Rotterdam Unlimited lasts five days and lets you completely immerse yourself in everything that the super diverse city of Rotterdam has to offer when it comes to arts and culture.
Battle of the Drums and the Zomercarnaval Straatparade (Summer Carnival Street Parade).
Colorful Outfits & Infectious Beats!
Imagine the most gorgeous and colorful outfits, and a city full of festivity and music: That is Rotterdam Unlimited!
Battle of the drums (28 July)
Two brassband groups battle to become the best brassband of 2017. The competing bands leave from different directions and meet at Hofplein. The walk is a true show. At Hofplein they the real competition starts.
Summer Carnival (29 July)
The best-known part of Rotterdam Unlimited is, without a doubt, the Summer Carnival. The largest tropical event in The Netherlands has become known for the Battle of the Drums on Friday and the Summer Carnival Street Parade on Saturday.
Visitors can expect music, food, acts, movies, theater, poetry, and spoken word from all over the world. Rolf Sanchez, Kuddedieren, Samba Résille and Mario Lucio have already been confirmed for the line-up. The complete line-up will be announced as the event approaches.