Participating in ‘do it’ (an art project in De Kunsthal Rotterdam July 4 - Aug 30 2015), Wake up in It offered visitors of De Kunsthal a personal match to a Rotterdam artist. Breakfast at the home/studio of the artist was included! A 'Breakfast in Art' costs 35,- pp and 50,- for 2 persons, and could take place at any time at July 4+5 & at August 29 + 30.

Special edition!
Breakfast in Art is a special edition of Wake up in It. The Kunsthal invited Wake up in It to participate in the project do it. We were asked to interpret the do it of Ben Kinmont: 'Invite a stranger into your home for breakfast'. We decided to organize this Breakfast in Art-edition. We will match visitors of the do it exhibition to a Rotterdam artist. This match includes a personal welcome by the artist in his/her house or studio, and a breakfast. Breakfast can take place at any time during the day. Breakfast in Art can be booked at July 4 + 5 and at August 29 + 30.

In the exhibition do it at the Kunsthal you can find the hoteldesk of Wake up in It. At July 4 + 5 and at August 29 + 30 the hoteldesk is staffed. You can speak to the organizers, get more information or book a 'Breakfast in Art'!

What we normally do:

Hotel Rotterdam, Wake up in It  is not a Hotel. At Hotel Rotterdam, Wake up in It you book an adventure in which we promise you an artist and a bed!

Wake up in It connects to cultural city-events. Exclusively for guests of this event Hotel Rotterdam offers overnight matches to city-residents who work in the same subject as this event. Overnight stay at the home or studio of the artist is included. Costs will be 90 euro for one person, 140 euro for two persons, breakfast, VAT and city tax included.

Wake up in It is an organization of 2 people: Wibbine Kien and Judith van den Berg. Wake up in It connects to a certain cultural festival in a certain city. The name ‘Hotel …, Wake up in ...’ is used in combination with the city and the event. For instance, 'Hotel Rotterdam, Wake up in Jazz', is connected to a Rotterdam Jazz Festival, and offers the visitor of this Jazz festival a match to a very talented Jazz musician living in Rotterdam, overnight stay at the musicians home or studio is included. Extra adventurous: The artist and exact address will only be revealed after registration as a guest. This surprise element is an essential part of Wake up in It.

Wake up in It presents a festival, a city and it’s talented inhabitants in a unique way, and organizes a personal experience for visitors and artists.


Guests are visitors of the event who wish to book an adventure in the discipline of the event. They can request a match on The name of the artist and the exact address will be revealed after registration as a guest, and after paying for the night. This surprise element is an essential part of Wake up in It.


With great care, and based on their ‘professional quality’s linked to the event’, the organization selects about 20 participating hosts. By participating in Wake up in It, the host/ess gets the chance to expose his/her professional qualities. Wake up in It presents its hosts and their work in various forms of (social) media.

Special role

With the same great care guest and host will be matched by the organization. Such an encounter starts with a certain unpredictability and creates a situation with a surprise outcome. At the start, their relationship will be unclear in the rather personal environment of the artist's residence. Will the guest feel like a welcome visitor, an art buyer, a voyeur, a distant acquaintance or an hotel guest? And the host? Is he a humble host or an entertaining artist? In which role does he feel most comfortable?

Reception desk

Our reception desk will, if  wished by the organisation of the event, be situated at the entrance of the event. It is an eye-catching artwork, designed as a small house. A staff member of Wake up in It will be present here. Check-in is possible at the reception desk, or directly at the accommodation. Payment must be made in advance. All information about Wake up in It can be obtained at the hotel desk.

The unexpected city

By offering our matches, the city will presents itself in a special way; the artists are scattered throughout the city. Guests will find themselves at surprising locations. They will see the city in a whole new light and will be exposed to impressions different from a more standard stay. Participating hosts/artists represent their street, neighbourhood, city, and will proudly relate to the place they work and live. This project can be seen as an enthousiastic promotion of the city and its inhabitants.


Terms and conditions

1. Organisation
Wake up in It is owned and organised by Wibbine Kien and Judith van den Berg. They are ultimately responsible for the content of the project.

