We want you to feel safe and comfortable when we return to physical Thursday Gatherings. We also imagine you may have some questions. In anticipation of this we have written some FAQS to help you.
When are you opening for physical gatherings?
Venture Cafe Rotterdam will return to physical Thursday Gatherings on Thursday 1 July 2021.
How many people can attend a physical Thursday Gathering?
From July 1, we can allow a maximum of 30 members of our community to attend a Thursday Gathering. This is based upon the rules set by the Dutch government. When the 1.5m distance regulation is relaxed by Dutch government, we can allow more visitors into our space.
Do I have to book or can I just turn up?
In order to keep to our 30 person limit, we ask you to book in advance. Simply find the Gathering you wish to attend and book your spot. When we have reached the limit, no further bookings can be made.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
If you are unable to attend a previously booked session please let us know as soon as you can so we can offer your space to someone else. We understand sometimes it is not possible to cancel in advance. Don't worry, we won’t hold it against you.
C'est la vie!
Will you be offering a full program?
We want to make sure our community feels comfortable returning to indoor socialising. Therefore we will offer a relaxed program for a shorter length of time. Our main aim is to re-introduce our space to our community and for new members to familarise themselves with the concept.

We expect our program to offer 1:1 office hour style programming as well as time for a drink and socially distanced networking opportunities.
What measures will be in place to ensure the safety of the community?
CIC Rotterdam and Venture Cafe Rotterdam have created a safe covid - proof environment. There are hand sanitizing stations located throughout the building for everyone to use.

We follow the Dutch government guidelines and rules and ask you to follow them too:
Wash your hands,
Keep your distance (1.5m apart)
Wear a face mask
Stay at home and get tested if you have any symptoms.
Will I still be able to access the program virtually?
Throughout July and August, we will be hosting our Venture School sessions virtually from 4-5.30pm.

Our physical Venture Cafe will then open between 5 and 7pm. No virtual sessions will be available during this time. This is because our team will be working hard to deliver the physical gathering safely. We hope, by delivering a hybrid summer program in this way, that many of you who cannot travel can still benefit from our popular Venture School whilst those who can and are ready to attend physically can begin those steps too.

Does this mean the Summer School will now be physical?
No. We will deliver our popular Summer School virtually from 16:00 - 17:00. This allows our community around the globe to take part and develop their skills. Our physical Thursday Gatherings will follow directly after Summer School, beginning from 17:00 - 19:00