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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


Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival

Fri 21 until Sun 23 June Pijnackerplein

The go-to festival for bluegrass & comic fans; with workshops, masterclasses, jams and exhibitions.

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Bluegrass performance

North Sea Round Town

Thu 27 June until Sun 14 July Various locations

A whole lot of free jazz performances at unexpected locations in Rotterdam.

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Band at Centraal Station

Kid Dynamite Jazz Festival

Sun 30 June Deliplein

This family friendly jazz festival on Katendrecht let's you enjoy performances, shows and workshops for the whole family.

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Children making music

Metropolis Festival

Sun 30 June Zuiderpark

Discover the most promising upcoming bands and artists at Metropolis! The festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

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DJ with audience

Rotterdam Unlimited

Tue 23 until Sat 27 July Various locations in Rotterdam

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. With a summer street parade and many other activities.

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