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Magical moments in the port city

Magician Michel van Zeist enchants your guests in Rotterdam.

Michel van Zeist is a popular magician in Rotterdam. On the Euromast or on a boat on the river Maas, this illusionist is guaranteed to create amazement and a grin from ear to ear. With his presence, your party in the Netherlands’ second-largest city will undoubtedly be a success.

Are you looking for the appropriate entertainment for your event in Rotterdam? Magician Michel will take your event to the next level. With hundreds of performances at home and abroad to his name, he is the man to give your guests an unforgettable moment. Small magic tricks at the table or a bigger spectacle on stage? This dexterous magician guarantees that the guests of your tradeshow, wedding, reception or meeting will go home enchanted.

Options for a magic act in Rotterdam

Illusionist Michel van Zeist has an extensive repertoire and will therefore not be so quick to put his money where his mouth is. He can be booked for various types of shows in South Holland. It is even possible to combine several acts. Magician Rotterdam is happy to advise you.

Who is the man in that blue suit and holding that brown doctor’s bag? The guests at your reception do not have to wait long for the answer: after table magician Michel introduces himself to their group, the first joke is a fact. Within a few moments, the audience hangs on his every word and falls from one surprise into the next. Super-fast tricks with ropes, banknotes, mobile phones and playing cards thrill the audience.

Throughout Michel’s stage show, tens, hundreds of people are introduced to the art of the seemingly impossible. Audience participation is central to the magical journey that attendees take. On stage, this stage magician presents a humorous, interactive programme in which nothing seems to be safe: an unsuspecting volunteer’s money disappears without a trace and even thoughts turn out to be remarkably susceptible to special outside influences.

Lights that you can turn on and off with your voice, curtains that move based on sunrise and sunset, and talking to someone at the front door when you are not at home yourself; the unusual has become commonplace. In an age characterised by technological advances, is it still hard to impress? Yet Michel is 100% sure that his customised magic acts will impress your target audience. He provides your corporate campaign with magic.

Even during trade shows, this magician knows how to strike the right chord. Amidst all the other companies, it is difficult to stand out, but if you invite this trade show magician, you will be relieved of that problem. With short magic performances at the exhibition stand, if desired starring your product, you are guaranteed more attention and potential customers. For the best possible effect, Michel matches his trade show acts to your strategy.

During the magic workshop in Rotterdam, some of the secrets of the art of magic will be revealed. Michel provides insight into the psychology behind many well-known tricks and illusions, as well as teaching participants in this clinic how to amaze their family, friends and colleagues with a number of miracles that are easy to learn. The magic workshop is an ideal activity for a friends’ weekend or a staff outing, for example.

As magical chairman of the day, Michel will lead your congress or symposium in the right direction. At the start of the day, he treats visitors to a magical moment, after which the first speaker is announced in an authentic manner. Van Zeist allows the various parts to flow smoothly into each other. If desired, he will present another magic act halfway through and/or at the end of the conference, which can be tailored to the theme of the meeting.

Curious about the possibilities for a magic performance in Rotterdam? Call 0031-318-727828 or 0031-6-20285267, or send an email to info@michelvanzeist.nl.

Film: Kevin Ike (Van Ei naar Kip)

