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Tuesday 14

EXHIBITION | Bliss by Gill Baldwin

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 15:00 - 20:00
Tue 14 Sep 2021
Sat 9th Oct 2021
15:00 -
Doors open:

EXHIBITION | Bliss by Gill Baldwin

11 September - 2 October 2021
Exhibition open Tue - Fri, 15:00 - 20:00 hours, Sat, 12:00 - 20:00 hours
Opening Event: Saturday, 11 September 17:00 - 20:00

Roodkapje’s Hamburger Community is excited to announce Bliss, the first solo-exhibition by our resident artist Gill Baldwin. In her multimedia works Gill Baldwin studies our relationship with the artificial. Zooming in on technology, machinery, intelligence and the particularities of on- and offline worlds, Baldwin carefully maps potential effects and consequences of the ever-transforming kinship between humans and (technologic) artificiality; human-made objects and phenomena on the verge of becoming autonomous. Bliss, Baldwin’s first ever solo-exhibition, presents a natural world that is replicated, reproduced and fetishised until a mere mockery is left. Bliss is a reflection on man-made materials behaving surprisingly, badly, and unexpectedly in order to produce an illusion of authenticity. Through three motorised and connected installations, Baldwin questions the characteristics of these materials and their intention, desperately trying to be something they are not. Bliss is the domestication of the sublime, the myth of the natural and the relentless pursuit of the idea of wilderness. The exhibition takes its title from a 1996 stock photograph by Charles O’Rear. The image became world-famous when in 2000 it was acquired by Microsoft to become the default wallpaper of its Windows XP operating system. While the photo is unedited, the image today is still subject to a great debate and discussion on its mythical origins. Along with the three kinetic installations, Bliss also displays Baldwin’s ongoing series Impossible Bodies. Starting in spring 2020, Baldwin has been making compositions of body parts taken from their context and reassembled in uncanny forms. While these forms to the human eye are ever reminiscent of human body parts, they are designed in such a way that Google’s A.I. image recognition service Cloud Vision is incapable of recognising them as such. Continuing in fascination, Baldwin’s studies these impossible bodies with pencil, paint, sculpture, 3D-scans, and more recently oil painting, as an exercise in translation and repetition. Similar to the process of saving digital files in different formats, she saves changes and edits continuously until something completely new arises. Between both sets of works, Bliss adds a new chapter to Baldwin’s ongoing treatise on our relationship with the almost incomprehensible world humans have set out to produce, raising questions about the concept of nature and humanity in the age of artificial intelligence. Bliss is a production of Roodkapje’s Hamburger Community of Art, and was made possible with the kind support of Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Stichting Ondernemersbelangen Rotterdam, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fleur Groenendijk Foundation, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds and the Gemeente Rotterdam.

Thursday 16

1 Euro Cinema | Coupled Worlds | Holiday Retreat

Thursday 16 September 2021, 15:00 - 20:00
Thu 16 Sep 2021
Sat 2nd Oct 2021
15:00 -
Doors open:
Couples Worlds

1 EURO CINEMA | Coupled Worlds | Holiday Retreat 16 September - 2 October 2021 Open Tue - Fri 15.00 - 20.00 hours / Sat, 12:00 - 20:00 hours

Wednesday 22

WORKSHOP | Truly, Madly, Deeply: Sampling Chants in Ableton with Know V.A. and Lavinia Xausa

Wednesday 22 September 2021, 17:00 - 23:00
Wed 22 Sep 2021
Wed 22nd Sep 2021
17:00 -
Doors open:

**WORKSHOP | ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’: Sampling Chants in Ableton with Know V.A. and Lavinia Xausa**
Wednesday, September 22nd
19:30 - 22:00 hours
Tickets at 5 euro’s available here:

**Please note:** to participate you will need Bring your laptop & headphones. For the workshop you will need Ableton Software.

In the framework of Lavinia Xausa's ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply', Roodkapje invited Know V.A. for a workshop on samping football chants in Ableton. The workshop is inspired by the artistic work and research into football fanaticism conducted by Xausa, who is a resident at Roodkapje's Hamburger Community of Art, and who will pull you into the intense world of football supporters in a collective state of worship.

