Inside Rotterdam - Magic light show

De Grote Schijn

After a successful and sold-out introduction last year in Antwerp with around 35,000 visitors, De Grote Schijn will bring its magic to the Netherlands for the first time this fall. The Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam forms the natural backdrop for a special walking tour through the dark during the autumn holidays from Friday 18 to…

Games Week -Dreamhack

Rotterdam Games Week

Come out and play! The world’s greatest digital entertainment festival is coming to Ahoy Rotterdam from 18 – 20 October. DreamHack Rotterdam is the major event of the brand new Rotterdam Games Week and is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Expect esports tournaments, a gaming expo with plenty of interaction for both PC…

AFFR- Inside Rotterdam

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Film for lovers of Architecture The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) combines film with cities and architecture. Films are shown about cities, infrastructure, architects, buildings and their representation in feature films. This year’s theme, “Lost in Transition”, examines how our way of thinking and living will have to drastically change in order to guarantee a…

Harbour Run Rotterdam

Harbour Run

Running through the Port of Rotterdam Especially for this obstacle run, Rotterdam port companies will be opening their doors to harbour runners. You can run 6 or 10 kilometres across port areas and quays, past ships, cranes, containers and through port sheds. The 10-kilometre trail has 25 obstacles to overcome. During the Harbour Run you…

A festival downtown

A Festival Downtown

A Festival Downtown presents exciting, progressive and mostly electronic music at a unique location right in the centre of Rotterdam. During one day, Nieuwe Binnenweg will be transformed into a festival site with various indoor and outdoor locations. The complete line-up is huge and can be found on the website. Make sure to check out…

Milkshake

Extravagant Colourful Party  The very first indoor edition of the Milkshake Festival is held at Club Now&Wow, located on the 10th floor of the Industrial Maassilo. The dance festival has been created with the notion that ‘nothing should be a must, anything is possible’. The Milkshake Festival shows that entertainment, taste in music, choice of…

National Tattoo

National Tattoo

Military Music Shows The National Tattoo, one of the most prominent military tattoos in the world, will be celebrating 200 years of military music this year. The entire evening will feature diverse music and impressive light shows. The Dutch national military orchestras will work together with military and civilian orchestras, artists and groups from all…

Camera Japan

Camera Japan

Japanese Cultural Festival CAMERA JAPAN is a Japanese cultural festival mainly focussing on film, but also exploring visual arts, music, dance, fashion, architecture, food and much more – as long as there is a link to Japanese culture. The kick-off will take place this year in Worm. From 26 to 29 September, LantarenVenster is the…

Hous of Colours - Gay Pride Rotterdam

Rotterdam Pride

House of Colours From 22 to 29 September, Rotterdam celebrates freedom of gender, sexual orientation and cultural diversity. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the wide range of colourful programmes in the fields of art and culture, youth and family, talk shows and debates, entertainment and, of course, several great parties. The theme of this sixth…

Nacht van de Kaap

Nacht van de Kaap

Long-gone times revive One night a year, the area Katendrecht travels back in time. Back in the days, this area was notorious as a red-light district, a sailor’s neighbourhood where stories about naughty adventures were circulating. “The Night of the Cape” is an international sailor, and life song festival, where times long-gone are revived at…