POW! WOW! Rotterdam 2019 is shaping up to be an event not be missed. If you want a sneak preview of what’s up, the best way is to take stroll through the Afrikaanderwijk. If you’re not in the area though, and do want to keep up with all our preparations and everything that’s going with the festival, the quickest way to keep up with all developments is by subscribing to our Instagram page. It’s updated live throughout the day!
Oh, and did we mention already there’s an interactive map of the neighborhood on our profile page right now? Have a look right now, and make sure to visit us on Sunday September 15!
A festival without food trucks can no longer be called a festival in 2019, so we only can do POW! WOW! Rotterdam right when we’re inviting some. Sunday 15 September these entrepreneurs can be found at our food court on the side of Afrikaanderplein. Be welcome for tasty fries, delicious coffee, or fresh ice cream.
IJsbaron van Bokhoven Sixteen years ago many people stood in line at the Boterbrug in Delft to think about which ice cream they would choose. In 2003, brothers Dick and Cees van Bokhoven stopped making ice cream and their building was sold. But no longer worrying; son Wiert brings the sweetyness back with his new ice cream truck, in which he drives through Rotterdam and Delft. And yes, you can find it on our festival grounds!
Ketelbinkie Koffie “The taste of Rotterdam” can be read in giant letters on the website of Ketelbinkie Rotterdam. Steven Tacq has been looking for the best and tastiest coffee every day for 15 years. He is a true hard worker from Rotterdam with a huge passion for coffee and tea. His mission is: inspire, let people enjoy and share knowledge. This is one that you must taste!
Sawasdee Thai Food If you feel like Thai-made food, then you are at the right place at Sawasdee. Shrimps? Check. Chicken flowerbeds? Check! Gluten-free noodles? Yes, of course. After more than eight years of experience in Thai restaurants, they started selling from their food truck. They were even in the top 10 of 24 Kitchen’s Best Food Truck Awards 2018. You can come and taste why!
Wood Pizza Wood Pizza & Grill makes hand-turned, wood-fired oven pizzas and classic American style BBQ dishes from the charcoal grill served from unique trucks and trailers. On POW! WOW! they come to serve wood-fired pizzas from their latest pizza trailer. I hope it tastes well!
Minnies And for people who aren’t dare devils when it comes to the festival cuisine, there is of course also just fries. Or ‘patat’, as they often say in Rotterdam. But then very tasty. Minnies gives you that crispyness. So if you looking for the only other golden-yellow treats that are available outside the bar, you have to be here!
If you’re coming from the center of Rotterdam, the quickest way to POW! WOW! Rotterdam is taking metro line D or E to Rijnhaven station. If you step out one stop earlier at Wilhelminaplein though, you’ll come up right at the corner of the first painting of the festival, made by Belgium’s own SMOK!
Photos by Martine Kiers
And it’s a special treat too, ’cause this artist isn’t painting a mural, but the entire side of a boat! The Sterre Marlijn is coming alive with his portrait of a marlin, and SMOK himself is developing some serious sea legs. Catch him at work by walking towards the water, and see this vessel change into a floating work of art before your eyes.
Afterwards, you can either head back into the subway system, or take a walk along the water straight to Rijnhaven. But don’t forget to tell SMOK we said ‘Hi!’