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Peeping over the Hedge: Inspiration routes along Rotterdam residentials

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Penthouses overlooking the docks, self constructed job residences, typical houses, sheds and warehouses transformed into dwellings: on Sunday, October 24 ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ (peeking at the neighbors) shows  how diverse locals in Rotterdam live. Throughout the day you can participate in cycling and walking routes through four of the most upcoming residential areas of the city. Participants get a look behind frontdoors, they meet residents, architects and brokers, and are sure to be surprised with performances of inhabitants and artists.

Peeping Over The Hedge (Gluren bij de Buren) is part of the Housing Month by Rotterdam.info and is organized by the makers of Parfum de BoemBoem. Peeping Over The Hedge is a two-hour adventure for anyone who wants to gain inspiration in living in Rotterdam. It is a reconnaissance tour accompanied by a guide – on foot or by bicycle – along places that are normally hidden. The diversity of the homes visited, is enormous. Participants arrive at sites where they could not have possibly suspected the existence off and view the city from a different angle. Along the route there are concerts by artists including Goslink, Lucky Fonz III and Typhoon. Participation is free!

There are four different bike rides and eight walks (two per district):

Route 1: Downtown

Route 2: Lloydkwartier.

Route 3: Park 16Hoven

Route 4: Katendrecht

Practical Information:  The bycicle  routes to the four quarters start at several times from Rotterdam.Info (Coolsingel 195-197). The walks start at different times, from the districts  (look for the exact location http://www.rotterdam-archiguides.nl). Participation is free, but registration is recommended. You can do this at www.rotterdam-archiguides.nl

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