their homes, houses of worship and workshops.

LANGUAGE: Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 240 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare, Religion, Migration
CULTURE CODE: Mixed
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 2-6
PRICE PER PERSON: €50 > Details

Get to know the people in Het Karmijn

DEN HAAG, SCHILDERSWIJK

Het Karmijn is a residential facility for Hindustani people from Surinam with intellectual disabilities. Twenty-six people do live...Het Karmijn is a residential facility for Hindustani people from Surinam with intellectual disabilities. Twenty-six people do live here. They have a large variety of activities and every Wednesday the doors are open for dinner to those living in the neighborhood.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Surinam
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-4
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

Tai Ji Quan at The Park

ROTTERDAM, NIEUWE WERK (SCHEEPVAARTKWARTIER)

Tai Ji Quan is pronounced as' taai dzjie tsjoewèn'. Literally translated this means ultimate best fist (fighting method). But this...Tai Ji Quan is pronounced as' taai dzjie tsjoewèn'. Literally translated this means ultimate best fist (fighting method). But this translation is all but complete. Tai Ji refers to one extremity (the ultimate) and the other extremity (the best) and thus refers to the philosophy of Yin and Yang. So in fact Tai Ji Quan means unarmed martial art based on the philosophy of Ying and Yang. In this workshop you practise Tai Ji Quan yourself. Excersizes consist of the performance of a series of slow, smooth movements. The movements are often round, ensuring the whole body is in motion in a gentle way. Moving in a relaxed way is of great importance. Muscles function the best when having a good posture. Balance, concentration and coordination are the essential aspects that are practiced while performing Tai Ji. In Tai Ji the health aspect is important. No physical force is used only inner strength, the idea, the intention of a movement.

LANGUAGE: Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 90 Minutes
CATEGORY: ---
CULTURE CODE: China
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 10-40
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €8 > Details

New opportunity in the Netherlands. Welcome to Abdullah’s ho...

ROTTERDAM, DELFSHAVEN

Abdullah fled to the Netherlands from Syria with his brother after a bullet abruptly ended the conditions for a decent living in h...Abdullah fled to the Netherlands from Syria with his brother after a bullet abruptly ended the conditions for a decent living in his home town Damascus. In the Netherlands he started a new life with new opportunities. Feel the spirit of Abdullah and give him your strength and energy in return.

LANGUAGE: Arabic, English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Health and Care, Housing, Migration, Politics, Science, Social and Welfare
CULTURE CODE: Syria
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

A lady with green fingers takes you through her garden

ROTTERDAM, FEIJENOORD

Meet the people of Rotterdamse Munt (Mint of Rotterdam) and the plants in this wonderful oasis. Together with one of the garden gu...Meet the people of Rotterdamse Munt (Mint of Rotterdam) and the plants in this wonderful oasis. Together with one of the garden guides you dive into the city nature. You get a story about the gardens and some plant stories. You will experience the scents, colors and flavors of the season. After the tour you cut yourself the herbs for a jar of herbal tea. The tea goes with a tasty snack

LANGUAGE: English, Dutch
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Environment, Food
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-25
PRICE PER PERSON: €15 > Details

A walk through Lombok with Mustafa

UTRECHT, WEST

Mustafa is already waiting for you. In 1972 he came to live in the Netherlands, here in Lombok. He takes you on a walk through the...Mustafa is already waiting for you. In 1972 he came to live in the Netherlands, here in Lombok. He takes you on a walk through the neighborhood and tells you his memories. He was one of the founders of the Ulu Mosque. He also tells what it's like, now that he is retired, to live partly in the Netherlands and partly in Turkey.

LANGUAGE: Turkish
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Culture, Social and Welfare, Religion
CULTURE CODE: Turkey
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 5-10
PRICE PER PERSON: €10 > Details

An introduction to Winti culture

ROTTERDAM, OUDE WESTEN

Fred takes you into the world of spiritual wiris, medicinal wiri and the faja watra. Winti culture originates from Suriname with e...Fred takes you into the world of spiritual wiris, medicinal wiri and the faja watra. Winti culture originates from Suriname with elements from Ghana. In a short time, Fred Kulturu shop has developed into a mini-cradle of knowledge, an information center and a warrant of the Afro-Surinamese cultural heritage. On the program you’ll find the use of ritual and medicinal herbs mainly from Surinam flora, educational and informational activities in support of young people and adults who are looking for their roots and meaning of life. Fred Kulturu Shop is more than a counter where goods go from one to the other. It is an experience. People from many ethnic backgrounds visit Fred.

LANGUAGE: Papiamento
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Religion, Religion
CULTURE CODE: Surinam
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 4-8
PRICE PER PERSON: €12 > Details

Joe Cillen's North Island

ROTTERDAM, NOORDEREILAND

Joe is a very special man. He can take you for a horizontal tour of the North Island. He can talk about his projects that promote ...Joe is a very special man. He can take you for a horizontal tour of the North Island. He can talk about his projects that promote social cohesion on the island or explain how an 'orgone accumulator' works. In any case, he will give you food for thought. Joe Cillen firmly believes: 'At one time the motor vessel North Island will tear itself from its mooring place and set sail to a heavenly spot'. On the map, the North Island does indeed have the shape of a vessel. With a little fantasy you can imagine that Rotterdam is the shipyard where the Northern Island is anchored like a supertanker. Joe was born in the Belgian town of Paal - an anagram of the utopian island Pala from the novel by Aldous Huxley. In his younger years Joe lived a life full of drugs and alcohol. In that 'previous life' Cillen was a miner, delinquent, smuggler and sailor on the tramp. Later in life Cillen went to the Academy of Fine Arts. Now he's running a gallery on the ground floor of his house. Cillen's imaginative plan for the motor vessel has been a well-kept secret for a long time, only known to the approximately three thousand islanders.

LANGUAGE: ---
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: No
DURATION: 60 Minutes
CATEGORY: Civil initiatives, Arts
CULTURE CODE: Netherlands
MIN/MAX PERSONS: 1-12
PRICE PER PERSON FROM: €7 > Details

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