All about wine

RYPP Wine Festival With so many wine lovers, Rotterdam surely deserves its own wine festival. During Rypp Wine Festival, you can indulge in the most beautiful wines, special wine and food pairings, tastings, workshops and masterclasses. Besides wine there is also a festive musical programming with surprising live acts. Those who don’t like wine (or […]

Equestrian highlight of the year

CHIO Rotterdam The CHIO Rotterdam is the oldest international top sporting event in the city and the oldest international equestrian top sporting event in the Netherlands. This year will mark the much-anticipated 72nd edition! At CHIO, guests can admire the world’s finest jumping and dressage riders, national and regional equestrian greats and much more. The […]

Discovering bands of the future

Metropolis Festival Since 1988, Metropolis has introduced a large audience to unknown, but always promising talent. The one-day festival offers a stage to talented bands and acts that are about to break through, which results in high-quality, striking, innovative and surprising music. The line-up is always exciting and consists of bands and artists with a […]

Urban & hip-hop festival

Triangle Festival Roel Langerakpark is the place to be on 4 July for a fantastic urban and hip-hop festival. Expect big names from the Dutch hip-hop and urban scene. The festival promises six stages with acts, DJs, performers, a silent disco, karaoke and much more. The closing act this year is superstar and hip-hop performer […]

International summer party

Confetti Fest On 4 July, Confetti Fest returns to the Keile District in Rotterdam West for the second edition of their summer festival. With five stages and more than 40 artists performing, the festival will be even greater than last year. Join the party for a musical journey full of quality house music, disco, soulful […]

Celebrating freedom

Keti Koti On 1 July, the abolition of slavery is celebrated in the Netherlands and other countries. There are lots of activities linked to the Keti Koti month. In addition to an official commemoration at the slavery monument and festive celebrations in Wijkpark Het Oude Westen, there are also many educational activities being organised. Everything […]

Dutch Woodstock revives!

Theatre concert “Holland Pop Festival” Fifty years ago, at Kralingse Plas. Nearly 100,000 young people gathered at the mills to celebrate love and freedom together. For three days, they enjoyed hashish, each other and music from Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Santana and Pink Floyd during “the Dutch Woodstock”. Strange Brew, Leo Blokhuis and Ricky Koole […]

International neighborhood party

Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival There is a beautiful music dome on Pijnackerplein in the middle of the ‘Oude Noorden’ (Old North) neighbourhood in Rotterdam. Until ten years ago, the dome was never used for music. That changed when Guido de Groot, cartoonist, bluegrass enthusiast and local resident, came up with the plan to hold a festival […]

Biggest pre-party of the year

North Sea Round Town Jazz is everywhere in the city! North Sea Round Town brings the best jazz the city has to offer (mostly free of charge). You can count on a varied jazz program with blues, soul, funk, hip-hop, pop, improvisation and crossover. The performances are held at the most diverse indoor and outdoor […]

When hip-hop is life!

GET LOOSE Festival The GET LOOSE Festival returns on 21 June to Afrikaanderplein for its third edition. For one day, Afrikaanderplein changes into a hip-hop village featuring hip-hop music, art, comedy and spoken word. With GOOD food and GOOD vibes, the organisation aims for the best edition yet. If you eat, live and breathe hip-hop, […]