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Jun
21
Fri
De Parade – Moving Open Air Theatre @ Museum Park
Jun 21 – Aug 25 all-day

In the summer of 2019, theatre festival The Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 29th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam, and from there it will continue its journey with colorful tents, restaurants and terrace cafes to The Hague and Utrecht, before winding up in Amsterdam.

The Parade offers something for everyone, with over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Katrina will host free music every night, and visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQs and much more at one of the many terrace cafes.

Performances that are suitable for non-Dutch-speakers are indicated with a LNP logo (Language No Problem).

Museum Park, Rotterdam June 21 – 30

Westbroek Park, The Hague July 5-14

Moreelse Park, Utrecht July 19 – Aug 4

Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam, August 9 to 25. www.deparade.nl

Jul
17
Wed
Roffa Mon Amour @ Floating Pavillion and LantarenVenster
Jul 17 – Jul 28 all-day
Roffa Mon Amour @ Floating Pavillion and LantarenVenster | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Roffa Mon Amour is a film platform showing cinematic talent from around the world during the annual film festival (17-28 July 2019) and various cinema events throughout the year.

12 whole days of movies made by up-and-coming directors will be shown at a special location.
Movie Selection
These are artistic, exciting, intense, poetic, angry, funny, eccentric, absurd, political, and outrageous feature films with important contemporary theme’s, from all over the world. What these movies have in common is that we will definitely be hearing more from their creators in the future.

More Than Movies
This event offers more than movies; there’s plenty to do during the day as well! Previous years delighted visitors with vintage markets, party’s and a kids program. There’s also food, drinks and music on the roof terrace. What the program and location will be like this year hasn’t been announced yet. Keep an eye on the festival website and facebook page for more information and the latest updates.

 

Jul
18
Thu
Eendracht Festival @ Eendrachtsplein
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day

More than one hundred Rotterdam musicians, artists, organizations and entrepreneurs are found at this festival. Around Eendrachtsplein there are various stages, and
locations nearby provide places for performing artists.

Het Eendracht Festival is a free accessible showcase festival that offers twice a year a stage to the creative Rotterdammers who together want to make the city more lively. More than 130 musicians, artists, organisations and entrepeneurs from Rotterdam, spread around more than 15 festivallocations up and around the Eendrachtsplein will show all the things Rotterdam has to offer.

More information on Facebook

Jul
19
Fri
Geheime Tuin Festival – Secret Garden @ Centre of Rotterdam
Jul 19 – Aug 11 all-day

During four weekends in July and August  (19 July – 11 August) you can escape the rush of the city and discover a hidden gem. Dance, drink and meet.

Programme
Get ready for the weekend on Friday at De Geheime Tuin. Be there at the opening of the exhibitions and dance with Rotterdam’s finest dj’s. Saturday you can indulge yourself with some interesting readings, enjoy live music and dance. Finish you weekend on Sunday with some yoga, relaxing in the garden or join a very special diner.

The garden
The location will be revealed the day before the opening.

Opening weekend 18 – 21 Juli
Second weekend 25 – 28 Juli
Third weekend 1 – 4 Aug
Closing weekend 8 – 11 Aug

 

Jul
20
Sat
Rotterdam Zingt – Sing along Party @ Schouwburgplein
Jul 20 all-day
Rotterdam Zingt - Sing along Party @ Schouwburgplein | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Rotterdam Zingt is a free sing along event at Schouwburgplein. Singing starts at 19.00 h.

Gather your friends and family, because it’s time for an old fashioned Rotterdam sing-a-long! So warm up those vocal chords and prepare to have some catchy tunes stuck in your head!

Catchy tunes
Get ready for a repetoire featuring all the greatest hits that everybody knows, from ABBA to the Beatles! But expect some traditional Rotterdam folk songs as well, like Ketelbinkie or Diep In Mijn Hart. Everyone sings along! Lyrics are available for free, and also projected on large LED screens all around the area. Expect some surprise musical guests, as well!

Jul
21
Sun
De Kuip (Feyenoord Stadium) Open Day @ De Kuip
Jul 21 all-day
De Kuip (Feyenoord Stadium) Open Day @ De Kuip | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Feyenoord football club – open day

A huge spectacle in and around De Kuip football stadium featuring numerous activities for young and old! The squad will be presented to the supporters and, true to tradition, the new players will arrive by helicopter.

