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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!


Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam

Wed 8 until Sun 26 August Museumpark

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.

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outdoor movie theater

Dag van de Romantische Muziek

Sun 19 August Het Park (by the Euromast)

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.

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Lady on chair

Welkom Thuis Straattheater Festival

Sat 25 August Various locations at Katendrecht

During Welkom Thuis (Welcome Home), Katendrecht is transformed into a tropical paradise! Sit back and enjoy acts by talented street performers!

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Field with acts

Djemaa el Fna

Fri 21 until Sun 23 September Museumpark

Taste the ambiance Marrakesh, right here in Rotterdam! Heartwarming tales, spectacular musical performances, hilarious comedy, culinary talk shows and, of course, delicious food!

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Overview tents


Sat 1 September Wijkpark Oude Westen

The second edition of Magia! This time at Wijkpark Oude Westen. Expect a danceable, renewing line-up of tropical sounds.

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musician Ed Motta