In this workshop you will learn different techniques of sampling with Ableton software, and to create your own track using the chants in the sampling pack we provide. Have a sample you want to work with? Bring it to the workshop!

Participants of this workshop will need to bring a laptop & headphones with Ableton installed. Prior knowledge of Ableton is not necessary but highly recommended.

Amsterdam-based duo Know V.A. trace ecstatic elements from the hard dance music familiar to their formative experience growing up in Holland. Know V.A. have performed shows across Europe and Asia. They curate the event and club night ‘Strange Days’, which seeks to showcase contemporary hardcore experimentalism and explore how the genre, sonically and visually has remained active in the underground. One of the highlights was the Hard Dance x Strange Days night in collaboration with Boiler Room. Their soundtrack work includes music for Calvin Klein and the 2019 'Thunderdome Never Dies’ documentary.

Lavinia Xausa is interested in why we as people do what we do to ourselves. When a close relation suddenly converted towards a controversial political position, Xausa started to wonder how individuals today tend to get absorbed into the politics of a crowd. What drives these groups and how do they provide a sense of unity and community that in many ways mimics, or even replaces, religion?
In Truly, Madly, Deeply, Xausa continues her research into these topics by focussing on the experience of die-hard football supporters and hardcore culture, and further explores their aesthetics and characteristics. Every part of Truly, Madly, Deeply is as much anthropology as it is semiotics, and deepens Xausa’s work while culminating into a final project to be shown this December.

The Hamburger Community programs of Roodkapje provide two yearlong development trajectories for five young, talented artists (Art), and five aspiring event programmers (Live). Throughout the year both the Hamburger Community of Art and Live collectively work towards five interdisciplinary programmes built around the work and research of the individual Hamburger Community artists.
During their stay at Roodkapje the artists and residents will receive guidance and support from professionals from their respective fields, and through an in-depth trajectory that is aimed at further developing their professional skills and positions.

Roodkapje’s Hamburger Community of Art was made possible with the kind support of Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Stichting Ondernemersbelangen Rotterdam, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fleur Groenendijk Foundation, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds and the Gemeente Rotterdam.

Friday 24

Concert | Niko

Friday 24 September 2021, 20:00 - 23:00
Fri 24 Sep 2021
Fri 24th Sep 2021
20:00 -
Doors open:

Niko’s sun-kissed, propellant brand of indie rock is peppered with angular riffs and infuriatingly catchy choruses. Frontman Nik van den Berg cunningly undercuts the group’s sparkling melodies with his deadpanned, bemused lyrical delivery. That contrarian streak was already present when Niko started as a solo project in Los Angeles with the EP You Might Like It, But I Might Just Hate It and Melk.

On Friday September 24th Niko will bring their finest indiening to Roodkapje. Frontman Nik van den Berg cunningly undercuts the group’s sparkling melodies with his deadpanned, bemused lyrical delivery. Add to that angular riffs and infuriatingly catchy choruses and you’ve got yourself a hell of a good time.

Recommended for fans of The Strokes, Mac DeMarco and Taymir.

Ticket € 8,- (incl. servicekosten)

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Expect a surprisingly fully corona proof sitting-down concert including your own cooler bag with drinks.

Saturday 25

CONCERT | Kamiel Thomas

Saturday 25 September 2021, 15:00 - 22:00
Sat 25 Sep 2021
Sat 25th Sep 2021
15:00 -
Doors open:

Indie songwriter Kamiel Thomas knows to create soothing, folky indie songs. Some might know him as old-member of the avant-garde dark rock ensemble GOLD, but with his debut tape Accidental Sounds Kamiel showed he had a knick for sweet, experimental and intimate indie songs. The mostly improvised songs strongly remind of some of the best songwriters we’ve had the honour to share this planet with. Strongly recommended for fans of: Elliot Smith, Nick Drake and Red House Painters.

Ticket € 5,- (incl. servicekosten)

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Expect a surprisingly fully corona proof sitting-down concert including your own cooler bag with drinks.

