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Rotterdam offers a lot of great festivals, and most of them are free! Enjoy impressive line-ups and be surprised by big concerts, intimate performances by singer-songwriters, great lectures by writers, and more. Check out the list below of all the free festivals in Rotterdam.

Child in carnaval outfit Photo: Joni Israeli


Welkom Thuis Straattheater Festival

Sat 24 August Various locations at Katendrecht

Enjoy surprising performances by talented street artists at Katendrecht.

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Field with acts

Festival Magia

Fri 23 until Sat 24 August Witte de Withstraat area

The second edition of Magia! This time in Wijkpark Oude Westen. Expect a danceable, renewing line-up full of tropical sounds.

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musician Ed Motta


Fri 6 until Sun 8 September Various locations around the harbour

A must see for everyone who loves ships, docks and maritime adventures. The grand finale shows fireworks lighting up the sky, a truly magical experience.

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Baroeg Open Air

Sat 14 September Zuiderpark

At Baroeg Open Air festival you'll find a relaxed atmosphere and wide range of rock, metal, punk, drum 'n' bass, industrial, breakcore, and more, spread over several stages.

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Rockin' out

Nationale taptoe

Fri 27 until Sun 29 September Rotterdam Ahoy

The Nationale Taptoe is an indoor music show. Miltary musicians work together with national and foreign artists and groups. There will also be free concerts at the squars in the city centre.

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