Top sports city

Rotterdam is host to international tournaments

Sports Events in Rotterdam

Rotterdam: City of Sports!

Rotterdam is also called the City of Sports, because there are many big sports events organized. For example there are major sporting events such as the Rotterdam Marathon, the World Tennis TournamentSix-Days Cycling, the World Port Tournament Baseball and the CHIOhorse riding event. Recently a new sports events was added to the event calendar: the Rotterdam Open Tennis Tournament likely to grow into a major sport event as well.

Join the sports events yourself

There are also a number of smaller sports events which you can join yourself. Besides the marathon you can also participate in the Bruggenloop (running event over 5 bridges in Rotterdam), the Pink Running Day (running event for women) and the Wednesday Night Skate.

Every weekend sport in Rotterdam

Besides the annual major sports events there are big sports events organized in Rotterdam almost every week. Rotterdam is the only city in the Netherlands with three professional football teams: Sparta, Excelsior and Feyenoord. You can visit the Feyenoord Stadium to see a game but it´s open for stadium tours as well. Furthermore, Rotterdam has got teams playing in the premier leagues of baseball, hockey, basketball, tennis and volleyball. The baseball team of Neptunes are one of the best teams in Europe and have been Dutch champions many times.

Bridge Run

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

Sixdays Rotterdam

The fastest cyclists of the world show their skills to win this indoor bicycle race!

ATP World Tour

International top tennis players at the indoor World Tennis Ttournament in Ahoy Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Marathon

Break your personal record at one of the fastest and flattest tracks in the world!

Roparun finish

Enjoy the world's longest relay race for charity from Hamburg and Paris to Rotterdam.

Pink Running Day

Lifestyle event for women on Ladiesday Rotterdam: shopping and running for charity!

CHIO Rotterdam

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

Rotterdam Open

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


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Upcoming Events Rotterdam

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Night of the Proms

Series of concerts with big stars in Rotterdam. Pop accompanied by classical music!


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


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

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.

Disney on Ice

An enchanting ice skating show in Rotterdam that will bring all Disney characters alive!