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    Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

    A week of poetry in Rotterdam
    Poetry International is one of the biggest and leading poetry stages in the world. The event, which has been held since 1970, is a truly international happening at the Theater Rotterdam Theatre and at the Ro Theatre in Rotterdam. If you are culture lover, this event is the place to be! During the festival which lasts five days there will be 20 international poets on stage and each will deliver a lecture. Furthermore, there are also other activities and other poets will be put into the spotlight.

    Winner of C. Buddingh Poetry award
    Every year on the eve of poetry day, the prizegiving of the prestigious C. Buddingh award takes place. This award is for the most promising rooky poet. The newcomer who wins this award, will get a lot of exposure during the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam.

    Active participation with poetry
    As a visitor of Poetry International you have further options than just listening to poets, such as writing poems yourself or learning how to write them. Literature lovers can participate in translation projects, writing workshops and contests. Also at this edition of Poetry International in Rotterdam, there will be a masterclass poetry. To meet other visitors and discuss poetry with them visit Café Floor at Schouwburgplein before the show (dinner) or after (drink). There are also a lot of after parties going on at Witte de Withstraat Rotterdam during Poetry International.

    Debating with other poetry lovers
    What is poetry without a debate? Compare it to music without instruments, or a car race without a track. Poetry has a function, to stir something inside you, to make you think, or just to have a good time. Just like any other form of art, poetry needs a sounding board, and that is why Poetry International in Rotterdam offers the possibility to get into debate wit and about poets and their works.

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    Welcome Card
    Welcome Card
    This card entitles you to free travelling and a coupon book with plenty of discounts on attractions, museums and restaurants.

    Have a good night out in Rotterdam and enjoy stand up comedians, ballet and other shows.

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  • PARKING Poetry International Rotterdam

    Poetry International Rotterdam by public transport
    The poetry Festival is held at the Theater Rotterdam and Ro Theatre, both located within walking distance from Blaak Railway Station. 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 Poetry International Rotterdam
    You can park in the Westblaak 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.

  • DATES Poetry International Rotterdam 2016

    Poetry International is an annual event in Rotterdam. The 47th edition takes place from Wednesday 8 June till Sunday 12 June 2016, daily from 6 pm.

  • TICKETS Poetry International Rotterdam 2016

    Rates Poetry International Rotterdam tickets

    Day Ticket€15,00
    Discount Ticket€7,50

    Ticket sale at the theatre box offfices or buy them online.

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