Rotterdam Nightlife

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    Cafe Plein: Useful Until The Station Gets Its Own Bars

    by johngayton Written Mar 16, 2013

    Between trains on a freezing March evening I didn't fancy wandering too far from the station in search of a beer. I remembered from mhy previous visit that there were a bunch of terraced bars here on the Stadhuisplein, a couple of minutes walk from the station and so this is where I headed.

    The bars are pretty much of a one-ness, competing for the same customers, just with slightly different theming. Cafe Plein's inner terrace was welcomingly lit with a (fake) log burning stove in its centre and plenty of proper heaters in the corners.

    With the bars competing against each other beer prices are kept down and service is swift, cheery and professional and so one beer turned into four which perfectly fitted my timescale this time round - caught my ferry, no-problems - despite the pretty girls ;-)

    BTW Food menu looks good for snacky stuff at reasonable prices.

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    concert hall: Ahoy Rotterdam

    by JuliaMac Written May 30, 2012

    Here you can see famous in world music groups and singers.
    Ahoy Rotterdam, in its current form, was built in 1970. The complex’s striking design won various national and international awards for its special steel structures. The first event to be held there was the Femina family exhibition. Since then, Ahoy has been expanded on a number of occasions, and was renovated and refurbished in 1998 to create today’s multifunctional venue.

    www.ahoy.nl

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    North Sea Jazz Festival: International Jazz July 2011

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The North Sea Jazz Festival is the world's largest indoor jazz festival. All great world artists perform here. You need tickets, so go to the website, including programme, etc.
    More info about the location at www.ahoy.nl

    Dates and programme to be confirmed in May 2011.

    Dress Code: Informal

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    Schouwburg Rotterdam: International theatre 2010

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    From the website:
    The De (Internationale) Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg – our festival opening to the season – takes the spectator beyond the horizons of space, time and spirit on a journey with theatre makers from all over the world. Their performances feed your need for an explanation of the global village and quench your thirst for spiritual pleasure.

    Find the programme here

    Dress Code: Informal to smart.

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  • Doelen cafe: Nice place for a pre-gig drink

    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This lovely cafe/restaurant/bar is a great place to meet friends for tapas and a pre-gig drink or two! It's a very popular meeting place for locals and the staff are friendly and helpful and the food is really good. On Sundays between 2.30pm and 5pm there is live jazz too.
    We paid 22E for drinks and tapas for three people.

    Dress Code: Not scruffy.

    Doelen Cafe Me and PetraE
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    The Old Luxor Theater: Downtown Theater

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 8, 2011

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    The LUXOR theater opened in 1907 at the Kruiskade. The building, now called Old Luxor, has 1000 seats and is still in full use for performances, like plays, cabaret, comedy and shows.

    A new Luxor Theater was built close to the Wilhelmina pier at "de Kop van Zuid"and has 1500 seats.

    Luxor announcments
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    Stadhuisplein Bars: Party Time After The Football

    by johngayton Written Nov 14, 2010

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    The square in front of the Rotterdam Town Hall certainly was the place to be to enjoy the post-match football frenzy on the evening of the Netherlands v Slovakia World Cup match. The bars were suitably bedecked in the National colours - Orange, orange, orange (and a bit of green) - as were the locals. The beers were flowing, spontaneous singalongs erupted (not the moronic football chants so enjoyed by the English) and despite the bar's terraces overflowing onto the street service was still swift and friendly.

    Not only was the buzz great but the girls were pretty - and that's how I missed my train to connect to my ferry home!!

    Dress Code: Anything goes, especially if it's orange!

    Pretty Girls ;-X Stadhuis and the Monument voor de geval Typical bar And Another And Another
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    Summer Sundays 2007: Sundays in the park 2011

    by ATLC Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    Under the Euromast, in the park, is a lively festival every Sunday in July and on 5 August.
    Music, theatre and a children's programme makes this a great outing for the whole family. It's free, take a picnic and go enjoy!

    Check the website for the dates in 2011!

    Dress Code: Informal

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    Camping Rotterdam: Camping Rotterdam 2011

    by ATLC Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    An atypical campingsite experience on the island in the river Maas, center of town. If you're not camping, you can come anyway and experience entertainment and theatre and enjoy the magnificent view over the skyline of Rotterdam.

    Check the website for the dates in 2011!

    Dress Code: Informal

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    Streetmasters event: Skate, BMX and streetdance, July/Aug 2010

    by ATLC Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    If you're a skater, BMX rider or street dancer, then you'll enjoy this competition. There will be live music from new and upcoming bands.
    I'll post more info when it becomes available but you can already register by clicking here

    Dress Code: Skate

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    Zomercarnaval: Summer carnaval 31 July 2010

    by ATLC Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    A 3 day Carnaval that will overwhelm you with exotic music and dancing. It is the largest free festival in The Netherlands.
    On Saturday Battle of the Drums, on Sunday the street parade.
    Leave your car at home, it will be very busy.

    For public transportation, see my Rotterdam transportation tips.

    Dress Code: Carnaval !!!

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    Wednesday Night Skate: Wednesday night skate 2010

    by ATLC Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    Wednesday nights, in summer, thousands of skaters do a 16.5 km tour through Rotterdam. It's meant for everyone: young and old, quads and inliners.
    There's an afterparty after every tour which is free.

    For 2010, the remaining dates are:

    Wednesday 11 August
    Wednesday 18 August

    Dress Code: Skate!
    Nah... just informal.

    More info at www.wednesdaynightskate.nl

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    De Stal: A real Dutch bar

    by didgeridorien Updated Dec 7, 2008

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    This is a bar filled with old Dutch cranky old men. You can play darts or biljart (pool table with 3 balls and no holes), or you can ask for a chess board at the bar. The alcohol is really cheap here and you'll get the true Dutch feeling. And hey, you might meet me here!

    Dress Code: Just be nice to the cranky old men

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    Breakaway: Good bar near on Weena

    by SueWarwick Written Aug 3, 2008

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    Breakaway is a bar just close to the Westin hotel and Casino on Weena. A fantastic place with good service! (this seems to be rather unusual in Rotterdam)
    Served by the cheerful, friendly Steve who can mix a great cocktail!
    An old Harley motorbike has pride of place in this American themed bar decorated with old tour posters, American style buses and lots of television sets.
    Pool tables are available upstairs. I started with ‘Sex on the Beach’…well you have to really! Steve then provided a taster of ‘June Bug’ so had to have a glass of that. Very nice. Great place and good way to round off a stay in Rotterdam.

    They also do food ranging from snacks to larger meals. Didn't try any myself but it looked good and are well priced

    Dress Code: Seemed fairly relaxed. There are bouncers on the door but no trouble getting in.

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    De Parade: Theatre festival 12-22 June 2008

    by ATLC Updated Mar 10, 2008

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    Around the Netherlands Architectural Institute, the yearly theatre festival that travels around the country. Theatre, music, dance and lots of nice food and drinking. Also for young children.
    It's great fun. I went in 2007 and saw some really attractive theatre. Do bring a pile of money, it's not cheap. Entrance was about 6,50 euro, but you pay up to about 8 euro per individual show.

    Rotterdam: 12 - 22 June, Museumpark and around NAI
    The Hague: 27 June - 6 July, Westbroekpark
    Utrecht: 11 - 27 juli, Moreelsepark
    Amsterdam: 1 - 17 August, Martin Luther Kingpark

    Dress Code: Informal

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