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…

Sounds of China

YEAR OF THE DOG Sounds of China Did you know that Rotterdam has the biggest Chinese community in The Netherlands? Also, de Doelen, one of the city’s biggest event and concert locations, is located in the middle of China Town. Hence, last year’s successful first edition of this Chinese music event, which sold out and…

Jazzy Nights

TOP OF THE DUTCH JAZZ SCENE Jazzy Nights Twice a month, Café Restaurant Floor and Theater Rotterdam offers a low-key, authentic jazz night at which you can see the top of the Dutch jazz scene at work. After an opening concert by an experienced musician, there will be a jam session with big jazz musicians…

Emotional Dance

EMOTIONAL DANCE Inside Out – Conny Janssen Danst The tour of this impressive show by Rotterdam-based dance collective Conny Janssen Danst was extended because of its big success. Choreographer Conny Janssen was inspired by the role of the individual in the complexity of the mass. Inside Out shows the beauty of details and the vulnerable…

Design Fair

DESIGN FAIR ON A CRUISE SHIP OBJECT (part of Art Rotterdam Week) OBJECT is an international design fair that uses the impressive SS Rotterdam cruise ship to display the work of up-and-coming designers. The dining rooms, hotel rooms, inside and outside decks and sometimes even the basement are filled with the most stunning design. The…