Liberation Day Rotterdam

05 May


Celebrate Liberation Day Rotterdam!

At Liberation Day on 5 May the Dutch celebrate the end of the Second World War. This is a special day for Rotterdam, because the city had been nearly completely destructed. Nowadays, the Dutch Liberation Day is more about freedom in general instead of just focusing on WWII. One of the main events in Rotterdam on Liberation Day is the Liberation Festival where famous artists perform, but you can also visit  attractions, museums and shops in Rotterdam as they all welcome you on Liberation Day! The Rotterdam Fun Fair is open on Liberation Day too.

Shopping in Rotterdam at Liberation Day

Most  shops in Rotterdam downtown, the Zuiplein Mall and the Alexandrium Mall are open on 5 May. The Rotterdam store hours on Liberation Day are equivalent to a Sunday opening, ie the shops are open from noon till 5 pm.

Liberation Festival Rotterdam 2018

The Liberation Festival in Rotterdam (Liberation Festival Zuid Holland) is held at the Park facing the Euromast and the admission is free! The Liberation Festival in Rotterdam is from 1 pm till 11 pm.

Liberation Day activities for kids

The smaller stage offers a special kids program in the afternoon with lots of music, dancers, comedians. At Vrijheidsplein (Liberty Square) kids can join a tinker workshop with 'scrap' and get to know real war veterans. Furthermore, a small pop-up creative lifestyle market takes place from 1pm till 7pm.

Activities in Rotterdam

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