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Let's celebrate the pride of Rotterdam: the harbour! On the 1th, 2th and 3th of september, various bustling maritime festivals take place, such as the Wereldhavendagen (World Port Days) and De Nacht van de Kaap (The Night of the Cape).



Fri 7 until Sun 9 September Various locations around the harbour

The biggest event of the weekend with shows, demonstrations and excursions on and around the water. On Saturday there is a grand finale with fireworks lighting up the sky.

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International Shantyfestival

Fri 7 until Sun 9 September Leuvehaven

Shanty's are work songs that used to be sung at old sailing ships. During the Maritiem Weekend choires from all over the world gather in Rotterdam to sing their music.

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De Nacht van de Kaap

Sat 8 September Katendrecht

Enjoy a night on the town, as you could only experience it in the old days in the former red light district; Katendrecht. The night will be filled with familiar songs, sailors and promiscuous women.

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