Roodkapje offers a unique art programme, an exhibition space and an artistic development program in downtown Rotterdam.

Nada van Dalen performance
Photo credits: Alisa Wanders | Work: Performance by Nada van Dalen

Our art program is dynamic, surprising and multi-voiced at heart. Exhibitions, workshops, installations, talks, performances, experiments and the new Hamburger Community of Art residency form the basis of our programme. Whether it’s making Russian dumplings, performing a group choreography, creating face masks or indulging in a jelly fruit performance - you can engage in our public art program in many, many ways.

The Hamburger Community of Art artists-in-residence and the various art programmers are the ones who have the strongest say in the development of Roodkapje’s art programme. They determine the content and shape of the many activities that are being organized throughout the year and, thereby, are an integral part of Roodkapje. Without them, Roodkapje would not be the same.

If you are looking for unconventional, experimental yet accessible art, then Roodkapje is the place for you.


Opening times
Club Rory: The Reality
Photo credits: Nick Thomas | Work: Rory Pilgrim for Club Rory: The Reality

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 15:00 - 20:00
Wednesday | 15:00 - 20:00
Thursday | 15:00 - 20:00
Friday | 15:00 - 20:00
Saturday | 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday | Closed

Hamburger Community of Art

The Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) is a yearlong artistic development program for emerging artists. During this pilot year, Roodkapje aims to equip the selected artists – as well as the audience – with skills to be resourceful and self-sufficient in assembling diverse voices through training, mentoring and with support in organizing events, presentations and workshops. The HCA will produce and host cultural events, social activities and projects that will be open to all audiences. 

The HCA is based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration and developing new artistic practices. Questions we need to ask ourselves are: What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? What can society learn from artists and vice versa?

Roodkapje is excited to introduce to you the residents of Hamburger Community of Art for 2021. These five artists will provide for you the majority of Roodkapje’s program as they stay with us until the end of the year. As COVID heavily impacted our program  and residents last year, some of this year’s faces may already be familiar to our loyal visitors. Read more about our HCA residents below or follow them via

Pictures by Julia Vroegh


Iriée Zamblé

Expressively painted figures of self-assured black people are playing the lead in Iriée Zamblé’s work. Zamblé puts a magnifying glass upon some of the passengers that pass us daily, but are nonetheless underrepresented in art today. Acquaintances, passengers and friends lay at the base of the paintings. By appropriating details of their appearance, Zamblé shapes a new, bold and vivid figure. Zamblé positions black people as the standard rather than an exception.

Iriée Zamblé @ Roodkapje

Danielle Hoogendoorn

Danielle Hoogendoorn works impulsively and associative, and so is her use of materials. Based on her experiences, she tells her stories portrayed by her favourite animals. Animals play and important role in her life and work. They are a means to see how far she can go before the border between art and kitsch is crossed. Even though Daniëlle’s work appears sweet and girly at first sight, things are not always as peaceful as they seem. Through her direct approach she tries to take the formal character of painting and the museum’s white wall out of account, looking to redefine these existing conventions with banality and humour.


Danielle @ Roodkapje

Erik Peters

Erik Peters is a multidisciplinary artist and designer combining graphic and spatial design with investigative research and speculative storytelling. He creates scenarios, publications and artefacts which explore possible futures in its plurality. Through queering ecology and technology he examines more-than-human perspectives within an ecosystem of interdependencies.



Erik Peters

Lavinia Xausa

Lavinia Xausa (IT) works, lives and pretends to learn Dutch in Rotterdam. The center of her artistic practice consists in applying semiotics and sacred art research to an ongoing, participatory art practice, by involving groups of people on self analysis and auto-recognition of their own role in history. Shifting through different kinds of media, from photography to moving images, found footage, sound and text, from writing to performance, she aims to reframe the present in the light of ancient narratives well established in the collective memory


Gill Baldwin

Gill Baldwin uses analog and digital methods to explore the biases and behaviours of contemporary digital technology. Her background as an interior architect explores the incorporation of digital technologies within the built environment and their effect on the neighbourhood, the self, and human agency.

