Fellow contemporary art-enthusiasts brace yourselves, for every first Friday of the month the Witte de Withstraat transforms itself into a cultural Valhalla. From 18:00 – 21:00 galleries and art institutes such as TENT Rotterdam (check the TENT article), Showroom MAMA, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Worm and more open their doors for free and let you feast your eyes and ears. I love Witte de With as a hangout for a Friday evening anyway, with it’s buzzing atmosphere and eclectic assortment of people and, with a twist of art thrown into the mix, it becomes a scene I never tire of.
The program differs slightly every month, but it generally consists of entry to the recent exhibitions, a lecture or film, a free art tour and an after party in Worm. Arrive early and take your time, have a beer or a bite to eat in between and enjoy the art, the people and the general feeling of fun that the beginning of the weekend brings.