Rotterdam is one of the best festival cities in the world. The festival calendar of City Rotterdam presents an up-to-date overview of the best festivals and events in Rotterdam. Get inspired and find your favorite Rotterdam festival! https://www.cityrotterdam.com/festivalkalender-rotterdam/
Museum Night010 7 March 2020
During Museumnacht010 you get the unique opportunity to wander around at night and discover what Rotterdam has to offer in terms of art and culture. For the night you’ll buy a ticket with which you can visit all the museums, galleries and other participating cultural locations.
Rotterdam Marathon 5 April 2020
The absolute world top is at the start at the vibrant Coolsingel in Rotterdam alongside many thousands of other runners. The marathon weekend is a mix of (top) sport and folk festival. No other marathon in the Netherlands can match the atmosphere in Rotterdam with over 925,000 enthusiastic spectators along the course.
King’s Day 27 April 2020
Rotterdam celebrates King’s Day extensively throughout the city on 27 April.
RotjeKoor in Rotterdam 9 May 2020
RotjeKoor is organized in the cozy center of Rotterdam. A choir festival with indoor and outdoor stages at special and historic Rotterdam locations. On the program a diversity of choirs and ensembles. Big or small, all ages, all cultures, all genres: everyone is welcome!
Eurovision Song Contest 12-16 May
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Netherlands became the designated host country, because Duncan Laurence won the victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel with “Arcade” on behalf of the Netherlands. The organization chose Rotterdam Ahoy as the venue for the event.
Summer Carnival Rotterdam 24 and 25 July 2020
Summer Carnival in Rotterdam is a colorful and cheerful event (consisting of the Queen Election, Warming-Up, Street Parade and Mercado). The swinging festival attracts thousands of dancers and visitors to the city every year.
Dordt in Stoom 5, 6 & 7 June 2020
In June 2020 DORDT IN STOOM, the largest steam event in Europe, will be held for the 19th time in Dordrecht. Admission is free.
Wantijpop in Dordrecht 13 June 2020
Wantijpop in Dordrecht is a free music festival for friends and families. On Saturday 13 June 2020 you can enjoy the best pop, hip hop, rock and soul in the Wantijpark. The friendly atmosphere and beautiful location is characteristic. The event is freely accessible.
Big Rivers in Dordrecht 17,18 and 19 July 2020
Big Rivers is a free festival that takes place annually in the beautiful historic city center of Dordrecht. Big Rivers consists of a three-day music festival. More than 100 acts perform on 10 stages in the city center of Dordrecht.
Dordtse Boekenmarkt – exact date still unknown every year in July
The Dordtse Boekenmarkt is flooding the streets of the historic center of Dordrecht. Of course there are a lot of books on sale. Comics, historical novels and special editions are also on display at the almost 600 stalls. In addition, you can enjoy free music performances.
North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam 10 – 12 July 2020
Rotterdam – Holland’s biggest and most famous jazz festival. Every year a broad program from pop to experimental. For three days the cream of the crop of jazz, fusion and related movements.
Beer festival HOP 31 July – 1 August 2020 (date not yet confirmed)
Annual must! Tasty beers, great atmosphere and that in one of the most beautiful parks of Rotterdam! Besides all the beer fun, the music is also central at HOP: good live acts are interspersed with great up-and-coming DJ’s. Because good beer goes great with good food, they always invite the coolest street food caterers.
World Port Days Rotterdam 4 – 6 September 2020
During the World Port Days, Rotterdam will once again show visitors the possibilities the port has to offer. Presentations will be given by companies working in the port, demonstrations will be given in which one is even more spectacular than the other. Just like all other years, the starting shot of the World Port Days will be given on Friday afternoon with a special opening act, and on Saturday evening the beautiful fireworks will not be missing!