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In June and July, leading up to the Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival, many jazz festivals and events take place throughout the city. The Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival is the biggest jazz festival of The Netherlands. Every year they manage to attract legendary names and new talents in the jazz genre. Before and during NSJ there's lots of jazz activities in the city to enjoy.


North Sea Round Town

Thu 22 June until Sun 9 July Various locations

This fringe festival packs the city with a varied jazz programme. There are free performances from various jazz artists throughout Rotterdam.

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Band at Centraal Station

Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival

Fri 7 until Sun 9 July Ahoy

The North Sea Jazz Festival has grown into an international spectacle, with 15 stages and 1300 musicians. Every year the line-up is unparalleled and tickets sell out fast.

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Audience with stage

Kid Dynamite Jazz Festival

Sun 25 June Deliplein

This family friendly jazzfestival combines interactive acts, theater, workshops and of course: jazz music!

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Children making music

Edisons Jazz/World

Fri 30 June Nieuwe Luxor Theater

It's almost time to hand out the oldest music award in the Netherlands. And you can be there to witness history in the making!

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Edison award


Thu 22 until Fri 23 June LantarenVenster

A jazz conference and festival where promising new talents and skilled artists show you what they're made of.

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Boy playing trumpet