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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!

Black Friday

The biggest shopping day of the year with lots of discounts and late night shopping!

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!

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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

Open Air Cinema

Chill out and watch the movies under the stars. Let's hope for good weather in Rotterdam!

Kids Paradise

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

Rotterdam Open

Watch tennis matches of future champions at Rotterdam's ITF Future tournament.

Paraview

Paranormal fair in Rotterdam with many activities and lectures at the spiritual level.