Travelling theatre

De Parade is a travelling theatre, starting on 21 June in the Museumpark in Rotterdam. Over 80 theatre, dance, mime and music performances, for both young and old, play out in the theatre tents. The shows last an average of 30 minutes each, so you can easily see multiple performances. Most performances are made especially…

It’s herring season!

On Wednesday 12 June the first barrel of new herring will be awarded to a resident of Rotterdam who has meant a lot to the city. It will be the third time the award will be handed out. It also marks the festive opening of the herring season. Street artist, Eelco van den Berg (I…

Tasty weekend at the park

Food Festival TREK TREK (Dutch for appetite) is a touring caravan of Food trucks and live entertainment. This year the caravan starts in Rotterdam. A vastly diverse offering of food trucks provide the tastiest dishes, made with love in the most original kitchens on wheels.You’ll find everything from sushi to Surinamese food and from vegan…

Celebrating freedom

Festival of Freedom On 5 May, we celebrate freedom. In 1945, on 5 May, the Netherlands was liberated from the German occupation during the 2nd World War. Ever since, we take this day to reflect and be thankful for our freedom. We also show our support to the people for whom freedom is not a…

Orange Night

Nacht van Oranje The night before King’s Day, Ahoy Rotterdam transforms into one big orange arena. More than 12,000 fans of Dutch music, all dressed in orange, sing along to the biggest hits from the most popular Dutch artists. The lyrics are displayed on large screens, so even if you don’t speak Dutch fluently, you…

Blijdorp Fesitval hosts their free spirited, independent and intimate electronic festival in iconic buildings in the city. During the Easter weekend, Blijdorp Fesitval takes place in the monumental concert venue De Doelen; where the Rolling Stones recorded their album in secret and Nirvana once trashed the stage. Join in to celebrate art, culture and some…

Sports on Screens

Sports Film Festival Sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves during the fifth edition of the Sports Film Festival, which celebrates international, sports-themed films and documentaries. Expect an extensive programme covering an array of disciplines such as football, tennis, boxing, cycling, baseball and skating. Lantaren Venster is the centre of the event, screening amongst others:John McEnroe; In…

Sweat, Tears and Blisters

NN Marathon Rotterdam The most vibrant event in the city is definitely the Rotterdam Marathon. Professional athletes and amateurs, young and old, men and women, national and international, all run the 42.2km route through the city together. Traversing bridges, parks and streets: friends, family, neighbours, musicians and just about everyone that passes by flock to…