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OBJECT Rotterdam 2018 is held from February 9 till 11 and is located at two venues: the HAKA building and the Euromast. The HAKA building is the main venue, where over 100 designers present their work. This is where you start your visit. Here the ticket desk is located where you can get your wristband that gives access to both venues. You can enjoy delicious food and drinks at pop-up restaurant Ayla all day long. To conclude your OBJECT visit, go all the way up to the top of the Euromast to check out a special design installation and enjoy the phenomenal views over Rotterdam.
The HAKA building, a monument for modernity, can easily be reached by car, taking the ring road A20 exit 12 and Tjalklaan. Coming from the city centre follow the S114 (Westzeedijk). The underground A, B en C stop at ‘Marconiplein’, as do tram 4, 8, 21, 23 and bus 42. From here it is a few minutes’ walk to the HAKA. There is paid parking in front of the building. In the streets at the back parking is free, but do check carefully. There is a guarded Interparking at Bigshops, opposite of the venue. A free shuttle service from Rotterdam Festivals connects OBJECT to all the other fairs and activities in town:
Van Nelle Fabriek – HAKA building/AVL Mundo – Euromast – Museumpark – Wilhelminapier
Wilhelminapier – Museumpark – AVL Mundo/HAKA building – Van Nelle Fabriek
Fri 9 FEB: 11:00 – 21:30
Sat 10 FEB: 11:00 – 19:30
Sun 11 FEB: 11:00 – 19:30
The shuttle runs every 20 minutes
This information is subject to change. Please check the website of Art Rotterdam Week for up to date information.
ACCESS: Due to inoperative elevators the HAKA building is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility.
ADDRESS: Vierhavensstraat 38-42 Rotterdam
The Iconic Rotterdam Euromast is this year’s design annex! The Euromast is located in the Scheepvaartkwartier district, close to the HAKA building. From here it is a 30 minute walk and a short drive. A free shuttle service connects the HAKA building with the Euromast. Traveling by public transport from the HAKA to the Euromast, take tram 8 direction Kleiweg from Marconiplein and get off at the ‘Euromast’ stop. The Euromast can also be reached by water taxi: take a reservation via www.watertaxirotterdam.nl or by phone +31 10 4030303. During the day there is paid parking for cars (free parking from 18 hrs), buses can park for free at the designated parking places.
TICKETS: at the Euromast location there is no OBJECT ticket office available. To get access to the design presentation at the Euromast, get your ticket at the HAKA building first!
ADDRESS: Parkhaven 20 Rotterdam
— NOTE: The above mentioned information is only valid from 9-11 February, during OBJECT Rotterdam. Outer these dates, the HAKA building is not publicly accessible and the Euromast has its own conditions for admission, see euromast.nl —
Things to explore
In Rotterdam you can feel the vibes of people who are working on making it into such a vibrant city. Entrepeneurship, innovation, local products and of course art and design can be found all around town. The OBJECT headquarters at the HAKA building are located in one of those areas where you can experience this creativity and innovativeness first-hand. One of our neighbors in the Vierhavensstraat is the impressive studio of famous designer Daan Roosegaarde. Around the corner is the Keileweg where the studio of Joep van Lieshout and the inspiring AVL Mundo area are located. A 15-minute walk to the Marconistraat brings you to studios of well-known artists and designers like Richard Hutten, Wieki Somers, Makkink&Bey and Sabine Marcelis. After having visited the studios (see our Programme) you can buy and enjoy local products at the shop and restaurant of Uit je eigen stad (Marconistraat 39), the Netherland’s first city farm. Delfshaven, another nice area between the HAKA building and the Euromast is full of cafes and restaurants. You can try a typical 010 brewed beer at Stadsbrouwerij The Pelgrim, have a very Rotterdamsch dinner at cafe Verhip, try some homemade food at the picturesque restaurant Bij Loes or indulge yourself with fresh fish at restaurant Machinist. Enough to explore before or after your visit to OBJECT Rotterdam!