Imagine the most beautiful, eye-catching outfits. The whole city is blocked off for the Summer Carnival Street Parade. Titillating music sounds surround you and there are happy faces all around.


The spectacle goes on for five days. With music, good food, large and small acts, film, theater, poetry & spoken word, and more from all over the world. It suits Rotterdam, where as many as 174 different cultures and nationalities live together. Rotterdam Unlimited is an amalgamation of two popular Rotterdam festivals: Dunya and the Summer Carnival.

Summer carnival

The Summer Carnival was first organized in the 80’s as an equivalent to the Caribbean Carnival, and has since grown into one of the largest cultural events within the Netherlands.The cultural background of the Rotterdam Summer Carnival closely relates to the Dutch colonial past and migratory history.


More specific information about the activities during Rotterdam Unlimited will be announced later.

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