Queer Rotterdam is a collective of local queers, who, for the most part, have full-time jobs and dedicate their free time to volunteer and organize events exclusively for LGBTQI+/queer community. Our events are intentionally designed for small groups, fostering an intimate and inclusive atmosphere for meaningful interactions. Please note that our events are exclusively for adults (18+) and the average age falls on 25/30+. To join our events, interested participants are encouraged to keep a close eye on our website and register in advance when event announcements are made. Given the limited capacity, volunteer's time and popularity of our events, early registration is key to securing a spot.
We aim to connect, support and empower the people from the Rotterdam LGBTQI+ / queer community. Next to that, we also want to improve and facilitate cooperation and mutual understanding within the community. We do this by organizing events, but also creating opportunities for other people and groups to organize and letting marginalized voices be heard. Please note that we’re not caregivers or therapists.
We're always eager to welcome new volunteers who share our vision and are willing to contribute their time and energy to our cause. If you are interested in becoming part of Queer Rotterdam we encourage you first to join a couple of our events to understand our way of working and get to know us. Please feel free to reach out to us during one of our events (look for a person with “HOST” pin). Your involvement can make a significant difference in our ongoing efforts to create a more vibrant and inclusive LGBTQI+ / queer community in Rotterdam.
Queer Rotterdam organizers are posing for the camera at the end of one of a day full or organizing and discussing.
Each year our volunteers organise around 80 free-of-charge events, like Board Games Nights, DnD, Queer Choir, Taal Cafe and more. As we’re a volunteer-based collective, created by working adults, most of our activities are in the evening. Sometimes we’re inviting skilled queers who can teach you something for a small compensation. Check the events page to see what we have coming up!
Support groups hosted by QR are peer run activities led by unlicensed community members experienced in care and discretion. We currently have several events that have forms of support/discussion groups and/or workshops, like: Beyond the binary: a trans/GNC and questioning group, Greens and Purples: an AroAce group, Non-monogamy group, Queer care sessions and Mental Health Workshops. For more please check the “Events” page and our Instagram.
From time to time we host a few larger events, like Themed Evening or summer activities (picnics, field trips etc.).
We want queer people to feel empowered to move out of their comfort zones, we do this by hosting workshops. We’re trying to give the chance to different people to share their skills and experiences with our community. Check our Instagram and events page to see upcoming workshops.
Queer Rotterdam is there for and by community members, that means if you have an idea or you feel there is something missing in the Rotterdam queer scene, we have resources to help you start new initiatives. Contact us if you have any ideas!
We also have a Transitioning closet for any accessories/care/clothing that might be helpful for trans people in their transitioning. You can donate things (or money) when you are at The Hole!