From 10 to 17 h on Sunday 21 July

De Kuip (Feyenoord stadium)

De Kuip is not only an impressive football stadium, but also an exceptional location for conferences and events. De Kuip offers a unique atmosphere and ambiance, featuring seven multifunctional rooms, expert consulting, free parking and excellent accessibility.

Please find programme and more information on the website of Feyenoord

YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Jul 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Jul
22
Mon
Jeudgvakantieland – Youth holiday land @ Ahoy Rotterdam
Jul 22 – Aug 2 all-day

 

From Monday 22 July till Friday 2 August 2018 Ahoy Rotterdam will be transformed into the largest playground of Rotterdam. For all children from 2 to 12 years there is a lot to do.

Jeugdvakantieland stands for 12 days full of exciting, spectacular and above all fun activities! The program is formed by a mix of sports, games, fun and education.

12 days, open from 10-16h.

Tickets are 8 Euro per day, you can order online or at ticket booth at Ahoy. (because of construction work the ticket booth is located in a container opposite Primark)

Should you have a Rotterdampas, you can get your ticket for 2 Euro only. Only available at the ticket booth. 

Jul
23
Tue
Rotterdam Unlimited celebrating Cultural Diversity @ various locations
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

Block your agenda from Tuesday 23 till Saturday 27 July. Because that is when one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands will celebrate the cultural diversity that makes Rotterdam the port city that it is!

 Rotterdam Unlimited is one of the biggest free street festivals in the hottest city of Europe, Rotterdam! The eclectic music scene, the famous creative arts community and 178 different cultures are the secret ingredients of Rotterdam’s incredibly vibrant and exciting atmosphere, clearly felt during your visit to Rotterdam Unlimited. Witness Rotterdam Unlimited and you are guaranteed a trip to remember. Aside from the photo opportunities, you can tap into 178 different cultures, make friends, and indulge in some serious partying.

Rotterdam Unlimited comprises of battles, parades, live music, dance and so much more. Exuberant live electronics, soca, hiphop, soul, R&B, drum-‘n bass and jungle: new music for a new generation of music fans. Whatever flavor of music you’re into you’ll find more than you can ask for on Rotterdam Unlimited.

Besides the stage programs, one can enjoy the battle of drums, a huge market with food from all over the world and of course the spectacular street parade, which will overwhelm the streets of Rotterdam by a wave of color, music and an incredible boost of energy.

Jul
26
Fri
Mercado (Festival Market) @ Weena and Schouwburgplein
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day

The Mercado is the kitchen of Rotterdam Unlimited and here are many different cultures to be found. From Surinam, Hindi, Chinese to Antillean and fast food to delicious healthy meals. The Mercado will take place on Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27 at Weena and Schouwburgplein in the center of Rotterdam

FOOD
Let the smell and taste of delicious exotic dishes from all corners of the world seduce you. Delicious traditional food and drinks prepared with love and passion such as Surinamese seasoned chicken from the barbecue, Antillean sateh ku batata, Javanese nasi, Hindustani bara, tropical crushed ice scones and much more.

NON FOOD
The Mercado offers much more than just delicious food for the hungry festival die hard. Also check out the many fashionable bags, sunglasses, jewelry or authentic vintage clothing. Looking for the latest CD’s of your favorite artists or fancy gadgets? The Mercado is the place to be!

Battle of Drums @ Hofplein
Jul 26 @ 19:00 – 21:15

Three Caribbean brassbands, the streets of the city center of Rotterdam, a Golden Drum and more than 50.000 spectators who go completely crazy. That’s what the Battle of Drums is all about! Three young ambitious brassbands each start from different points in the city towards the podium on the Hofplein to get the entire city of Rotterdam hyped up for the Summer Carnival! And that is a journey which involves a spectacular show and a incredible load of energy. The brassbands will cross paths at the Hofplein podium and that’s where the battle starts. Each brassband will give their best to move the crowd and eventually win the Golden Drum.

Hofplein, Rotterdam City Center, 19-21.15 h

This event is part of Rotterdam Unlimited

Jul
27
Sat
Summer Carnival Street Parade @ Center of Rotterdam
Jul 27 @ 13:00 – 18:00

The Summer Carnival Street Parade is back!
More than 2.500 dancers, 25 carnival groups and 30 floats can’t wait to mash up the streets of Rotterdam city! It all goes down the 27th of July. The summer carnival street parade will unleash all built up energy and that means an explosion of color, joy, music and creativity in a parade of spectacular floats. The summer carnival street parade is back! A parade with only one mission; make you dance! The summer carnival street parade is the largest caribbean street party in the Netherlands and everyone is invited.

