Free concert on the water

OVG Veerhaven Concert The atmosphere during this free open-air classical concert is truly enchanting: the transparent stage floats in the harbour and spectators can sit along the water or steer their own boat towards the stage. This is the perfect chance to attend a concert of the internationally-acclaimed Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with the beautiful backdrop…

Open-air Cinema!

Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam Europe’s biggest open-air cinema is back on for the next few weeks! Watch a movie in the centre of the cultural quarter along with thousands of other people. Tickets cost only a few euros and you can rent a chair for €1 – or bring your own, as the locals do. The screen is…

Family-Friendly Fun in the Park!

Duizel in het Park This family-friendly festival of music, art and performances is perfect for a lazy afternoon in the park. There really is something for everyone as the program is packed with performances by musicians, writers, poets, actors and visual artists. Entrance to the festival costs €5 for one day or only €8 for…

Best of Summer in the City

Rotterdam really comes alive in summer – not that it ever sleeps, of course. With so many ways to enjoy the city on a beautiful day, we’ve been hard-pressed to compile the definitive to-do list. But here they are: the 10 things you should be sure to see or do when the sun appears. From…

Colourful Urban Festival

Crazy Sexy Cool Festival Crazy Sexy Cool is famous in Rotterdam for its vibrant and unique parties. This summer there will be a colourful festival in the park with an explosion of music and entertainment. The eclectic mix of house, urban, Caribbean and Latin beats will play alongside attractions such as a chocolate river, a…

Multicultural Rotterdam

Rotterdam Unlimited Rotterdam Unlimited is the city’s most multicultural street festival and the biggest in Europe. For a tremendous five days, it will turn the entire city into one big, colourful extravaganza. The event is famous for the Summer Carnival on Saturday, consisting of a street parade with more than 2,500 dancers and 25 carnival…

Reggae on the Beach

Reggae Rotterdam  Attending the very first open-air reggae festival of the Netherlands is fundamental for any reggae enthusiast. Now in its second year, organisers have so far announced King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band, Black Uhuru, Richie Spice, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Cocoa Tea, Kevin Lyttle and Mr Vegas on the line-up. Do keep an…

Movie Night on the Water

Roffa Mon Amour During this eccentric film festival, you can enjoy 12 summer movie nights at a very special location. After a few years on the rooftop of a former train station, the event has moved to an exciting new venue this summer: the floating pavilion on the Maas river. Tickets for each movie can…

Tennis Tournament

TENNIS TOURNAMENT ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament This tennis tournament comes to Rotterdam every year and in 2018 the event will celebrate its 45th edition. Participants this year include Nick Kyrgios, Robin Haase, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Ticket prices for matches start at €10, depending on the day and number of places…