Wednesday Night Skate Rotterdam
Inline skate tour through the streets of Rotterdam
The Wednesday Night Skate in Rotterdam with its 50,000 participants is Benelux biggest inline and roller skate tour with a length of 12.5 km through Rotterdam city. This blade night takes place on five Wednesday evenings in July and August and every skater can join for free! You do not need to be an expert skater to participate, as the pace is moderate. The best way to skate is on smooth tarmac, so the streets in down town Rotterdam are temporarily closed to traffic. During the last ride of the season you can even skate at the river bank called Maasboulevard! The 90 minute Wednesday Night Skate tour begins at 7:30 pm at the town hall square Stadhuisplein Rotterdam. You can also join the tour half way and travel back by public transport, but note that you are not allowed to travel by public transport with your skates on...
Buying skates in Rotterdam
If you come to Rotterdam, be sure to have your skates with you! If you don’t have skates yet, you can buy a pair at Rotterdam’s best inline and roller skating specialty store, namely RSI The Attraction (Witte de Withstraat 57). Also Daka (Coolsingel 48 and in the Alexandrium Mall), Decathlon Rotterdam and Perry Sport (Lijnbaan 98) have a wide range of skates.
After skate party in Rotterdam
While skating, you'll be accompanied by trucks with dance music. Young and old enjoy the casual and relaxed atmosphere; for some reason people get along very well during an evening of skating. Therefore, the tour has a new slogan: We Skate. Megastad FM (93.9 FM) also makes a live radio report of the Wednesday Night Skate in Rotterdam. Around 9 pm the skate tour returns at the town hall square, where the après skate party begins. This is a big dance event with various DJs every week with groovy eighties music. At the finish, all outdoor bars at Stadhuisplein serve a refreshing draft beer.
What about the Wednesday Night Skate when it rains?
An occasional shower is no problem in Rotterdam, but too much rain makes the roads slippery, so when in doubt check the Wednesday Night Skate Rotterdam website for the latest updates. You can also choose to be informed via twitter.
ROUTE Wednesday Night Skate Rotterdam
Routing Wednesday Night Skate Rotterdam
The skate tour leads from Rotterdam city centre around Lake Kralingen and back. On the last wednesday of the season the skaters also ride at Maasboulevard with a pretty river view! The routing takes you through the following streets:
STADHUISPLEIN - Lijnbaan - Aert van Nesstraat - Meent - Admiraal de Ruyterweg - Crooswijkseweg - Rusthoflaan - Nieuwe Boezemstraat - Bosdreef - Boszoom - Kralingseweg - Kortekade - Oudedijk - Willem Ruyslaan - Gerdesiaweg - Warande - Vondelweg - Goudsesingel - Meent - Aert van Nesstraat - Lijnbaan – STADHUISPLEIN.
Accessibility Rotterdam during Wednesday Night Skate
The skaters depart from the Town Hall Square. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro to Stadhuis station or alternatively to metro stop Beurs. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge.
Wednesday Night Skate by car
You can park your car in the surrounding streets, but you 'll have to pay. As an alternative you can park in the public car parking garages Bijenkorf. Please note that Rotterdam city centre has limited accessibility during Wednesday Night Skate, as many streets are temporarily closed for the skate parade.
DATES Wednesday Night Skate Rotterdam 2016
The 17th Wednesday Night Skate takes place at:
Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 July, 3 August 2016
The Wednesday Night Skate event departs at 7:30 pm from Stadhuisplein square in Rotterdam. The big skate parade returns there at 9 pm, just in time for the outdoor après skate party.
CONTACT Wednesday Night Skate Rotterdam
BOOKING A HOTEL IN ROTTERDAM
AT WEDNESDAY NIGHT SKATE?
Rotterdam is as crowded as it can get during the Wednesday Night Skate event. If you need a place to stay, be smart and book early! Have a look at our directory of hotels in Rotterdam with smart prices.
REVIEWS Wednesday Night Skate Rotterdam