Liberation Day Rotterdam
Celebrate Liberation Day Rotterdam!
At Liberation Day on 5 May the Dutch celebrate the end of the Second World War. This is a special day for Rotterdam, because the city had been nearly completely destructed. Nowadays, the Dutch Liberation Day is more about freedom in general instead of just focusing on WWII. One of the main events in Rotterdam on Liberation Day is the Liberation Festival where famous artists perform, but you can also visit attractions, museums and shops in Rotterdam as they all welcome you on Liberation Day! The Rotterdam Fun Fair is open on Liberation Day too.
Shopping in Rotterdam at Liberation Day
Most shops in Rotterdam downtown, the Zuiplein Mall and the Alexandrium Mall are open on 5 May. The Rotterdam store hours on Liberation Day are equivalent to a Sunday opening, ie the shops are open from noon till 5 pm.
Liberation Festival Rotterdam
The Liberation Festival in Rotterdam (Liberation Festival Zuid Holland) is held at the Park facing the Euromast and the admission is free! The Liberation Festival in Rotterdam is from 1 pm till 11 pm.
Liberation Day activities for kids
The smaller stage offers a special kids program in the afternoon with lots of music, dancers, comedians. At Vrijheidsplein (Liberty Square) kids can join a tinker workshop with 'scrap' and get to know real war veterans. Furthermore, a small pop-up creative lifestyle market takes place from 1pm till 7pm.
PARKING Liberation Festival Rotterdam
Liberation Festival Rotterdam by public transport
The Festival is held within the Scheepvaartkwartier (Martime Quarter) in the large park near the Euromast. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro and stop at Dijkzigt or Leuvehaven. As an alternative, get there by tram line 7, stop Willemsplein. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you must purchase a travel chip card first.
Parking at the Liberation Festival Rotterdam
You can park in the Erasmus Public Parking or in the surrounding streets, but you'll have to pay to park in Rotterdam city centre until 11 pm by EC card or creditcard. It's better to use one of the park and ride locations just outside city center and use the public transport.
DATES Liberation Day Rotterdam 2017
Liberation Day is a public holiday in the Netherlands and is celebrated on 5 May. The Liberation Festival takes place in the Park in Rotterdam on Friday 5 May 2017 from 1 pm till 11 pm.
CONTACT Liberation Day Rotterdam
BOOKING A HOTEL IN ROTTERDAM AT LIBERATION DAY?
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