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During the next few months, relaxing and chilling is a common theme at summer festivals. Parks, squares, fields, and even rooftops are transformed into complete festival settings. Plop yourself down and enjoy the sunshine!

Picknick spots 2.0

Of course, you can always roll out your picknick blanket at a random park, but there’s plenty of spots that offer a few extras! For example, settle down on the Grotekerkplein for the Danssalons: the ideal spot for people watching. Duizel in het Park brings you art and performances in the Vroesenpark. At DÂK you can barbecue on the rooftop of the parking garage behind the Witte de With.

Open Air Movies

This summer in Rotterdam, open air movie theaters are popping up all over the place! In July, Roffa Mon Amour returns to the roof of the Hofbogen, and in August you can find the Pleinbioscoop in Museumpark. For the real daredevils, there’s Jaws in de Kralingse Plas: bob around on an inflatable tire while watching the most terrifying shark in cinematic history.

Food Festivals

Not in the mood to cook? Satisfy your cravings at one of the many food festivals. Food truck festival Rrrollend Rotterdam drops by with several editions. Enjoy food, drink, and live music by popular artists at CuliNESSE, or taste the culinary history of Rotterdam at Ketels aan de Kade. This year Rotterdam is filled with food trucks. In July The Food Convoy organizes a small foodtruck event every weekend at a different location.


Roffa Mon Amour

Wed 18 until Sun 29 July Floating Pavillion and LantarenVenster

A lovely open air film festival on the rooftop of Hofplein Station.

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Silent cinema


Thu 19 July until Sun 12 August Parking Westblaak

Pop-up urban park on the rooftop of Thornico parking in the Witte de With quarter. The place to be for celebrating your Rotterdam summer!

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Table tennis on DAK

Duizel in het Park

Fri 3 until Sun 5 August Vroesenpark

Cultural summer festival full of literature, theater and music. Fun for all ages!

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Sunny park

Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam

Wed 8 until Sun 26 August Museumpark

Nineteen days of great movies under the starry night sky. Bring a blanket, score a bucket of popcorn, and settle down for some movie fun!

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outdoor movie theater

Ketels aan de Kade

Sat 11 until Sun 12 August Historic Delfshaven

The history of trades, recipes, and professions come to life during this old-timey food festival.

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Thu 23 until Sat 25 August Beach at Nesselande

Live music and fine dining with your feet in the sand, at the beach by the Zevenhuizerplas.

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