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Festivals are only for the summer? Not in Rotterdam! Music venues, theaters, and event locations offer tons of fun winter festivals, so no need to be left out in the cold!


La Notte

Fri 24 November KINO

Watch the best and most bizarre films of eleven Dutch film festivals in one night.

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Overview KINO bar

Blijdorp Winterfestival

Sat 2 December Van Nelle Fabriek

Following 3 successful summer editions, Blijdorp Festival presented their first winter party paradise in December!

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Everyone in the igloo!

IJsvrij Park Festival

Fri 8 December 2017 until Sun 7 January 2018 Het Park bij (de Euromast)

A new mini festival full of winter fun! Tiny skating rink included.

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Festival Stille Nacht

Fri 15 December Rotown and Paradijskerk

Cozy indoor winter festival featuring folk, pop, and singer songwriters.

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Vrije Volk Indoor Festival

Tue 26 December Cruise Terminal Rotterdam

The open-minded summer festival introduces an indoor Christmas edition! Expect Christmas with a twist, on the edge and sometimes just a little over it...

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Vrije Volk Outdoor

De Geheime Wintertuin

Thu 8 until Sun 25 February Secret location

The Secret Winter Garden: During three weeks in the winter, there's a hidden oasis waiting to be found in the city center of Rotterdam…

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Secret winter garden

Nationale Nieuwjaarsnacht

Sun 31 December Boompjeskade

Celebrate the beginning of 2018 in Rotterdam! At midnight the biggest firework show fills the skies above the Erasmus bridge.

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