Contemporary art galleries to see in Rotterdam

  1. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

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Set up in 1990, the non profit organization Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art has been exhibiting works reflecting the current social and political state of affairs through their diverse mediums. An incredible popular gallery amongst the young generation, this art gallery is definitely worth the see in Rotterdam.

Location: Witte De With, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam, Netherlands, +31 10 411 0144

Current exhibition(s): ‘Melly’, ‘On Melly Shum’, ‘An exhibition on posters’.



  • €6 for adults
  • €3 for < 18 year olds


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Tent is the postgraduate Institute of the Willem de Kooning Academy, with exhibitions, performance events as well as educational projects on display year-round. A gallery constantly renewing its work and events, you are bound to find a new exhibition every month.

Location: Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam

Current exhibition(s): Live exhibition called ‘Post-Opera’, with artists Mercedes Azpilicueta and John Bingham-Hall, Adam Basanta, Paul Elliman, franck leibovici, Ho Tzu Nyen and more.


Tickets: studentprice €2,50

3. MAMA Showroom for Media and Moving Art

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A definite eye catcher when walking down Witte de Withstraat, this showroom is indeed an incredible unique gallery to explore. Mama Showroom displays Rotterdam-based artists as well as worldwide artists’, focusing on local as well as global themes of artwork.

Location: Witte de Withstraat 29 – 31, 3012 BL Rotterdam

Current exhibition(s): ‘Apa Kabar? (Whats new?)’

Upcoming exhibitions: ‘Hip-Hop x Anime Pubquiz’


Tickets: Free!


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Phoebus has three spaces for showcasing art, including the gallery space on the first floor, the basement project room and the drawing room mainly where solo and group exhibitions take place.

Location: Eendrachtsweg 61 NL-3012 LG Rotterdam

Current exhibition(s): Dutrieux, Bruggink, Müller, Schön, Villers, Helmer


Tickets: Free


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