The Hamburger Community of Art is made possible by

Roodkapje is the breeding ground for young musicians, programmers and other upcoming talent from home and abroad. 

Photo credits: Koen Bouman | Music performance by Slift during King Sepi: Slift / Pig Frenzy / Pizza Knife / Network 76

From bedroom folk, minimalist electro and dreampop to noise, downtempo beats and trip-hop – all is heard first at Roodkapje. Both local and global fresh talents often kick-off at Roodkapje, where they receive the support and freedom needed to experiment. A music night at Roodkapje means a night full of undiscovered and emerging bands, DJs, labels and collectives. Keep an eye or two on our music events and be the first to discover new talent.

Meet Our Promoters

Bound Centre group photo
Photo credits: Luc Schol

Bound Centre

Bound Centre is a label, collective and club night based in Rotterdam. It is initiated and represented by Victor Metske, S x m b r a, Ice Viper, Imhotel and Holowave. Together they aspire to provide a new soundtrack to the contemporary reality of the city by fusing scenes, genres and ideology. Thereby taking Rotterdam club culture to a whole new (and next) level. Bound Centre's mix of sounds and influences takes shape during their club nights, organized on a regular basis at Roodkapje Rotterdam.

Graphic design: Jonathan Castro

Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram to be part of the cult.

Kampung logo
Image credit: Luc Schol


Kampung is a Rotterdam-based music collective / label focused on the development of talent. They aim to be a platform for beginning artists who struggle to find their way in the jungle that is the contemporary music scene. Combining Downtempo Beats, Trip-Hop, Hip-Hop and other styles of a beat type nature, Kampung aims to create a family-like environment for their creators.Artists in their roster include Gita Buhari, Glimlip, Imhotel, BoiMesa and more to be announced soon.

After their first succesful club night on March 1st 2019 at Roodkapje (with Radius ETC, Boi Mesa, Filosofische Stilte and Imhotel) we are more than happy and excited to see what Kampung has in store for us in the future. 

The creative mastermind behind Kampung is Rotterdam-based musician and producer Arjuna Vlasblom.

Graphic design: Luc Schol. 

FOEF group photo
Photo credits: FOEF


FOEF is a platform for the queer community based in Delft. They offer a space to come together and celebrate what it means to be out and proud. At the beginning of March 2019, FOEF flew over to Rotterdam to throw a fairytale-themed night at Roodkapje full of magical STARDUST, poisonous apples, glass STILETTOS and golden carriages. 

At FOEF, you do not have to dress in a certain way, talk about certain things, dance in a certain way and love in a certain way. You can dress/talk/dance and love however and whoever you want! So you don’t have to be gay to join: the more diversity, the better!

Join this queer initiative next time for a non-conformative art, music and fun party. 

KONTRA Slut Walk
Photo credits: Flor Alarcon


KONTRA is a grass roots project that focuses on supporting countercultures and subversive art. It is Rotterdam-based but welcomes all dissidents from any and everywhere. KONTRA explores the boundaries between art and social activism and offers alternative ways of art making, partying and art management. We search for countercultures

In March 2019, KONTRA pulled off Rotterdam's very first Slut Walk and organized a banner-making workshop and extended cultural programme at Roodkapje. We are happy and proud to support KONTRA and are eager to march on together.

Keep up with KONTRA and all they have to offer via their Facebook and Instagram.

Hamburger Community of Live


The Hamburger Community of Live is Roodkapje’s yearlong development trajectory for five young, talent event programmers. Throughout the year, the programmers of the HCL will work collectively on five interdisciplinary programmes build around the work and research of the Hamburger Community artists, while also producing individual live-events. During their working period at Roodkapje, the programmers receive individual mentorships by professionals from the field, helping them to further develop themselves as event organisers and continue to expand what live events could be like in the future.

Roodkapje is excited to introduce to you the residents of the Hamburger Community of Live for 2021. These five programmers will provide for you the majority of Roodkapje’s program as they stay with us until the end of the year. As COVID heavily impacted our program and residents last year, some of this year’s faces may already be familiar to our loyal visitors. Read more about our HCL residents below or follow them via

Pictures by Julia Vroegh

Louisa Teichmann

Louisa is a Rotterdam based digital artist working with themes around gaming and the effect of new technologies on the player's perception of reality. By analysing gameplay methods and implementing them into Real Life settings, she is creating scenarios in which the viewer turns into the protagonist of an interactive fictional narrative.

