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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!


REC. Festival

Wed 1 until Sun 5 November BAR, Annabel, Biergarten, Transport and more.

Festival village featuring big names and artists from a variety of genres.

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Cameretten Festival

Wed 22 until Sat 25 November Old and new Luxor Theater

New and up and coming comedians compete for the coveted victory at this groundbreaking comedy festival and competition.

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Winners Cameretten

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

Wed 24 January until Sun 4 February Various locations in the city

The largest film festival of the year takes over Rotterdam for 12 days. It is the place to be for the newest feature films, documentaries, shorts, expo’s, performances and talk shows.

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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!