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Events for kids in Rotterdam

Discover Rotterdam with kids

In addition to museumsday trips and attractions for kids in Rotterdam, which can be visited throughout the whole year, Rotterdam organizes some great (limited period of time) events for kids, especially during school holidays.

Events for kids in summer

Most events for kids are organized in Rotterdam in summer. During the summer holidays, the famous Kids Paradise takes place at the Rotterdam convention centre Ahoy. During this active event your children can play around and do plenty of sports. On King's Day in Rotterdam there is a huge Fun Fair and all kids can buy (or sell!) their old toys at a flea market. If you're sporty, you and your kids can join the Wednesday Night Skate event in Rotterdam. The huge summer festivals in Rotterdam such as the Summer Carnival, the Parade Rotterdam and the World Port Festival are also great fun to visit with the whole family. The Holiday Coupon Booklet entitles kids to great discount on admission of many events in Rotterdam during their summer vacation.

Events for kids in Rotterdam in winter

As a typical Dutch tradition, in November the generous and holy Sinterklaas arrives in Rotterdam by boat and makes a tour through the city with gifts for all children. At the Christmas Circus in Ahoy Rotterdam kids can watch spectacular shows and funny clowns. The ice skating shows of Holiday on Ice and Disney on Ice are great fun for kids as well. If your children are interested in technical experiments and race cars, the Shell Eco-Marathon in Rotterdam is the place to be.

Any events for kids in Rotterdam on a rainy day?

At the New Luxor Theatre and Hofpleintheater many special kids shows take place, for example Kabouter Plop and Mega Mindy. At the Ahoy multifunctional venue there are several kids concerts such as the Studio 100 Zomerfestival and girls band K3.

Fun Fair

Families have a good time riding bumper cars and eating cotton candy in Rotterdam.

Summer carnival

Caribbean sights and sounds in Rotterdam with colourful dancers, drums and exotic food

Kids Paradise

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

World Port Festival

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

King's Day

The celebration of the King's birthday with in Rotterdam with many festivals & markets.

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