Welcome to the wellbeing events page! Each month this page will be updated with a selection of diverse and fun activities to do in Rotterdam, so you can relax next to all the studying, meet new students and broaden your horizon. Whether you’re interested in music, sports, art, or developing yourself professionally: this page has something for everyone. Relaxing is just as important as studying, so keep an eye on this page!

November 2022

01/12 - 04/12: Controle-XL

Enjoy one of the performances of the beautiful show 'CONTROLE' with breakdance, comedy, live music, film and humour. The men of 155, a breakdance group consisting of childhood friends, have created a performance in which they answer life questions in an artistic way: who do you want to be and how do you want to be in the world? See the performance yourself on one of the 4 dates, get your tickets here!
Dates: Thursday 1 December till Sunday 4 December
Times: Varying per show
Location: Maaspodium, Rotterdam
10,- to €15,-

06/12: Supper with Scientists!

Enjoy a three-course dinner, discuss with your table mates and get brushed up on the latest scientific knowledge! The first edition of Supper with Scientists will take place on 6 December. Dine with scientists and discuss the most diverse topics. This edition will be all about inequality: from economic inequality to climate and gender. Dine, learn and discuss! With this edition as table guests Mr. dr. Daphina Misiedjan (ISS) on climate inequality and dr. Nicholas Vrousalis (ESPhil) on the concept of inequality.

Your ticket includes a three-course dinner, including two drinks. The menu is completely vegetarian, but if you prefer to eat vegan or have other dietary requirements, this can also be arranged. Order your ticket here!

DateTuesday 6 December
17:30 - 20:30 (walk in at 17:15)
Serre, Erasmus Paviljoen (Campus Woudestein)

Student: €15,-
Regular: €20,-

07/12: Open heART Café - Christmas Edition

Come and draw, paint or be creative in other ways during this special Christmas edition in the Open heART café! These art workshops are organised every Wednesday from 17:00 to 19:00 on campus. Each week there is a different creative assignment; you get tips & tricks and get to know fellow creative students. The material (pencils, paint, paper, etc.) is provided and you register for one week at a time, so you are not committed to anything. During this edition the focus will be on the holidays, so sign up here to get into the Christmas spirit!

Date: Wednesday 7 December  

Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Location: Sanders, L2-14 (Campus Woudestein)

Entrance: €5,- per workshop

07/12: Movie night on Campus: The Batman

Every month the Aula is transformed into a cinema, and a movie night is organised in collaboration with ESN-Rotterdam. This edition will feature The Batman! This iconic superhero movie tells the story of Batman, who finds himself in the underworld of Gotham City while pursuing the cryptic clues of a killer, only to find himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. We won't reveal more, you just have to come and see the movie yourself on campus! Order your ticket here.

Date: Wednesday 7 December

Time: 19:00 – 22:15 (walk in at 18:30)

Location: Aula, Erasmus Building (Campus Woudestein)

Entrance: €4,-

12/12: Open Stage Night - Christmas Special

Play or sing along with your favorite Christmas Carols during this special open stage night by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam! In addition to the usual student performances, this edition also features a number of performances of Christmas songs by Bonno Getz and the EMA Band! Do you want to come and perform, listen or sing along? Christmas numbers are allowed, but not required. Register via this link, the entrance and participation are free!

Date: Monday 12 December

Time: 19:30 - 22:00

Location: Erasmus Paviljoen (Campus Woudestein)

Entrance: Free

27/12: Rotterdam Night Walk

The Rotterdam Night Walk is a beautiful evening walk that leads you through the atmospheric and illuminated streets of Rotterdam's city center. You can choose between the 6 or 12 kilometer route, where you walk along various Rotterdam highlights with all other participants. The walk starts as soon as it starts to get dark (18:00) and the end time depends on your pace. Got excited? Order your ticket here!

Date: Thursday 27 December

Time: Starting at 18:00

Location: Various locations in Rotterdam


Children: €5,50

Adults: €22,-

31/12: The National Fireworks

It's that time again on New Year's Eve! The National Fireworks can be admired again in various places, but the biggest show takes place at the Erasmus Bridge. Come and admire the beautiful fireworks and ring in the new year with this fireworks show!

Date: Saturday 31 December

Time: 00:00

Location: Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam

Price: Free