De Aanschouw Rotterdam

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De Aanschouw – Smallest gallery in Rotterdam

Café De Schouw is one of the places I can recommend you to go if you like meeting local artists. Go on a Thursday evening around 20:30, best moment  to mingle while checking out the smallest gallery in town, “De Aanschouw”.

De Aanschouw is a show-window Gallery (40 x 67 x 115 cm) that is fixed next to the entrance on the facade of the writers/artist café De Schouw. If you want to experience something incrowd and arty, you are welcome to join the weekly CHANGE (De Wissel) of the exhibition. It always takes place in presence of the artist on Thursday nights after 20:30.

De Schouw is an old café that used to function as a hangout for writers, journalists, artists and locals and it still does, although the newspaper’s offices moved away from the city centre. 4 years ago Tineke became the new bar owner. Once in a while I go check out the new art on display and drink a beer with fellow artists. The smokers sit on picnic benches outside. 

It can easily be missed. De Schouw and Aanschouw are on the other corner – opposite café De Witte Aap (once voted to be the best bar in the world if you canmay believe the Lonely Planet!).

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More free art in the Witte de Withstraat on Fridays during The Kun­st­block Tour be­tween 7-8pm. Starting at Groundfloor Infodesk at number 50.

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Witte de Withstraat 80B, Rotterdam

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24 hours daily | Weekly Change Thu 20:30


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)