Rotterdam has a lot of festivals, most of them are helt in the summer.
One of the most beautiful ones is the Caribean Carnaval, the biggest Caribean Carnaval in on the European continent. About 600,000 people will visit this festival this year, which will take place in August.
The biggest Caribean Carnaval on the European continent, with a lot of exotic food, drinks, music and parties (indoor and outdoor).
The largest skate-ramps of Europe can be found in Rotterdam !!! In the city-centre at 'Blaak', you will find a lot of local youth skating between the busy traffic, while cars and citycrowds are passing you !
One of the biggest techno and house-parades in Europe ! It is like the same as The Love Parade in Berlin, but a bit smaller. Every year 500.000 people will visit this event (this year on August 11th, 11.00 hrs) in the centre, to party on techno, big beat, progressive and club. This is definitely a must-see !!!
Skate-events at Wednesdaynight.
The famous inline-skate-events are held every Wednesday this summer. Thousands of people from all over the area will take part in this event, and skate through the city, into tunnels, across bridges and over the boulevards....
Wereldhavendagen (World Port Festival)
This year the festival took place from 7 til 9 September. It's entirely dedicated to Rotterdam as one of the largest harbor cities in the world. During these days ordinary people get the chance to take a peek in this fascinating aspect of Rotterdam. Huge ships, historic boats, freight containers, museums and lots more are all open to the publice. The navy, the fire brigade, harbor police, etc are out to give demonstrations. There are fireworks at night and on the docks you can find plenty opportunities to just stroll around, have a bite to eat or even shop at one of the many market stalls. In any way: you won't be bored!
If you are on the lookout for gala evenings or inspiring ideas for a night out, Rotterdam is definitely ‘the place to be’. For instance, why not visit one of the many theatres or concert halls?
Concert and Congress Centre ‘De Doelen’
As a Concert and Congress Centre, the Doelen plays a important role in Rotterdam as it is situated in the very centre of the cultural and business heart of Rotterdam Opposite to the Central Station and surrounded by shopping centres and dining facilities. The combination of concert hall and congress centre gives De Doelen a special appeal. The building exudes an ambience of tasteful luxury and grandeur. Famous orchestras, conductors and soloists perform in some 500 concerts hold annually in De Doelen.
3000 AZ Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 - 217 1740
Fax: +31 (0)10 - 213 0913
The Rotterdamse Schouwburg has managed to be one of the most leading theatres of the country, where you can see the latest developments of theatre, dance and opera. You can find the Rotterdamse Schouwburg at a few minutes walk from Rotterdam Central station.
3012 CL Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 - 411 81 10
Fax: +31 (0)10 - 413 24 04
The complete programme is posted on:
+31 (0)10-281 6262
Hal 4 , studio for film, video en theatre
+31 (0)10-243 5055/ 244 5020
William Boothlaan 8
+31 (0)10-481 6500
One of the fastest circuits in the world. Wellknown in the whole world. This is one of the funniest sportevents of Rotterdam, and will take place in April.
Ethnic, poetry, spoken word, music, exotic food, dance and a lot of different cultures ! Dunya is the famous inter-cultural festival, which is held in Rotterdam every year.
This year, Rotterdam is Cultural Capital of Europe, together with Porto. There will be held a lot of activities, so please have a look at the official website.