References from Rotterdam

Michel often performs in Rotterdam. In the well-known port city, for instance, he gave a magic performance during an installation company’s Saint Nicholas party and worked at the congress of a professional association for physiotherapists. The latter was a so-called quality conference at Van der Valk Rotterdam-Blijdorp. On the occasion of the wedding dinner of a brand-new bride and groom, Michel performed magic in the Balszaal of hotel New York. At the invitation of Krüger & Partners, now known simply as Kruger, illusionist Rotterdam was allowed to show his skills as part of a Christmas lunch at a restaurant on Katendrecht. For the same company, Michel made the impossible possible in honour of an anniversary party at museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. He worked with Ma Guise Catering and Maitre Frederic during a number of exclusive parties in the Rotterdam region. At a 20th wedding anniversary party, Michel was allowed to perform table magic at the Fenix Food Factory, near theatre Walhalla. He acted as presenter and quizmaster during the members’ evening of watch manufacturer Swatch. That evening took place at the Beurstraverse, also known as the Koopgoot. Commissioned by B4IT, a business club of Dutch directors and private investors in the ICT sector, mentalist Michel gave a performance in restaurant Parkheuvel. That Rotterdam establishment has been awarded two Michelin stars. During the international horse competition Concours Hippique International Officiel (CHIO), where Princess Beatrix was also a guest, Michel gave an intimate magic show for relations of law firm NautaDutilh. He collaborated with the Oyster King at that event. For the members of a bowling club, this magician performed a tailor-made show at a society near the Kralingse Bos. In a synagogue, he performed magic for Rotterdam’s Jewish community. The same audience was enchanted by Michel in corona time during an online magic show. As part of a congress of the Transport Dangerous Goods Committee (CTGG), he performed his stage act in Hal4 alongside the river Maas. On a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon, this magician walked past the tables on The Harbour Club’s terrace to amaze attendees with his magic tricks. So the “just culinary dining at the Harbour” (Chivv featuring Lil’ Kleine and Frsh – Je kent ‘t wel) got a magical touch. For Port of Rotterdam, he gave a show and workshop as a departmental activity. The company outing took place at Dudok in ‘Rotjeknor’. This table magician opened his box of tricks several times at Koninklijke Roei- en Zeilvereeniging De Maas (KR&ZW de Maas), including during a Friday afternoon drink. Together with fellow magician Janse Heijn, Michel presented a tailor-made programme on the occasion of a LyondellBasell safety day. The event took place in Rotterdam-Botlek and Rotterdam-Maasvlakte. On the Spido, a Rotterdam ship, this magician provided magic entertainment during a members’ meeting, a relation event of Rabobank. For the same bank, magician Rotterdam performed ‘hocus pocus’ as part of a Christmas event in the Hulstkamp building on Noordereiland. This national monument, located on the Maaskade, is familiar territory for nearby resident female magician Sylvia Schuyer. This illusionist, daughter of magician Eddy Schuyer (1913-1999), is known from the television programme of the Flemish girl group K3 and performed annually in the spotlight as ringmaster of the Christmas circus in Ahoy. Commissioned by ING, Van Zeist conjured numerous times in football stadiums, including the Kuip, Feyenoord’s stadium. Michel worked with Rotterdam footballer Soufiane Touzani and his team, including at theatre Zuidplein. Just before the outbreak of the corona pandemic in the Netherlands, in March 2020, this professional magician performed a magic dinner show in a café-restaurant in the Delfshaven district, on the south side of the Coolhaven. Michel was booked several times through MEB Rotterdam, a South Holland events and artist agency that operates nationally. Magician Rotterdam sought the higher ground when he got to perform his table magic on the roof terrace of a huge building on the Schiekade to a group of exuberant spectators. With similar enthusiasm, this mind reader was welcomed by the employees of an ICT company from ‘Roffa’, which held its corporate weekend in the middle of the country. For BP, he enchanted an international company in a modern hotel on the Kop van Zuid. At Lake House Rotterdam, Michel passed the tables with his tricks, only to repeat it a few weeks later for the same client, a shipping company from Maassluis, at the RDM Kantine.

Magician Rotterdam
Rotterdam Centre from the air, with views including the Park, Nieuwe Maas, Erasmus Bridge and Hotel New York on Wilhelminapier.
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Born in Rotterdam: three-time world champion magician Fred Kaps

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The Euromast in Rotterdam.
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The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam in brief

City quarters

  • Rotterdam Centre: Cool, Dijkzigt, Oude Westen, Scheepvaartkwartier, Stadsdriehoek and CS-kwartier;
  • Charlois: Carnisse, Heijplaat, Oud-Charlois, Pendrecht, Tarwewijk, Wielewaal, Zuidwijk and Zuidplein;
  • Delfshaven: Bospolder/Tussendijken, Delfshaven/Schiemond, Middelland, Nieuwe Westen, Spangen, Het Witte Dorp and Oud-Mathenesse;
  • Feijenoord: Afrikaanderwijk, Bloemhof, Feijenoord, Hillesluis, Katendrecht, Noordereiland, Vreewijk and Kop van Zuid;
  • Hillegersberg-Schiebroek: 110-Morgen, Hillegersberg, Kleiwegkwartier, Molenlaankwartier, Nieuw Terbregge, Schiebroek and Terbregge;
  • Hoek van Holland: Hoek van Holland and Oude Hoek;
  • Hoogvliet: Boomgaardshoek, Meeuwenplaat, Middengebied, Nieuw Engeland, Oudeland, Tussenwater, Westpunt and Zalmplaat;
  • IJsselmonde: Beverwaard, De Veranda, Groenenhagen-Tuinenhoven, Hordijkerveld, Kreekhuizen, Lombardijen, Oud-IJsselmonde, Reyeroord, Sportdorp and Zomerland;
  • Kralingen-Crooswijk: Crooswijk, De Esch, Kralingen, Rubroek and Struisenburg;
  • Noord: Agniesebuurt, Bergpolder, Blijdorp, Blijdorpse Polder, Liskwartier, Oude Noorden and Provenierswijk;
  • Overschie: Kandelaar, Kleinpolder, Landzicht, Overschie and Zestienhoven;
  • Pernis: Pernis;
  • Prins Alexander: Het Lage Land, Kralingseveer, Nesselande, Ommoord, Oosterflank, Prinsenland, ’s-Gravenland and Zevenkamp;
  • Rozenburg: Rozenburg.

Municipalities bordering Rotterdam

Municipalities bordering South Holland’s largest city are Westland, Maassluis, Vlaardingen, Schiedam, Midden-Delfland, Delft, Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Lansingerland, Zuidplas, Capelle aan den IJssel, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Ridderkerk, Barendrecht, Albrandswaard, Nissewaard, Brielle and Westvoorne.