Fireworks Show Rotterdam

Erasmus bridge, Rotterdam
31 Dec


The biggest fireworks show of the Netherlands

If you are looking for a spectacular begininng of the new year you have to visit the National Fireworks in Rotterdam, the biggest fireworks show of the Netherlands! Each year you can watch this spectacular fireworks show above the Meuse river which is also broadcasted live on national television. And the great thing is that you can visit this fireworks show for absolutely free!

Count down till the new year with the National Fireworks

The festival ground at the Boompjes opens at 22:30 hours and uur and offers space for ten thousands of people to celebrate the new year. The DJ's make sure everyone gets into the right mood by playing the best hits of the previous year. At the Meuse river you can see a lighted boat parade while dancing and eating an 'Oliebol'. Just before twelve the countdown till the new year starts and at exactly twelve o'clock the National Fireworks starts above the Erasmus bridge. You will get a magical feeling and see beautiful images. Bring your camera or mobile, because you want to take pictures and share! You can watch the National Fireworks also from other places in Rotterdam, but for the best view you need to visit the Boompjes.

Fireworks Show Rotterdam for kids

Maybe midnight is a bit late to visit the National Fireworks show with your kids, but you still want them to experience a great fireworks show. In that case you should visit the early evening edition of the National Fireworks which already starts at 7:10 pm. The festival ground at Wilhelminapier already opens at 6 pm with all sorts of games and activities for kids. At 7 pm, the countdown the 'mini new year' for kids and families gets started. Please note that you have to book a free online ticket, these tickets are usually sold out in an early stage, but you an also view the kids fireworks show Rotterdam from Willemskade.

More New Years parties in Rotterdam

In addition to the National Fireworks there are many other New Years parties in Rotterdam to celebrate the new year. Most of these parties continue till the early morning of the new year. It's recommended to buy your tickets in the pre-sales because most of them sell out. For a complete overview of New Years parties you can visit our page about New Year in Rotterdam

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