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!

February 2023

08/02, 15/02 & 22/02: 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: Wednesdays 8, 15 & 22 February 2023  

Time: 16:30 – 18:30

Location: Sanders, L2-14 (Campus Woudestein)

Price: €5,- per workshop

08/02: Movie night on Campus: Elvis

Every month the Aula is transformed into a cinema, and a movie night is organised in collaboration with ESN-Rotterdam. This edition in winter atmoshphere will feature Elvis! This drama film tells the story of Elvis Presley from the perspective of his complicated relationship with his mysterious manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film traces Presley's life: from his breakthrough to his status as an unprecedented superstar with all kinds of addictions.We won't reveal more, you just have to come and see the movie yourself on campus! Order your ticket here.

Date: Wednesday 8 February 2023

Time: 19:00 – 21:45 (walk in at 18:30)

Location: Aula, Erasmus Building (Campus Woudestein)

Entrance: €4,-

09/02: Warm Sweater Day 2023

Once again this year, Erasmus University Rotterdam is participating in Warm Sweater Day, a national initiative to save energy. The Warm Sweater Day event at our university is organized in the Erasmus Sustainability Hub, ground floor in Mandeville. After the call from the government last year to save energy, the thermostat in all EUR buildings has been turned down to a temperature of 19 degrees Celsius. This year, the Erasmus Sustainability Hub will serve vegan soup and a discussion on sustainability themes will be organized during Warm Sweater Day. Visitors are actively invited to walk in and participate in the conversation.

Dates: Thursday 9 February 2023

Time: 13:15 - 14:30

Location: Erasmus Sustainability Hub (Mandeville, Campus Woudestein)

Price: free

09/02: Art Rotterdam

The well-known art fair 'Art Rotterdam' is held every year in the iconic Van Nelle Factory. Art Rotterdam offers you the opportunity to see (and buy…) the most fantastic works of art.

Students of Erasmus University Rotterdam can visit Art Rotterdam on Thursday 9 February from 15:00 till 19:00 (gather at the entrance at 15:00) and then pay only €5 instead of €22.50 for an entrance ticket. If that day and time do not suit you, you can buy a student discount card yourself for €14.50 via www.artrotterdam.com.

View the latest works of art or art that you can no longer see because they are then with private collectors, mix with the art buyers and just maybe... buy a work yourself. But looking around is also a lot of fun!

Date: Thursday 9 February 2023

Time: 15:00 - 19:00

Location: Van Nelle Fabriek - Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam

Entrance: €5,- for EUR students, €22,50 for regular tickets. 

13/02 - 08/05: Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar (better)? With this guitar lesson you will learn to master the basics of playing the guitar in 8 weeks, or you will improve your skills. You learn to play acoustically from a professional teacher, and during the lesson there are options for different styles such as pop, jazz or classical. The Teacher Ratko Zjaca performs all over the world with the greatest jazz musicians in the world. In addition, he has many years of experience in teaching. Interested? All you need is your own guitar, the music is provided by the teacher! Register here.

Dates: Monday 13 February till Monday 8 May 2023

Times: 19:00 - 20:00

Location: Campus Woudestein

Price: EUR-Students: €90,-
EUR-Employees: €120,-

14/02: The Heart (Break) Quiz

Looking for an original Valentine activity? Or just not in the mood for a sappy Valentine's Day? Everyone is welcome to the Heart (Break) Quiz! Form a team and test your knowledge with questions about everything related to love, heartbreak and sexuality. From recognizing hard along-blèr hits and the most iconic movie scenes to the scientific facts about love and sex. Are you a student or employee of EUR? Join a team of up to 5 people and you might just walk away with the prize! Register here for free.

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Time: 19:00 - 21:15

Location: Erasmus Paviljoen, Campus Woudestein

Price: Participation is free, but you must book your team ticket in advance via the site.

23/02: Concert Dutch Student Orchestra

The Dutch Student Orchestra is a national project orchestra full of ambitious students who, in addition to their studies, are involved in classical music. Every year in February, the NSO gives concerts throughout the Netherlands, and on February 21 they perform in the Doelen in Rotterdam! This year, the project of the Dutch Student Orchestra focuses on the theme 'Inspire'. So get inspired by the beautiful sounds played by 85 talented students! Order your ticket here.

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2023

Time: 20:15 - 22:15

Location: De Doelen - Schouwburgplein 50, Rotterdam

Entrance: EUR-Students: €5,-
EUR-Employees: €10,-

27/012 Open Stage Night 

Come and perform at the monthly Open Stage Night organised by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam for EUR students! Every month students can sing, play their instruments or perform in other ways during this evening. The backline (with drum kit, electric piano, a semi-acoustic guitar and guitar amplification) is provided, but you bring your own instrument(s) as well. On the evening itself there is sometimes room for spontaneous performances, but we cannot guarantee that, so register via this form. Do you just want to come and watch and listen to the performances? That is of course possible! Entrance is free and you do not have to register.

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Location: Erasmus Paviljoen (Campus Woudestein)

Entrance: Free