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Kino Special: Stories from Berlin @ Kino Rotterdam
Nov 2 – Dec 24 all-day

Exactly thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall KINO looks back at the city’s rich cinematic history through eight feature films, an epic television series and a riveting music documentary spanning over eight decades. Starting November 2nd we take a kaleidoscopic deep dive into a city that for better and for worse dictated the cultural agenda of a continent like no other city has done in the 20th century. In partnership with the Goethe Institute we bring you a selection of films that defined the many aspects of this sprawling metropole and its people.


All with English subtitles

Christmas Market at Botanical Garden Trompenburg @ Trompenburg
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day

From Friday 13 until 15  December 2019, a Christmas market takes place at the Trompenburg botanical garden in Rotterdam. There will 50 stalls, think about biscuits and cake from Koekela, bread from Jordy’s bakery, handmade ware, like jewellery, shawls, hads etc. 

Friday 15 – 21 h
Saturday 10 -16 h
Sunday 10 – 16 h .

For more information see



website of Trompenburg


There is a lantern parade for children on Friday evening. Children until 12 years old are welcome at 18h to take part.  Tickets are 5 Euro At 19h there will be a football game in Santa outfit. 

On Saturday and Sunday there will be a merry-go-round and bouncing castle for kids and they can also back bread and take part in Winter games. 


Festival Stille Nacht @ Maassilo
Dec 13 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor stille nacht rotterdamSinger-songwriters, americana and indiepop: Festival Stille Nacht brings a rich mix of quality artists together in an intimate and warm setting.

The first names have been announced:  AAPNOOTMIES, Amber Run, Andrew Combs, Jasper Steverlinck, Kirby Brown and la loye amongst others will perform at the festival.

Practical information
The festival takes place at Maassilo, Rotterdam. Tickets are starting from 26,50 euro (excl service). Doors open at 5.30pm.

Ijsvrij Festival @ Plein 1940
Dec 14 2019 – Jan 12 2020 all-day

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor ijsvrij festival rotterdam 2019

Romantic ice rink
For the third year in a row we are organising IJsvrij Park Festival and from the 13th of December 2019 until the 12th of January 2020 a romantic, roofed ice rink will appear on a new location on Plein 1940 in the center of Rotterdam.

You can also find a Swedish  IJsvrij-Cafeteria on the ice where you can enjoy a mulled wine and a hot chocolate whilst wearing your ice skates. Take a spin on the ice with your whole family, a group of friends or co-workers and enjoy the atmosphere of this winter scene. s!

Please check out the programme here

Swan Market @ Van Nelle Fabriek
Dec 22 all-day

Swan Market is a lifestyle market where very diverse creative offerings can be found. Fashion, jewelry, vintage, accessories, affordable art, etc. are well represented at Swan Market. Besides all the shop-fun you will be spoiled with fair-trade and live musical performances.

The coziness at Swan Market is created by the variety of visitors; a good mix of young and old, couples and families with children.

From 11 to 17 h at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam

CHIO – Equestrian Event @ Kralingse Bos
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day

At the 72ndh CHIO Rotterdam the very best international riders and horses in the world will compete in the FEI Nations Cup Jumping and Dressage classes and the Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam. From June 21 until June 25 in the beautiful Kralingse Bos many chef d’equipes select the teams that will represent their countries at European Championships in August 2018. With a long history going back to 1948, CHIO Rotterdam is the eldest international sport event in Rotterdam and the only 5* equestrian event in the Netherlands. The FEI selected CHIO Rotterdam as the organiser for the FEI European Championships Jumping, Dressage and Para -Dressage 2019.

Besides exciting equestrian sport, the CHIO Rotterdam presents four days of networking, fun for kids, shows, the Stroodorp and excellent hospitality. There is something for everybody!