Multi-cultural festivities

Celebrate with local people in Rotterdam

The number 1 festival city

Versatile programming throughout the seasons

Festivals in Rotterdam

 

Rotterdam festival capital of the Netherlands!

Rotterdam has been repeatedly voted the best festival city of the Netherlands and especially during the summer the city offers many great festivals. From Formula 1 demonstrations to music and dance festivals: experience it in Rotterdam! Most festivals return each year: check the Rotterdam calendar for a festival overview.

 

Festivals in Rotterdam with international status

Most people visit the tropical Rotterdam Unlimited and City Racing Rotterdam. These festivals are among the best festivals of the Netherlands and attract lots of visitors. At the World Port Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, it's always crowded as well. Last but not least Rotterdam is very busy during the Kings´Day Festival and Liberation Festival.

Local festivals in Rotterdam with an intimate atmosphere

Besides the big festivals there are plenty of smaller festivals that are also worth a visit. Music festivals such as the Metropolis festival (pop), the Shanty Festival (sea shanties) and the Gergiev Festival (classical) are always fun to visit. For film lovers there is the Open Air Cinema and for poetry fans the Poetry International Festival is one of a kind. A great festival for families and kids is the traveling theatre festival De Parade. What festival will you visit?
 

 

 

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!

Shanty Festival

Music event with historic ships and shanty choirs in the maritime setting of Rotterdam.

World Port Festival

A weekend with spectacular maritime demonstrations in the world's biggest harbour.

Gergiev Festival

Classical music by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra lead by Valery Gergiev.

Price
Facility

Activities in Rotterdam

There's always something going on in Rotterdam! Check which festivals, sports events and other activities are taking place right now!

Read more

 

Public transport in and around in Rotterdam made easy with the travel chip card.

 

hotel in rotterdam

Book a hotel in Rotterdam and stay overnight with lowest price guarantee!

 

Adverteren City Guide Rotterdam

Advertise on City Guide Rotterdam and reach everyone with an interest in Rotterdam!

 

Follow City Guide Rotterdam and stay informed about all events and activities in Rotterdam!

Upcoming Events Rotterdam

Find out what's going on in Rotterdam now and in the future!

Sinterklaas

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

Winterfair

Get into the mood for Christmas with fashion shows and home decoration trends.

Christmas Market

Get into the Christmas mood at the Netherlands biggest market in the city of Dordrecht.

Ice Rink

Enjoy the winter at the indoor fun skate rink and the sporty speed skate track.

Bridge Run

Unique running event in December which crosses five different bridges in Rotterdam.

Christmas market Dordrecht

Visit the biggest and best Christmas market of the Netherlands!