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  • VKV City Racing Rotterdam

    Bavaria City Racing Formula 1 Demo Rotterdam

    City Racing Rotterdam: Formula 1 demos
    VKV City Racing Rotterdam (the former Bavaria City Racing) is the biggest Formula 1 event in the Netherlands (600.000 visitors!) with different Formula One teams performing amazing demonstrations in the streets of Rotterdam. It’s not the real deal Grand Prix, but it’s still spectacular to experience the speed and sound of those racing machines! City Racing Rotterdam is such an interesting concept that in this event is also be organised in other big cities like Moscow and Dublin.

    Famous names in Formula One
    World famous Formula One drivers like Jarno Trulli, Giancarlo Fisichella, David Coulthard, Fernando Alonso and local Dutch heroes Robert Doornbos, Tim Coronel, Jos Verstappen and Jan Lammers have shown their driving skills at City Racing Rotterdam to the public in the past.

    More than only Formula One in Rotterdam
    City Racing Rotterdam has more in store than only Formula One. Other world class racing competitions like Legend Cars Cup, Superleague Formula and Formula Two demonstrate their skills here as well. You will feel the speed and will be thrilled by the roaring engines on the street circuit of Rotterdam. The smell of burning rubber of all of these racing cars is overwhelming. The day after, big black tire marks on the streets is all there will be left, so don’t miss it!

    Formula One Simulator at the Family Square
    Don't forget to visit the Family Square at Binnenrotte (opposite to Blaak metro and train station). All kinds of racing cars are displayed here. Experience what it's like to be Formula One driver in the simulator! If you’re lucky you’ll get an autograph from one of the famous drivers and have your picture taken with them. The Family Square offers entertainment for both children and adults.

    Do you feel the need for speed?
    If you are a petrol head, you can't miss this Rotterdam racing festival! Admission to the City Racing Rotterdam event is free, but if you like to have a really close look at the drivers and their cars, you need to buy a quite expensive ticket for one of the grand stands. Tickets can be purchased on the City Racing Rotterdam website. If you’re relatively early, the best spots along Coolsingel or Hofplein are still available for free. (Not in 2013!) To stay in the Formula 1 mood, the Harbour Club Rotterdam hosts the official After Race Party on Sunday evening. The Dutch television station RTL5 also dedicates a show to the City Racing Rotterdam event on Sunday evening.

    What's new at VKV City Racing Rotterdam 2014?
    Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen with Scuderia Ferrari and Max Verstappen with his Toro Rosso F1 car.

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  • ROUTE City Racing Rotterdam

    City Racing Rotterdam Route
    The Formula One cars will race through the main streets of Rotterdam. The race track starts at the Willemsbrug Bridge, turn to Blaak and pass underneath the Cube Houses to Rotterdam’s main street Coolsingel. From Coolsingel the Formula One Cars make a U-turn at the Hofplein roundabout and return full throttle back to the Willemsbrug.

    Traffic nuisance during City Racing Rotterdam
    As this event takes place in the main streets, a lot of traffic nuisance must be expected. Be smart and visit City Racing Rotterdam by means of public transportation. The Street Circuit is within 10 minutes walking distance from Rotterdam Central Station.

    Public transport to City Racing Rotterdam
    You can easily get to City Racing Rotterdam by metro and stop at Beurs, Blaak or Stadhuis. Plan your trip at It's free of charge. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you must purchase a travel chip card first.

    Parking at City Racing Rotterdam
    If you come by car you can park in the Kruiskade, Bijenkorf or Beursplein Public Parking  or in the surrounding streets, but you'll have to pay to park by EC card or creditcard.

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  • ADMISSION City Racing Rotterdam 2014

    Routing VKV City Racing Rotterdam Coolsingel

    Online ticket sales
    City Racing tickets can be purchased online via and enable you to watch the show from the Silver A or Silver B grand stand. Tickets include admission to the race paddock after the show. Tickets will be sent to you home address.

    Last minute tickets
    Last minute city racing tickets can be bought at the ticket offices at either the Silver A grand stand or Silver B grand stand. All other galleries are for sponsors and VIP's only.

    Free admission to
    City Racing Rotterdam

    The race show can be viewed for free from Blaak and Coolsingel for fee. Be there early to avoid the crowd.

    Childeren under 13


    Adults from age 13


  • DATES City Racing Rotterdam 2015

    City Racing Rotterdam is an annual event in Rotterdam. The 11th edition takes place on Sunday 30 August 2015. The main event starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:30 pm

  • CONTACT City Racing Rotterdam

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    City Racing Rotterdam
    Tel: +31 (0)10 - 212 0882
    Fax: +31 (0)10 - 212 0268

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  • REVIEWS City Racing Rotterdam

    There are 45 vistors who provided a review. They have provided the following average rating:


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    31 Aug 2014, Erik, Rotterdam 

    1 groot vkv reclame blok


    31 Aug 2014, J.J. Brakkee, Hoogvliet 

    Een heerlijke middag, genoten. Jammer dat er tussen de races, donuts e.d. wat veel wachttijd tussen zat. Je hoort mij niet klagen. Allen bedankt voor de super middag.


    30 Aug 2014, Arie R, Rotterdam 

    Als je je gaat vervelen,
    ga lekker "buiten" spelen.
    Met dat racen , moet je op de Maasvlakte wezen.


    17 Aug 2013, john, rotterdam 

    heel leuk gratis dus snel komen voordat ze er geld om gaan vragen


    14 Jun 2013, corina, Rotterdam 

    altijd leuk !!!!!!!! hey mensen die het slecht vonden ze deden hun best om een leuk evenement leuk te creeren, ik geniet elk jaar ervan op hofplein (hotplein :P)

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