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!

May 2024

13/05: Finale Film Studio Challenge

Come and watch the result of a week-long creative film production of your fellow students on the 13th of May, at 19:00 in the Aula.

From 4th to 11th of May, filmmakers taking part in the Film Studio Challenge, organized by PHOS and WILDe Theatre, have put their creativity, acting and filming skills to work. Tonight we show the results!

Bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening filled with creativity and stories!

If you want to know more about Film Studio Challenge follow us on Instagram to keep up to date!

Film Studio Challenge: (filmstudiochallenge.rotterdam)


Reserve your free spot here!

Date: Monday 13 May

Time: 19:00 – 22:00

Location: Aula, Erasmus Building

Price: free (reservation highly recommended)

15/05, 22/05 & 27/05: 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 and tricks, and get to know fellow creative students. The materials (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: Wednesday 22, 25 & Monday 27 May

Time: 16:30 – 18:30

Location: Sanders, L2-14 (Campus Woudestein)

Price: € 5,- per workshop

15/05: Creative Writing workshop

In these workshops, you will write using various short creative assignments.

You will work on short writing assignments where the result is less important than the process. 
Loose sketches, but with words instead of drawings.
You will try out, scrape, puzzle and if you want, you can read aloud.
Dare to try out without worrying about the outcome and surprise yourself with your own creativity. 

The workshop will be offered four times this autumn but will have different assignments each time.

The final date is 15 May.

Get your ticket here!

Date: Wednesday 15 May

Time: 16:30 – 18:30

Location: Polak 3-08

Price: € 5,-

18/05: Midsummer

Midsummer is the Nordic Student Association’s (NSA) version of the well-known Nordic celebration. Building upon the resounding success of this year's Midsummer party, NSA aims to create an unforgettable experience that not only celebrates the Nordic culture but also raises awareness and appreciation for its rich traditions.

The event is envisioned as a day-long celebration on the 18th of May, beginning at 12:00 PM and lasting until midnight, allowing participants to immerse themselves fully in the Nordic spirit at Kralingse Plas beach. 

At the heart of the event will be the traditional Midsummer customs from all Nordic countries. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in the enchanting dance around the Midsummer pole, weaving ribbons and crafting flower crowns, a cherished tradition symbolizing fertility and beauty.

In keeping with the Nordic tradition of wellness, a sauna experience will be offered as part of the event. Additionally, participants will relish the delectable flavors of Nordic cuisine completing the true depiction of a Nordic Midsummer and celebration of the EUR Lustrum year.

© Nordic Student Association

Date: Saturdat 18 May  

Time: 12:00 00:00

Location: Kralingse Plas

Price: free

23/05: Erasmus Film and TV Quiz

Movie trivia, iconic theme songs, and a full round on superheroes! Just a small taste of what you’ll need to brush up on before you take part in the next Erasmus Film and TV Quiz. Get your team together and join!

On the 23rd of May it is time for the next edition of our Erasmus Film and TV Quiz. This time we joined forces with Etienne Augé (Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication) and Barry Fitzgerald (TU Eindhoven) who are scientific experts when it comes to superheroes. So, expect a dedicated round on the science of superheroes, but also trivia galore, tons of iconic scenes, and movie music madness!

Think you can win it all? Or just in for a night full of fun? Then sign up your team of max 5 and join us for lots of laughs, fierce competition, some frustration (“It’s on the tip of my tongue”) and to compete for that amazing prize! 

Reserve your free ticket here!

Date: Thursday 23 May  

Time: 19:30 21:30

Location: De Doelen Studio

Price: free

27/05: Open Stage Night

The monthly Open Stage Night by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam for Students of EUR. Music, spoken word; everything is possible as long as it fits at the stage of café Erasmus Paviljoen.

Are you interested in performing?
We provide a backline (with electronic drum set, electronic piano, semi-acoustic guitar and guitar amplifier), you just bring your instrument. All registrations for performing via the registration form. The form closes one week in advance. On the evening itself there is sometimes room for spontaneous performances, but we cannot guarantee this.

Would you just like to come and listen to the performances?
Of course, that is possible too! Entrance is free and you don’t have to sign up.

Date: Monday 27 May

Time: 20:00 22:00

Location: Erasmus Paviljoen

Price: free