VKV City Racing 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 and Max 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. 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.
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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 transport. 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 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 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.
TICKETS City Racing Rotterdam 2016
Online ticket sales
City Racing tickets can be purchased online via www.cityracing.nl 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 2016
City Racing Rotterdam is an annual event in Rotterdam. The 11th edition takes place on Sunday 21 ugust 2016. The main event starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 4:30 pm.
CONTACT City Racing Rotterdam
City Racing Rotterdam
Tel: +31 (0)10 - 212 0882
Fax: +31 (0)10 - 212 0268
BOOKING A HOTEL IN ROTTERDAM AT CITY RACING?
Rotterdam is as crowded as it can get during the City Racing 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.
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