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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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Upcoming Events Rotterdam

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CHIO Rotterdam

Rotterdam hosts the biggest international outdoor horse riding event in The Netherlands.

Parade Rotterdam

Enjoy this travelling theatre festival with attractions, visual shows, music and great food.

Metropolis

Free open air music festival at South Park in Rotterdam with some funky bands.

North Sea Jazz

The worlds biggest indoor jazz festival with great international stars in Rotterdam!

Rotterdam Unlimited

Big event with urban arts, colourful music, Caribbean dancers and international shows.

Summer carnival

Caribbean sights and sounds in Rotterdam with colourful dancers, drums and exotic food