 The festive parade will take off at Blaak, then proceeds through the Schiedamsedijk. Schilderstraat, Witte de Withstraat, past the Museumpark to the Nieuwe Binnenweg, and then ending up again at Blaak via the Mauritsweg, the Weena, the Kruiskade, the Karel Doormanstraat and Westblaak. The various stages, of which the performances of, among others, The New Power Generation, Femi Kuti and Frenna & 777 Band, can be found this year on Hofplein, Weena and Schouwburgplein.

Center of Rotterdam, from 13-18h

This event is part of Rotterdam Unlimited!

Jul
28
Sun
YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Jul 28 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Jul
31
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Jul 31 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Aug
3
Sat
Crazy Sexy Cool Festival @ Zuiderpark
Aug 3 all-day

Magical Festival

Crazy Sexy Cool opens its doors again in 2019 or…. should we rather say her world of pleasure? On 3 augustus 2019 you can enjoy the coolest beats on the most spectacular festical area, the Zuiderpark of Rotterdam

What to expect

Various stages with amongst others House, Urban, Caribbean and Latin beats and be prepared for great entertainment, crazy attractions and of course the Crazy – Sexy – Cool-feel.

Check out the line-up here: https://www.crazysexycoolfestival.nl/index.php?p=line-up

Fun & Facts

Crazy Sexy CoolFestival
Date: Saturday 3 august 2019
12:00 – 23:00 uur
Zuiderpark Rotterdam
Tickets: Fase 3 tickets for  €36,35

Aug
4
Sun
YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Aug 4 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Aug
9
Fri
HOP Beerfestival @ Wijkpark Oude Westen
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day

5th anniversary

It’s the craft beers that are made by little breweries who have started at home in a basement or shed. The people who made their hands dirty, smell sweaty and worked hard, just to make that one sublime beer. Just a little different than the rest. HOP searched for those invisible but great brewers and gathers them at this event.

Imagine…
A great beer festival with craft beers, good food, nice music in a comfy setting. The sun is shining, Wijkpark Oude Westen is buzzling, you hear nice acoustic sounds, taste beers of local brewers. Friends are drinking, people are laughing and you smell the smell of delicious food. Beer lovers unite and hop to HOP!

Aug
10
Sat
Blijdorp Festival @ Roel Langerak Park
Aug 10 all-day

Welcome to the 6th Blijdorp Festival!

Blijdorp combines ‘Music, Art & Happiness’ at its events, with the summer edition as an annual highlight. Join us for our 6th summer edition, where the Roel Langerakpark will host a green land of discovery, with stages set amongst its forests and alongside its lake.

This year, we explore the park’s hidden treasures. Yardbird and Desperados are hosting the ultimate party arena and we are adding a long awaited, full size Techno stage to the bill. Operator Radio will be broadcasting live from their very own greenhouse, we continue our quest to leave less eco-footprints behind after the music stops and the lineup is our biggest, best and most diverse yet!

Date: Saturday the 10th of August, the festival starts at 12 h and finishes at 23 h.

Ketels aan de Kade (Historical Food festival) @ Historic Delfshaven
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day
Ketels aan de Kade (Historical Food festival) @ Historic Delfshaven

On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2019, the sixth edition of Ketels aan de Kade will take place. This is a food festival where history comes to life. During Ketels aan de kade visitors can literally taste the past within the setting of historic decor . Snooping along the many market stalls, enjoy ancient crafts, cooking demonstrations, street theater and troubadours.
The ancient market will take place on Sunday and lots of merchands will be present selling home made products from the Rotterdam region.

Saturday 17-23 h and Sunday 10-18 h.

Aug
11
Sun
YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Aug
13
Tue
Praatcafe – Dutch Borrel (Speaking Dutch event) @ Citizen M
Aug 13 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

They organize a regular “borrel” (drinks) on every second  Tuesday of the month, from 19.30 to 22h. During the borrel the only language spoken is Dutch.

 

 

Aug
17
Sat
Rotterdam Rave Festival @ RDM
Aug 17 all-day
Rotterdam Rave Festival @ RDM | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

 This summer we are back with the 4th edition of our outdoor festival.

