Rotterdam is without a doubt the street culture city of the Netherlands. The city is filled with talented people and grassroots initiatives in the field of street art, hip-hop and street sports. Ranging from graffiti artists to skaters, break dancers to BMX riders and street footballers to hip hop heads; during RSCW all street culture movements come together to display their skills and to showcase what they stand for.
Visitors of RSCW will experience what contemporary street culture is all about. Or even better: you can become part of it yourself. Because street culture is easy to step into and is readily accessible. As a visitor you can check out the murals and also hear the stories behind the works of art that are being made. During workshops and talks you’ll learn more about the (values of) hip hop culture. And during the sporting events, besides enjoying all the action, you can also check if your own skills are up to par.
Rotterdam Street Culture Week is by all means the festival that hosts, promotes and helps to develop street culture in its broadest sense. The supporting organizations behind RSCW are Skateland, HipHopHuis, POW! WOW! and World of Street Football. They will all join in with the goal to put street culture on the map it deserves and by doing so make it more accessible to a wider audience.
The city of Rotterdam also recognizes that street culture is the largest international youth movement in the world, which can there for not be ignored. For this reason Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Topsport, Sports Company Rotterdam and the City of Rotterdam have joined forces to invest in the culture and make all initiatives in the city more visible. RSCW is organized by the Game Changers foundation.
From Saturday the 4th until Sunday the 12th of September 2021 we return with the fourth edition filled with street art, hip-hop and street sports. Of course ‘corona proof’, so entirely in accordance with the measures in force at the time and with an extensive online programme. Click here to read more about the location(s) and programme components. Stay tuned, because we will be announcing more and more info about the line-up very soon. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated!
FLASHBACK RSCW 2020
RSCW has delivered a fresh approach to the Rotterdam events sector since 2018. The first edition was small-scale and took place in the M4H area. Last year, the third edition was such a booming succes – even corona couldn’t hold us back! Curious what RSCW 2020 looked like? Watch the aftermovie here.
All pictures of RSCW 2020 can be found on our Facebook page.
Check this website and our social media channels regularly for updates on the program, locations and times. See you soon!