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Festival City Rotterdam

Versatile programming throughout the seasons

Leisure activities in Rotterdam

Versatile programming throughout the seasons

Events in Rotterdam


Rotterdam: city of events!

Rotterdam is known for its multitude of festivals and sports events. Take the opportunity and plan your tourist visit during one of these events, besides the usual sights and attractions in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a bustling city throughout the year, but especially in summer the Rotterdam Events Calendar offers plenty of things to do.


Festivals in Rotterdam

Rotterdam was awarded Festival City of the Netherlands several times, mainly due to the variety of festivals in Rotterdam. Some of the festivals in Rotterdam have got an international reputation and attract visitors from all around the globe, such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam UnlimitedCity Racing Rotterdam and the World Port Festival.

Sports events in Rotterdam

Besides international festivals, Rotterdam hosts major sports events as well. The World Tennis Tournament, the Rotterdam Marathon, the CHIO Rotterdam and the World Port Baseball Tournament attract international top athletes, but there are also a number of sports events which you can join yourself!


Trade fairs and Pop concerts in Rotterdam

The Ahoy Rotterdam multi-functional venue hosts big pop concerts and international trade fairs, so check our calendar of events in Rotterdam and stay up to date.


Activities in Rotterdam

Besides festivals, sports and trade fairs, Rotterdam offers various smaller events, especially during public holidays, such as the Christmas Market, the Sinterklaas celebration for kids and The Night of Orange party, just before Kings Day in Rotterdam. Furthermore Rotterdam organizes plenty of activities for children, such as the Kids Paradise during hte summer vacation.


Join one of the many festivals that are organized in Rotterdam!

Sport events

Rotterdam has a good reputation as the city of sports. Visit one of the cities major international sports events!


Rotterdam organizes several short-term leisure activities throughout the year, most of them during public holidays.


There are lots of great and big fairs organized in Rotterdam. Check them out!

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