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.
North Sea Round Town
A whole lot of free jazz performances at unexpected locations in Rotterdam.
Rotterdam Water Weekend
Fun on and around the water in Rotterdam. With floating picknick islands, free concerts, and tours.
The place to be when you feel like discovering new talent. For the past 30 years the festival showcased bands and artists that are on the verge of their breakthrough.
Sing along at the top of your lungs to the golden oldies. From Abba to the Beatles, there's something for everyone!
This showcase festival surrounds the Eendrachtsplein with a wide range of creative and talented musicians.
Time to get your hands dirty! This family friendly festival allows you to build your own architectural masterpiece.
Rotterdam Unlimited presents music, dance, poetry, workshops and, of course, the famous summer carnaval, with a colourful parade that marches through the city.
Ketels aan de Kade
Get to know the history of Rotterdam during this festival that takes place at one of the most idyllic spots the city has to offer.
Zeepkisten Festival Rotterdam
This contest for children and adults let's you make your own soapbox car. When you finish it, show the others what you're made of in a race for ultimate glory.
This is a free classical outdoor concert, set up by the legendary Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, that takes place on a floating stage in the water.
Welkom Thuis Straattheater Festival
Enjoy surprising performances by talented street artists at Katendrecht.
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.
Baroeg Open Air
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.
Rrrollend Rotterdam XXL
Food festival with a huge selection of food trucks: enjoy snacks like coconut balls or vegan burgers.
A Festival Downtown
Exciting electronic music played at a unique location in the middle of Rotterdam.