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Activities in Rotterdam

 

What's up in Rotterdam?

Besides the well known major festivals and sports events there are lots of other fun activities organized in Rotterdam. Most of these activities such as the Winter Square, the Christmas Circus, the Night of Orange, the arrival of Sinterklaas and the National Tattoo return year after year. Some of these activities are hosted in Rotterdam for decades and are very popular. You can find an overview of the most popular activities below, but you will have to look at our other pages for the major festivals and fairs. Check our Rotterdam calendar of events to see what's going on in Rotterdam during your visit!

 

Things to do in Rotterdam!

Do you want to find out what other things you can do during your visit to Rotterdam? Check out our page about things to do in Rotterdam! Here you will find information about attractionssightsmuseumsshopsand other fun things in Rotterdam. Thrillseekers can check our page with thrills in Rotterdam!

Cruise Ship Schedule

Visit the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam when one of the impressive cruise ships arrive!

Fun Fair

Families have a good time riding bumper cars and eating cotton candy in Rotterdam.

Pentecost

Stay the long Pentecost weekend in Rotterdam and visit some attractions and museums.

Father's Day

Surprise your dad (in law) with a special gift or a nice day out in Rotterdam!

Kids Paradise

A huge playground in Rotterdam during the summer vacation. Over 100 kids activities!

Military Tattoo

A versatile and impressive show of various Dutch and international military orchestras.

Night of the Proms

Series of concerts with big stars in Rotterdam. Pop accompanied by classical music!

Sinterklaas

This Dutch national festival is celebrated with presents for all children in Rotterdam!

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Christmas Market Rotterdam

Get into the Christmas mood at several cosy markets in the city centre.

Disney on Ice

An enchanting ice skating show in Rotterdam that will bring all Disney characters alive!

Christmas market Dordrecht

Visit the biggest and best Christmas market of the Netherlands!

Christmas Circus

Spectacular acrobats and hilarious clowns will make your family's day in Rotterdam!

Christmas

Holiday season: don't miss the giant Christmas trees at the City Hall and Rotterdam CS!

Fireworks Show

The national fireworks show broadcasted live on tv as we count down to the new year!

New Years Eve

Party and clubbing all night long on New Year's Eve in Rotterdam. Free hugs!

Sixdays Rotterdam

The fastest cyclists of the world show their skills to win this indoor bicycle race!

Vrienden van Amstel LIVE!

Spectacular music festival with Dutch top artists in the Ahoy venue Rotterdam.