Caf├ęs open their doors in Rotterdam in protest

Frank Roolaart especially missed the noise in his bar The Dutch Dukes on the Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam. On Saturday he opened the doors of his pub as a statement. It bothers him that he can’t open yet. “It is allowed in Antwerp: commotion in the city centre. I miss the sound of people […]

Judge imposes construction freeze on Evides after architect protest

Water company Evides is not allowed to start with the new construction of the head office on the Schaardijk site in Rotterdam for the time being. Wim Quist, the architect of the original design, was not consulted for the new plans. That design is affected with construction. Evides has six months to consult with the […]

Almost all asylum seekers arrived at emergency shelter Gorinchem

The newly opened emergency shelter for asylum seekers in Gorinchem is almost full. There are now 280 people and there is room for 300. The Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) says that the emergency location in the former tax office in the Gildenwijk is in order. Most asylum seekers have just […]

RIVM: 486 new corona infections in the region, highest number since the end of July

The seven-day average also increases from 292 infections to 326 infections. One deceased regional member has been reported to RIVM in the past 24 hours: someone from Molenlanden. One regional colleague from Rotterdam was also hospitalized. According to the RIVM, there is an ‘autumn increase’. “The expected fall increase of the coronavirus seems to have […]

WOZ value to new peak, view the increase in your municipality here

The average WOZ value in the Rijnmond region has increased by 8.1 percent. Schiedam is one of the biggest climbers in the country. In the jenever city, the average home value rose by no less than 11.8 percent. The WOZ value is used for the amount of municipal taxes, but also has consequences for the […]

Maasstad Hospital starts vaccinating visitors for free and without an appointment

As of today, visitors can be vaccinated against the corona virus free of charge and without an appointment in the hall of the Maasstad Hospital. The hospital in South Rotterdam is thus trying to do something about the low vaccination rate. In neighborhoods such as Charlois and Feijenoord, less than 50 percent of the inhabitants […]

Many months late, but Ever Given arrived in Rotterdam

A giant cargo ship called Ever Given arrived in the port of Rotterdam on Thursday, which became world-famous in March when it got stuck in the Suez Canal, collapsing global trade. Photo: REMKO DE WAAL / ANP via AFP The AP reported that the Panamanian-branded but Japanese-owned cargo ship arrived at the Dutch port several […]

Leuven Pavilion Rotterdam opens doors to the public

This Friday the new pavilion in the Rotterdam Leuvehaven will be opened to the public. The Leuve Pavilion houses an information center about the port of Rotterdam, workshops of the Maritime Museum and two catering establishments with terraces. The building was designed by MoederscheimMoonen Architects on the existing foundation and the main portals of the […]