Instagram: __louisa__


Arjuna Vlasblom

Arjuna Vlasblom is a musician, producer and promoter active in bands like Gita Buhari, Smudged, Paksoi among others. As a promoter he specialises in Hip-hop, Trip-Hop and other Beat oriented music for Kampung, and in Experimental electronica for Bound Centre. As a musician Arjuna has always been active in multiple genres ranging from Hip-hop to Krautrock and from Soul to Electronica and during his residency he’d like to expand his programming palate to go beyond the electronic oriented genres he specialises in at the moment. Beyond that he’d like to be able to add a musical perspective and input to the visual artists of the HCA when a specific project demands it. Other than that he’d like to get more experience and expertise when it comes to multidisciplinary curation.

Instagram: imhotel_imhotel


Mitchell Quitz

To combat against boredom in his small hometown of Castricum, Mitchell began organising concerts at the local youth center from 2008. After moving to Rotterdam to attend the Zadkine Pop Academie, the urge to organise concerts returned. In 2011, he organised his first event in Rotterdam, at Roodkapje during their stay at the Meent. From that moment onwards he programmed for several stages and festivals such as Eendracht Festival, Ekcit, Iguanarama at Pompenburg, The Gravel Pit and our own Roodkapje Sub space. Over the past 6 years he has worked as booking agent for Rock ’n Roll Highschool, supporting bands like Iguana Death Cult, The Homesick and many others, bringing them to stages ranging from V11 to Lowlands’ X-ray venue. As part of the HCL residency, Mitchell will continue to focus on live music, with the aim of bringing people from different disciplines together, and hopes to inspire fruitful collaborations between the Dutch art and music scenes.

Instagram: quitzchell


Rūta Genyte

You might have seen Rūta around at Pinkman, Worm, or as of most recently, Roodkapje. She is a freelance creative, working within the field of PR & communication in music alongside some writing and radio making. She also recently decided to share her music obsession with the rest of the world through DJing.

Facebook: ruta.genyte
Instagram: ruta.gen


Lodewijk van Dijk

Lodewijk is 24-year-old born and raised, proud Rotterdammert. Graduated from the ‘Theatherhavo/vwo’, Lodewijk studied dance at Codarts for 2 years before going in a different direction. After his departure from Codarts, Lodewijk performed at DOX, started organising parties such as NOCHE and LÓlÓ’S DISCO TOKO, and develop as a freelance performer and clubkid. In this role he hosted, organised, performed and acted as doorbitch for various parties and events. During this time he also developed his alter ego LÓLÓ VON DYK. With the HCL residency, Lodewijk is taking a step away from the spotlight and will focus on organising and curating live events. “I want to learn how to make my concepts come to life, and to be a good programmer, organiser, and partyguru.” During his time at the HCL, Lodewijk will try to find a way to combine all his interests and talents into one big creation.

Facebook: Lodewijk van Dijk
Facebook event page: Nochenightsofficial
Instagram: Lolovondyk
Instagram event page: Lolo.presents


Opening Times

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday | 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday | 12:00 - 22:00
Friday | 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday | 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday | Closed


We currently do not take reservations.

Burgertrut TO GO

Do you want our delicious food TO-GO? Check the menu here! To order call or use WhatsApp: 06 408 984 75 or just drop by. Tue - Sat 12.00 - 21.00 uur


Burgertrut serves the best homemade veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town.

Burgertrut is Roodkapje's cosy hamburger restaurant where you can drink, eat and meet others! The best veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town are accompanied by a great selection of art, music, coffee, tea, homemade (vegan) cakes, healthy salads and soups. Best of all, the profit of Burgertrut supports the cultural program of Roodkapje.

huilende burger
Photo credits: Lara Arnoldus
Photo credits: Lara Arnoldus
Photo credits: Lara Arnoldus

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