RDM, Rotterdam Directiekade 32, 3089 JA Rotterdam, Netherlands

The outdoor stage will be located alongside the river Maas, overlooking the industrial port. A big warehouse will replace the infamous festival tent. This location also offers us to expand our festival by adding a proper 3rd techno area.

Rotterdam is Rave. Rotterdam is Techno.

 http://www.rotterdamrave.com/

Aug
18
Sun
YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Aug 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Free Tango Workshop @ Stadspark Rotterdam
Aug 18 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Sunday afternoon – time to try Tango Dancing in the park.

The Argentinian Tango is a magical dance and you can try it now for free:

Sunday at 14h there will be a workshop given by the dancing schools Cuartito Azul Rotterdam and Tango school Alma de Tango.

If you don’t dare yet, you can also just watch and listen to the music.

Aug
23
Fri
Weekend van de Romantische Muziek – Weekend of romantic music @ Park at the Euromast
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
Weekend van de Romantische Muziek – Weekend of romantic music @ Park at the Euromast
 

This festival is a unique experience. Both for regular visitors, who dress up in beautiful romantic dresses and costumes and for all the others who let themselves be amazed by the special atmosphere. Come to the park for wondrous classical music in a romantic atmosphere.

Classical music is for everyone: young and old, whether you listen to it everyday or once a year at the Weekend van de Romantische Muziek. Enjoy this beautiful weekend in the park with your friends, your family or bring your sweetheart and imagine yourself in the romantic era!

The event is free but a voluntary contribution of at least 2 Euro is suggested and very welcome, there are big wine barrels places at the entrances for your gift.

Friday – Sunday 23-25 August from 11h

Aug
24
Sat
Music festival in Delfshaven @ Heemraadsplein
Aug 24 all-day

Music festival in Delfshaven, on Heerraadsplein.

From 14-21 h.

 

 

 

Free entrance!

 

Aug
25
Sun
Swan Market @ Parklaan
Aug 25 all-day
Swan Market @ Parklaan | Rotterdam | Zuid-Holland | Netherlands

Swan Market is a lifestyle market where a 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, it runs together and make fun with each other.

Sunday from 11 to 17 h on Parklaan in Rotterdam

 

YOGA IN THE LUSH GARDEN @ Lush Garden
Aug 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00

After a successful collab at De Geheime Tuin last year, the creative teams of Weelde and Yogaground join forces again to present a new summer program; Yoga in the lush Weelde garden.

Weelde is a special place in Rotterdam West where music, art, performance, food and drink come together. Its huge garden, complete with a massive greenhouse, is the perfect setting for your Sunday morning sun salutes.

Every Sunday morning 11.00 – 12.00 from July 7 till August 25, Team Yogaground will be teaching.

Classes are open to all levels. No need to rush home afterwards, the two hectares include a lunchroom, a restaurant and a bar, so feel free to lounge around in the sun for a while.

Aug
28
Wed
Praatcafe – Language Exchange Event @ Kua Taco Bar
Aug 28 all-day

Rotterdams Praatcafe is a social group for anyone interested in practising Dutch in a cozy environment. Any Dutch language learners can enjoy practising Dutch at ease and with fun. In order to do that, we bring into the group enthusiastic Dutch language learners, professional Dutch teachers, professional language coaches and other social Dutch native speakers. Together we will create creative and social events to make friends, have a lot of fun and practise speaking Dutch. Events will be held in Rotterdam.

 

They will host a language exchange Rotterdam event on Wednesday 30th January, where everyone can speak the language(s) he or she wants to socialize in. Wednesday from 19.30-22h.

 

 

 

 

Aug
29
Thu
CuliNesse – Culinary Music Festival @ Zevenhuizerplas
Aug 29 – Aug 31 all-day

CuliNESSE is a culinary musicfestival that will take place between August 29 and 31 at the Zevenhuizerplas in Rotterdam Nesselande.

Enjoy the relaxed ambiance in which culture, music and good food meet each other. Every day, the best restaurants present de best meals at their temporary beach restaurant!

Programme CuliNESSE
You can also enjoy kids activities like roller disco, silent disco and more, diverse beach activities and spectacular performances on two stages. Next to upcoming musicians and bands, there are performances from well known Dutch musicians.