about Haven BJJ Rotterdam

Our goal at Haven BJJ Rotterdam is to bring the benefits of BJJ and Grappling (confidence, control, community and conditioning) to as many people as possible. From children to adults, from complete beginners to seasoned black belts and from recreational practitioners to professional athletes. Whatever your starting point, we want to help you get the best out of yourself.

We do that by offering the best BJJ and Grappling classes in a safe, friendly and clean environment. We are located in the center of Rotterdam, a 5-minute walk from Rotterdam Central Station.

Why Haven?

Harbor /ˈheɪv(ə)n/

1. A place of safety or refuge.
2. A cove providing shelter for ships or boats; a harbor or small port.

There are two main reasons behind the name.

Firstly, port refers to port. Our team's roots are in Santos, Brazil. Both Santos and Rotterdam are major port cities. Both cities value hard work. With Haven BJJ we want to pay tribute to the roots of the team. We also want to emphasize the importance of hard work.

Second, Haven refers to a safe place. We want to provide a place where everyone can learn jiu jitsu in a safe environment, regardless of your current fitness level or experience.

We believe that training Brazilian jiu jitsu can help solve many big problems: feeling of insecurity, lack of self-confidence, lack of exercise and loneliness. Unfortunately, many gyms don't treat BJJ as seriously as we'd like them to. You are thrown into the deep end, coaches don't prepare their lessons and there is a high risk of injuries. As a result, many people drop out, or worse, they don't even start.

At Haven BJJ we offer the best BJJ lessons in a safe, friendly and clean environment. Training at Haven BJJ makes you more confident, fitter, gives you more control and makes you part of a great community.

house rules

To ensure a safe, friendly and clean environment, we follow ten house rules. If you train at Haven BJJ Rotterdam you are expected to comply with these rules.

1. Respect each other
2. No footwear on the mats, always footwear off the mats
3. No jewelry during training
4. Be on time
5. Get permission from the instructor before leaving the mat
6. Keep your nails clean and short
7. Take care of personal hygiene
8. Wear a clean outfit to every training
9. No coaching from the side
10. Do your best.
This way you and your training partners make the most out of every workout

Contact information


Weena 1099, 3013 AL Rotterdam




+316 816 53564