‘walking the talk’ - a simple concept: we follow the art step by step until we reach the ten-thousandth step. This walk allows you to exercise, explore and see Rotterdam with different eyes and meet new people. Expect a nice walking route through the city. Art makes you move, that’s why Art Index Rotterdam loves to take you on a walk. It’s healthy, you have the time to enjoy the city while looking around, see great art in public space and connect with people. Rotterdam is a great city to discover on foot, as there is so much to see. Walking has common ground with all kinds of parts of the city and urban development. It is about the design of public space and mobility, but also about people's health, economic vitality and the quality of life in the city. / 'walking the talk' met de ‘10.000 steps - Art Walk in 010. Een eenvoudig concept, stap voor stap, volgen we de kunst tot we de tienduizendste stap hebben bereikt. Verwacht een mooie wandelroute door de stad. We laten jou met andere ogen kijken, ontdekken verrassende plekken in Rotterdam en je ontmoet nieuwe mensen. Wandelen is gezond, je hebt de tijd om van de stad te genieten terwijl je om je heen kijkt. Geweldige kunst in de openbare ruimte zien en in contact komen met nieuwe mensen. Rotterdam is een geweldige stad om wandelend te ontdekken, want er is zoveel te zien. In de komende jaren zal het nog aantrekkelijker worden voor voetgangers, omdat de stad een voorbeeld wil zijn voor stedelijke ontwikkeling. Het gaat over de inrichting van de openbare ruimte en mobiliteit, maar ook over de gezondheid van mensen, de economische vitaliteit en de kwaliteit van leven in de stad.
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Language / Taal:
Nederlands (English summary en route)
Cost / Deelname:
Free | Four-legged friends welcome
Meeting point / Startpunt:
Front of Cafe De Ballentent on Parkkade.
Duration /
3 hours (including a break)
Walking /

10.000 steps (approx. 7-8 km)
Guide / Gids:
Art Index Rotterdam Guide Anne-Marie
wear good shoes, bring rain gear / drinks-snacks / your OV-card and camera/phone.
Next date:

8 March, 10.30-13.00

10.000 Steps International Women's Day Art Walk Rotterdam.

We will celebrate International Women's Day 2024 in Rotterdam this year with a unique - approximately 10,000 steps - Art Walk, highlighting art by women.

With this annual tradition, we bring people of all ages together to celebrate the diversity and creativity of women artists.

The route will take you through a selection of artworks, street art and locations that make us reflect on creativity and resilience and the role and power of women in art.

We will not only look at the work of female creators but also reflect on the imagination of women this year. Together, we experience stillness through nature experiences and discover the beauty in everyday spots and patterns as a tribute to artist Lizan Freijsen (1960-2024).

We start at the river Maas, and along the way, we encounter highlights such as Anne Wenzel's new monument, a moving tribute to women and men affected by World War II. We also admire Charlotte van Pallandt's sturdy Wilhelmina and Madeleine Berkhemer's playful Lost Pearl. In the Kunsthal's display window, we peek at Machteld Rullens' Scrap Yard Abstraction and pass by Kalliope Lemos' Braid from her Tools of Endearment series. At the station, we will visit Moments Contained, a 4-metre-high bronze sculpture of a strong, confident woman who is also vulnerable at the same time. We let our imaginations run wild at Margot Zanstra's block-built sculpture, perhaps the most beautiful abstraction of a tree. Loeki Metz's façade relief makes us reflect on the changing city and the evolving neighbourhood.

Along the way, guide Anne-Marie Ros invites you to look at art and stay together in the moment by being aware of your surroundings. The walk will change your perspective and allow you to share, reflect and appreciate women's contributions to art and society.

Afterwards, we can drink and chat in the recently opened Bergweg Station in North.

The walk will go ahead regardless of the weather!
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