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Friday 22

Cancelled - Front presents: Rotterdam Goddamn release party | Roodkapje

Friday 22 January 2021, 17:00 - 02:00
Fri 22 Jan 2021
Sat 23rd Jan 2021
17:00 -
Doors open:

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, this December saw the release of ​Rotterdam Goddamn: an outsider’s testimony​, a book by Jasper Willems. In it, Willems describes his personal experience in the Rotterdam scene over the last ten years, laying down an underappreciated piece of music history for future generations. And a book that tells the story of so many unforgettable nights has to be celebrated accordingly.

On January 22, Front present the official release party for ​Rotterdam Goddamn ​at Roodkapje with performances by Kwartet Niek Hilkmann, SEGADEATH and Goldblum (dj-set).

Kwartet Niek Hilkmann is the new formation surrounding, you guessed it, Niek Hilkmann. Their debut album, Een Teken aan de Wand, full of enigmatic yet catchy pop songs, will be released on that very same January 22. ​Gezelligheid ​guaranteed.

SEGADEATH is the electro/ambient project of ‘local synth hero’ Joris Frowein, who, over the years, has made a plethora of appearances in Rotterdam projects.

Goldblum is the latest creative outlet by ceaseless experimentalists Michiel Klein and Marijn Verbiesen. Even in their dj-sets, they’re constantly exploring the boundaries of the format.


Saturday 06

Clay Your Saturday Away - an online ceramics workshop with Danielle Hoogendoorn

Saturday 6 February 2021, 14:00 - 17:00
Sat 6 Feb 2021
Sat 6th Feb 2021
14:00 -
Doors open:

HCA WORKSHOP | Clay your Saturday Away: an online ceramics workshop with Danielle Hoogendoorn
Saturday, February 6th, 14:00 - 17:00 hours
Tickets: € 12,50 (including materials)
Please note: Ticket Sales will close after January 28 to guarantee pickup.

In rich, fantastical and brightly coloured fairytale works, Danielle Hoogendoorn unfolds a world in which animals take center stage. As Roodkapje regulars already know, Danielle’s comical, touching ceramics animals are brilliant. Now she is giving you the opportunity to learn how to make your favourite (fantasy) pet yourself, in this - very first - Roodkapje online ceramics workshop!

Buy a ticket for the workshop before January 29th.
Come to Roodkapje on 4 (13:00 - 19:30) and 5 (17:00 - 19:30) February with your ticket (digital/printed) to pick up your portion of (stoneware) clay (and pick up a nice meal while you’re at it!)

Join us for the workshop online through Zoom on February 6th. (The Zoomlink will be supplied when you pick up your clay)

In the week after your workshop, carefully return your sculpted animal to Roodkapje (again during the Burgertrut opening hours), where Danielle will fire your work in the ceramics oven. Afterwards you will be messaged when to pick up the result!

All necessary materials will be provided by Roodkapje, and are included in the price of the workshop. Danielle will fire your ceramics expertly for you. After both parts of the workshop you will be notified when you can pick up the final result.

Roodkapje’s artist-in-residency program The Hamburger Community of Art is based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration, and the development of new artistic practices. What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? And what can artists learn from society and vice versa?

(photo by Nick Thomas)

Saturday 13

Teddy's Hit | Roodkapje

Saturday 13 March 2021, 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 13 Mar 2021
Sun 14th Mar 2021
17:00 -
Doors open:

New in our series of concerts! Amsterdam based Teddy's Hit has been producing indie hits effortlessly since 2015. For their catchy and carefree songs the
band takes inspiration from contemporary post-punk and kraut rock, nevertheless their love for 90's indie always remains the main source of inspiration. Both in recordings and live on stage the band convey their energetic and youthful sound flawlessly. Their debut album "Painters" will be released in 2021 through I Love My Label and Excelsior Recordings.

Tickets via:

Solo ticket: 5,-
Duo ticket: 10,-

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 2019 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 | 17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday | 17:00 - 21:00
Friday | 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday | 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday | Closed

Hamburger Community of Art

Read more about the HCA residency program and artists below

With the Hamburger Community of Art residency program, Roodkapje takes a new direction in terms of the presentation, talent support and development within its art program. 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 (by a.o. Nora Turato and Jeroen Koolhaas) 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?

Please keep an eye on our website or walk by the window of the HCA to see what they are working on. 

hca logo kleiner
Iriée Zamblé

• Iriée Zamblé •

Expressively painted heads of self-contained people of colour are playing the lead in Iriée Zamblé's work. Zamblé puts a magnifying glass upon some of the people that may pass us by daily. Acquaintances, passengers and friends therefore lay at the base of the painted heads. By appropriating details of their appearance, Zamblé shapes a new bold figure. The portrayed are depicted to present themselves as a norm in its variety. With her latest series ''The Default” Zamblé positions people of colour as a standard rather than an exception.

Iriée Zamblé, The Default (Series), 2019, exhibition view at HKU Graduation show, 50 x 35 cm (each).
Iriée Zamblé, The Default (Series), 2019, exhibition view at HKU Graduation show, 50 x 35 cm (each).
Danielle Hoogendoorn


• 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, as they are 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 Hoogendoorn, presentation overview at Prospects & Concepts, 2018, Van Nelle Fabriek Rotterdam, with thanks to Mondriaan Fonds.
Danielle Hoogendoorn, presentation overview at Prospects & Concepts, 2018, Van Nelle Fabriek Rotterdam, with thanks to Mondriaan Fonds.
Rafiq Abbasov


• Rafiq Abbasov •

Rafiq Abbasov is an emerging international artist from Azerbaijan. His work is staged around the understanding and meaning of time. In his perspective, time is the only variable that we, humans, have no control over. By accepting this fact, Rafiq fills this continuum with temporary multisensory experiences to both escape and explore a new meaning of the perception of time. One of his recent conclusions is the definition of playground: Playground as a counter-public space in public space. My works are in continuous search of (free) space human being can find, to define their own rules of understanding, away from controlled systems.

Rafiq Abbasov, 'ABC', 2019, Academy Minerva, Virtual Space; NYC Brooklyn.
Rafiq Abbasov, 'ABC', 2019, Academy Minerva, Virtual Space; NYC Brooklyn.
Lavinia Xausa


• 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.

Lavinia Xausa, 'CULT! A dive into mild water', 2020, 7' Single-channel video installation + 297 x 420 mm printed image.
Lavinia Xausa, 'CULT! A dive into mild water', 2020, 7' Single-channel video installation + 297 x 420 mm printed image.
Gill Baldwin


• 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.

Gill Baldwin, '3% of Everything', 2019, 3D printed sculpture, convolutional neural network software, variable dimensions.
Gill Baldwin, '3% of Everything', 2019, 3D printed sculpture, convolutional neural network software, variable dimensions.
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. 

Read more about Kampung on their website.

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.


Burgertrut, just like any other restaurant, had to close down but opened their doors for Burgertrut TO-GO. Check the menu here! To order call or use WhatsApp: 06 408 984 75 or just drop by. Tue - Sat 17.00 - 21.00 uur

Opening Times

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday | 17:00 - 21:00
Friday | 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday | 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday | Closed

to go

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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