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…

Chef Exchange at Aloha

The ex-tropical paradise swimming poool turned hip sustainable restauant and café, Aloha, have teamed up with a UK-based restaurant called Issac At. Aparently their no nonsense, hyper-local and young driven team were a perfect match with Aloha and now these two establishments have joined forces for a ‘chef exchange’. Together they serve a six-course menu.…

Oliver Heldens in Rotterdam

Oliver Heldens Presents: Heldeep 5 For the first time in four years the Dutch DJ / producer is in Rotterdam! Since his breakthrough with “Gecko” in 2015, Oliver Heldens has toured non-stop with over 650 shows around the world. But Heldens has announced his long-awaited return to his hometown for two major shows. Presale is…

St. Patrick’s Day in Rotown

Drunken Dolly & Friends On Saturday, March 16, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated at Rotown. There will be live performances by Drunken Dolly, Nick Parker, Paul Henshaw and Davey Malone. And to complete the whole party there’s Guinness beer and leprechaun shots (of course!). Honestly, there’s no better place to be. Tickets can be bought…