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!

December 2023

01/12: Café Frieda by student theater group WILDe

"Café Frieda" is an original play created and brought to life by WILDe members in collaboration with Erasmus Pride!

When May opens up her new café, all kinds of people find rescue there. May goes through struggles and laughs to boost her new business. And whatever obstacles are thrown her wat, there are people ready to remind her she's not alone.

A light-hearted story that will make you smile, about finding yourself and your place in the world.
Order your ticket here!

Date: Friday 1 December  

Time: 19:30 (doors open at 19:15)

Location: Erasmus Paviljoen

Price: € 5,- for students

04/12, 06/12 & 13/12: Open HeART Café

Come and draw, paint or be creative in other ways at the Open heART café! These art workshops are organised several Wednesdays per month from 16:30 to 18:30 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. 

Sign up here to get creative with fellow students!

Date: Wednesday 1, Monday 6 & Wednesday 15 November  

Time: 16:30 – 18:30

Location: Sanders, L2-14 (Campus Woudestein)

Price: € 5,- per workshop

07/12: Erasmus Music Quiz

On the 7th of December the Erasmus Music Quiz will be hosted once more, this time together with the research group Music-as-Medicine of Erasmus MC! A quiz full of music rounds, trivia, and science! Can listening to music have a positive effect during surgery? Which music works best? And why are there so few female Metal artists? Just a few questions that are being researched at, amongst others, Erasmus University and that might come up during this quiz!

During the evening, physician-researchers Emy van der Valk Bouman & Antiona Becker will join us. As part of the ‘Music-as-Medicine’ research group of Erasmus MC, they research ways to use music to improve patient care by implementing it as an innovative, evidence-based treatment within health care. As ‘heads of the jury’ they will provide us with all the facts about the science of music during this quiz.

But of course, there will also be plenty of rounds where you can sing along or where the musical answer will be on the tip of your tongue. Sign up your team (max 5 persons) here!

Date: Thursday 7 December

Time: 19:00 21:15

Location: De Doelen Studio, Voorschoterlaan 49

Price: Free

07/12 - 23/12: Royal Christmas Fair The Hague

The Royal Christmas Fair is located in the historic heart of The Hague. Surrounded by the Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, various embassies, museums, and atmospheric shopping streets such as Denneweg, the Plaats, and Plein squares.

A day's visit to the Royal Christmas Fair is perfect for a day or night out in The Hague. You can also combine it with a trip to Scheveningen.

Click here for more information.

Dates: Monday 7 December - Saturday 23 December

Times: 12:00 - 21:00 (daily)

Location: Lange Voorhout, The Hague

Price: Free entrance

14/12: Open Mic at Comedy Club Haug

Comedy Club Haug is always looking for tomorrow's talent and offers space for comedians to develop. The Open-Mic is the place to discover new comedy talent and where comedians can test new material on the audience.

If you are or think you would like to become a comedian and would like to play at one of our Open Mic events, please apply through this link. Every Wednesday they have a Dutch spoken open-mic and on Thursday an English spoken open mic. 

Get your ticket here!

Dates: Thursday 14 December

Times: 20:00 - 22:00

Location: Comedy Club Haug, Boompjeskade 11

Price: € 9,- as a guest

22/12: Urban Gospel Night

Club Key is the name of the Friday night in the Doelen Studio, when an initiative or talent in the city gets the keys and determines the program. Enjoy the best gospel music during the Urban Gospel Night!

House of Urban Arts invites talented artists who normally sing in church to take the stage. During the open mic, it's your turn to perform your favourite gospel or urban song. Entrance is free.

See more information here.

Dates: Friday 22 December

Times: 20:00 - 00:30

Location: De Doelen

Price: free