Make a Wish

The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam has great pleasure in announcing that its chosen charity will be Make-A-Wish® Netherlands. It is the aim of Make-A-Wish Netherlands to grant wishes for all children and young people with a life-threatening illness. To grant these wishes, Make-A-Wish Netherlands needs the help of donors, sponsors, volunteers and fundraising activities. More help means more wishes to be granted.

Make-A-Wish Day

On Make-A-Wish Day, May 16 2013,  twelve wishes  of children with life-threatening illness were fulfilled throughout the Netherlands. Amongst the wishes was a boy of four years old who wanted to experience what it's like to be a firefighter and a thirteen year old girl who wanted to be a real reporter. Wendy van Dijk: "Never before we fulfilled so many wishes one day. I hope people are touched by the happy faces of the children.

The team of The Manhattan Hotel also attended one of these wish fulfillments, namely the wish of Youri. His dearest wish was to play tennis with his hero and role model Raemon Sluiter. Youri played with Raemon Sluiter at tennis club Victoria in Rotterdam and encouraged him during his match against his hero!

First Make-A-Wish Event in Manhattan Business Hotel

For the first time Make-A-Wish Netherlands organizes Thursday, June 27th the Make-A-Wish Business Event. In this event, corporate social responsibility and networking is combined and together with Make-A-Wish Netherlands wish fulfilment will be organized.

During the Make-A-Wish Business Event, representatives of different companies are challenged to fulfill a wish of a child. The fantasy of wish child determines the content of the request, the representatives ensure its fulfilment. In addition to fulfilling a wish, it is also a good opportunity to meet new people.

The Make-A-Wish Business Event will take place on Thursday, June 27th between 12:00 and 18:00 at the Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam. The address is Weena 686. For € 150, - per person you can join. For this contribution you will receive a lunch, drinks and an extensive afternoon. The amount is so fully to Make-A-Wish Netherlands.

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You can register (alone or with colleagues) via: You can specify whether you want with your colleagues or with representatives of other companies in a team. For more information about the event please contact Vera Knoops on 0348-408060.

Spinning Marathon - Tour de France

Staff of The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam raised € 10.000 for charity fund Make-A-Wish Netherlands. On Monday 3 September 2012 the hotel staff cycled 5172 km on eight bikes, almost 1,5x the distance of the Tour de France, during a 24 hours spinning marathon.

,,It is great that we are able to organize a successful event in a short period of time for Make-A-Wish Netherlands. It is not only a fantastic amount, but also a fun effort that confirms we can do beautiful things together for charity.", says General Manager Erik de Wit enthusiastically.

All employees asked family and friends to support their athletic performance through a financial sponsorship. Also suppliers and guests made a contribution during this charity event.

Our other activities for Make-A-Wish

Since its foundation in 1989, over 4.000 severely ill children have already experienced their magical wish. Make-A-Wish Netherlands has been able to realize these wishes with the help of over 380 volunteers. Donations (both monetary and in kind) and fundraising by companies, clubs, schools and associations, together with the structural support of donors and sponsors, are essential. Make-A-Wish Netherlands does not receive governmental aid. For more information about Make-A-Wish Netherlands please visit

The actions of The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam:
- Invite our guest to make a donation €1 per stay
- The Manhattan Hotel donates €1 from the sale of each bottle of water sold in the Manhattan Brasserie
- Other activities throughout the year initiated by the team of the Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam

Please visit this page regularly to see what the Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam has been doing to raise funds, as well as seeing how you can get involved.

Furthermore, we would like to thank our partners, Studio108 (UK) for creating and donating the Artwork.

Thank you for your support.

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