2. Finances
The financial processing is done by Stichting Ding 1. One overnight stay for 1 person costs € 90,- and costs € 140,- for 2 persons, including breakfast, VAT, and city tax. This amount can be transferred to Stichting Ding. The hosts will respectively receive € 60,- or € 100,-, including VAT.

3. Time of arrival, time of deaprture
  Guest and host decide together when and where they will meet.

4.Participation as host(ess)
Participating hosts are asked and selected by advisors of the organization.

5. Registration as a guest
Registration for a match can be done via the form ‘Get me a match’ on the website Completing and sending this form does not guarantee a placement for a match. All requests for participation are first reviewed by the organisation. Placement is partly depending on the desired date of arrival and the availability of artists for that particular date.

6. Registration, acceptance, placement, and payment
After acceptation of the guest registration by Wake up in It, the guest will be notified. The match rate is paid by guests after they have received a notification which states that there is an artist available on the desired date of arrival. After payment, the guest is connected to a host(ess). As long as the organisation has not received the guest payment and guests are not yet connected to a host(ess), hosts cannot assert any rights.

7. Cancellation of registration
When the guest cancels his or her registration, there will be no refund. The host(ess) which was connected to the guest will still be paid. However, when a new match is booked for the same date at the same host(ess) of the cancelled match, the total amount of the cancelled registration goes to the organisation.

8. Bed
Every artist offers his guest a bed. The additional facilities differ per room and the host(ess) is completely responsible for the décor and facilities. The organisation visits the artists on the location of the overnight stay, prior to the actual arrival of the guest.

9. Own arrangements
Every guest–artist combination is unique and the organisation is not responsible for mutual agreements between hosts and guests.

10. Responsibility
Wake up in It is not responsible for any losses, theft, and/or damage to persons and/or goods in whatever form. Participating artists and guests are advised to have a comprehensive liability insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

-How does the host(ess) know if the guests are reliable?
Wake up in It asks the name, address, and telephone number of guests upon registration. Then we research every guest on the Internet. If we have any doubt whatsoever that something is not right, the guest will not be accepted.

How do guests know that the host(ess) is reliable?
The selection of hosts is done by a team of advisors. They know the artists personally and select them on their reliability, hospitality, and quality of their work. The organization of Wake up in It visits the hosts at home.

When are hosts and guests notified to whom they are matched?
Directly after we have received the payment of guests, the contact details are passed on to guests and hosts.

- How can guests pay?
Guests pay directly to the organization Wake up in It before they are connected to an artist.

- How are artists paid?
After the event, we pay the artists. They respectively receive € 60,- for one guest and € 100,- for 2 guests.

- Is the guest allowed to go the house of the host during the day?
Suppose, a guest staying for 2 nights becomes ill or wants to change his/her clothes. Guests and hosts must make mutual agreements on these topics.  The guests requests, the host(ess) decides.

Do guests get a key?
That could be very practical. However, here it also applies that the guest can request a key, but the host(ess) ultimately decides if the request is granted. The organization is not responsible for possible consequences.

Where do I meet the artist?
Artist and guest decide together when and where they meet. This could be, to name some possibilities, at the home of the artist, at the festival, at the station, in a cafe, etcetera.

What kind of breakfast does the host(ess) needs to serve guests?
That is completely up to the host(ess). It is possible to consult guests about their breakfast preferences.

-Is it possible to declare expenses that artists make to please their guests?

What if guests want to buy work from the artist?
Nice! We leave it up to the guests and artists, and Wake up in It will not ask any fees.

What if the guest wants to stay another night?
Contact us to prevent any overbookings. Wake up in It will deal with the financial settlement.

What if the guest wants to stay another night with another artist?
Give us a call. We will check the possibilities and manage the financial settlement.

What if the guest or host(ess) has a complaint and they cannot work it out together?
Call us!

What if something from the guest or host(ess) is broken or lost?
We as an organization are not responsible for such incidents. However, we would offer to mediate.

Are the check-in and check-out times fixed?
Guests and hosts must make mutual agreements about this.

Will guests receive a refund when he or she decides to cancel the reservation?

Will the guest receive a souvenir upon departure?
That is entirely up to the host(ess).


Is your question not mentioned in the list? Give us a call!

Judith van den Berg: 00 31 641468018

Wibbine Kien: 00 31 6 22796704

Or send an email to


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