Love to picknick, barbeque, or just chill in the park? These festivals make great use of the many large and small green areas and squares in Rotterdam. And most of them are free of entry!
International opera and music theater festival. All events are adventures and low key. With free and paid performances through the whole city.
Ronde van Katendrecht
This cyclist’s festival welcomes the whole family! Culture and sports collide to create an entertaining combination of activities at Deliplein.
The Euromast park is the place to be for this three-day event, offering delicious wines, culinary delights, and surprising acts.
Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival
Trailblazers in the fields of bluegrass & comics gather at Pijnackerplein to create a unique festival experience. What started out as a block party, grew into a three day event with international allure. Ask any bluegrass lover, they will tell you this is the festival to be for bluegrass in Europe!
The Boathouse transforms into the coolest island of Europe, with food & drinks, nice music, and of course a hippie market.
Travelling theater festival De Parade is a world apart, a wonderful world to get lost in! Enjoy the theater performances, music, food, drinks and ambiance with friends or family!
Gather your friends and family, because it’s time for an old fashioned Rotterdam sing-a-long! So warm up those vocal chords and prepare to have some catchy tunes stuck in your head!
Everyone can come on down to Museumpark to do some hammering and sawing! Wood, hammers and saws are available for use at the park. Find a spot and start your own project, or pick up where someone else left off.
Duizel in het Park
Duizel in het Park takes you on a voyage to discover what makes city life so beautiful, extraordinary and totally worth it! Every year this festival presents a varied line-up filled with literature, art, theater, and music.
Europe's largest outdoor movie theater. A staple of summer in Rotterdam: Pleinbioscoop presents the best of the past year in movies. Ranging from arthouse gems to Hollywood blockbusters.
Wijkpark Oude Westen tranforms into a beerlover's paradise. Micro brewers are pulled out of their basements for a casual festival that focusses on craft beers and good food.
Dag van de Romantische Muziek
Escape to the Romantic era, strut around in your best outfit and spend 2 days immersed in romance at The Park, by the Euromast. Overwhelming sights surround you, while beautiful, romantic and classical music fills your ears. A feast for eyes and ears, with live performances on stage.
Welkom Thuis Straattheater Festival
During Welkom Thuis (Welcome Home), Katendrecht is transformed into a tropical paradise! Sit back and enjoy acts by talented street performers!
The second edition of Magia! This time at Wijkpark Oude Westen. Expect a danceable, renewing line-up of tropical sounds.