Festivals in rotterdam
Rotterdammers like to party!
No matter the weather, we always appreciate a good festival
Celebrate Autumn!

A Festival Downtown
6 October 2018

An outdoor festival on- and around de Nieuwe Binnenweg, right in the center. A Festival Downtown is the place to be for fans of electronic music! Stages showcast new talent as well as some familiar names in the genre. Most concerts are free!   >> www.afestivaldowntown.com

REC. Festival
31 October till 3 November 2018

Music, art and culture in all sorts and genres in a urban atmosphere. REC. is a cutting edge festival to chase away your after summer blues. The festival takes place in various locations around Schieblok and lasts for four days.   >> www.rec.nl

Geen daden maar woorden festival
13 October 2018

The name of this festival literally means: “No deeds but words festival” and that is exactly what this small festival in Katendrecht is all about. Words in all forms of art: Music, poetry, writers and spoken word.   >> www.GDMW.nl

Bye Bye winter blues

The National Fireworks
31 December 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We start the countdown at the foot of the Erasmusbridge followed by breathtaking fireworks that’s broadcasted on national television. Get your oliebol and champain and celebrate the new year.  And the party goes on until early in the morning…  >> www.hetnationalevuurwerk.nl

Museumnacht 010
1 March 2019

Museums are boring? No way! Discover all the art and culture that Rotterdam has to offer in 1 night. During Museum night over 40 museums and cultural institutions open their doors from 20:00 til 01:00. Take this unique oportunity to include museums on your night out!  >> www.museumnacht010.nl

International Film Festival Rotterdam
23 January til 3 February 2019

IFFR grew out to be one of the most important events in the world of film and cinema. Filmmakers from all over the world promote their movies in Rotterdam. The festival takes place in several cinema’s all over town. Make sure not to miss the legendary afterparties!   >> www.IFFR.com

Spring is in the air

Coming soon!

Our favorite summer festivals

De Parade
21 till 30 June 2019

A travelling theatre festival makes their temporary home in the heart of Rotterdam. With more than 80 different short theatre shows you will not be bored for a minute. While you’re there, take a ride in the carousel!   >> www.deparade.nl

Duizel in het park
? August 2019

What could be better than a day in the park? This festival! Art, theater, music and literature, this festival shows us what makes life worth living. Escape the city for 3 days and enjoy the magic of music and poetry in het Vroesenpark.    >> www.duizelinhetpark.nl

Pleinbios
August 2019

Don’t be surprised if you see locals with a chair on the back of their biccle rushing through the city at twilight. They are headed for our huge outdoor cinema! Take your own chair or rent one for EUR1,00 and enjoy the movie and your popcorn!    >> www.pleinbioscooprotterdam.nl

North Sea Jazz Festival
12 – 13 – 14 July 2019

The world famous indoor Jazz festival hosting the best jazz, blues and soul artists from all over the world. With 3 days of live music performed on 14 different stages NSJ is the largest indoor music festival in the world.  >> www.northseajazz.com

Summer Carnival Street Parade
28 july 2019

This Street Parade is the largest Caribbean street party in the country! 25 carnival groups have been preparing all year to take over the streets of Rotterdam in an explosion of color, music and dance.   >> www.rotterdamunlimited.com

Rotterdamse Kost
September 2019

An ode to culinary and cultural Rotterdam. This “outdoor pub” pops up at Kralingse Plas for 3 days in september. Rotterdams finest and most typical restaurants have a popup stand on the festival ground. From fine dining to healthy vegan snacks to a greasy “Kapsalon”, the choice is yours.    >> www.rotterdamsekost.nl

Inspired?
why not combine your day out with a walking tour?