Alternative Guide to Rotterdam

Find us on

Sat 24 October


Rotterdam the time has come, to LIPSYNCFORYOURLIFE! Welcome to the new party at FERRY Grand Café which is based on lipsync battles and inspired by the tv shows; Rupaul’s Drag Race, De Mini Playbackshow and Lip Sync Battle. The battles will be held on stage, combined with dj sets, a lot of shade and real judges at Rotterdams #1 gaybar!

Sat 17 October


Special edition PANTROPICAL as part of WORM’s ‘Afrofuturism Now!’ festival. We’re super proud to present the debut NL live shows of Islam Chipsy / EEK, but also Firmeza + Lilocox, and we welcome back Mutamassik, who conquered the Worm flag before. The high-energy music from these artists has been tried and tested at crazed Egyptian wedding ceremonies, underground house parties, explosive Lisbon club nights and then some. It will joyfully render preconceived notions about what dance music should sound like useless.

Wed 21 October

Spot. ░ your autumn affair

The summer’s over, so we get inside and curl up together. As it’s raining leaves, the flame on a candle keeps you busy for hours on end.

Sun 01 November


Come and dance barefoot on warm African grooves by DJ Soulbird! There will be a mini dance workshop with live percussion to warm up your body.

Fri 23 October

Lola’s Room

Opening Night of the unique “Strip & Dance Ladies Club” concept with spectacular full VIP entertainment at the Suicide Club in Rotterdam.

Lola invites you to a never before seen concept in the Netherlands where the ladies can enjoy a luxurious night out clubbing, dancing to house, techhouse and deephouse in combination with erotic entertainment: Party with 6 of Hollands best strippers behind closed doors, male and female It’s a party, not a show!

Fri 30 October

Hefty! release party Strand - Maleza hosted by Lowriders

With the new Hefty! we expand the party to the foyer with some amazing freshness.

This is all about new music in the range of bass, beats and electronics or as a friend put it down: The standard on how cross-over genre music should sound like.

Sat 17 October


Rotterdam icons Nino&Frankie will play there third ‘all nighter’ at TOFFLER on Saturday 17th of October!

Fri 16 October

Toffler presents 90 Degrees - All Night Long

Promising artist 90 Degrees will play his first ‘all nighter’ at TOFFLER! With his unique and gentle sound this will most likely turn out to be quite a musical adventure. The young one already played side by side with big artists such as Mind Against, Eagles & Butterflies, Josh Butler and also was part of the line-up at Undertone and Blendfest.

Wed 07 October


KARAOKE PARTY AT THE BAR Hosted by Daan Blanche.

Join BAR’s legendary karaoke party cult night. We all SING-DANCE & GLOW rise high and sink low. Every Wednesday from 21:00 until the last voice cracks!

Thu 08 October


The best indie disco in town! Are you always curious for the latest music of the best alternative bands and brand-new artists? Rotown’s resident DJ team will serve you the best (new) music there is!

Thu 01 October


The best indie-disco in town!
Are you always curious for the latest music of the best alternative bands and brand-new artists? Rotown’s resident DJ team will serve you the best (new) music there is!

Sat 24 October


Once again BF serves you your bimonthly dose of HipHop & RnB. Let the MPC time machine bring you back and forth through the best sounds of the past 25 years and the dopest fresh joints.

Sat 31 October


Dress like a Beauty or Beast:
Sledgehammer Sucker / Oscar Wilde / Venus in Furs / Twin Freaks / Poltergeist Playboy / Hairy Horror Handjob / Faster Pussycat Kill Kill / Beastie Boy on the Rocks / Dada Acid / A Girl Walks Home Alone / Tokyo Antichrist / Rosemary’s Baby / Jack the Zipper

Thu 22 October

Niko. Opens Annabel “Her Face, His Face”

Her place, his face. Her curves, his swerve. Her skirt, his shirt. Her hips, his lips.

Niko. loves Annabel.

I’ve took a new turn with my thursday nights. From now on you’ll find me hanging out at my girls place; Annabel.

Sat 24 October

Niko. & Yardbird present: TEARS

Niko. and Yardbird presents: TEARS at the newest club in town Annabel.

Special guests: BBC Radio One’s wonderchild Benji B, The British pirate radio pionier Oneman & Patta Soundsystem.

Thu 31 December

Nachtduik NYE 2015

The New Year’s Eve lineup for Nachtduik in Rotterdam features Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz and more.

Sat 17 October

Roffa Balboa Salon

Live: gipsy swing from the Thomas Baggerman Trio. Balboa: enjoy the sophisticated & energetic swingdance from the 1930s. New to Balboa? Join the taster class!

Sat 17 October


AAPS is quite a group of people with a lot of different characteristics all going their own way, but with one thing in common: the free state of mind. It’s the innovation and creativity which brings most of the hyperactivity in harmony.

Sat 26 September

Blocktoberfest | pop-up Oktoberfest Block Party

Saturday September 26th from 13:00 hrs till 23:00 your beloved Biergarten is going to be the place to rock your Dirndl and Lederhosen. DJ’s, Acts & Dancing, Bockworstober & Burgermadness.

Sat 24 October

Bordello A Parigi X BAR

The infamous record label Bordello A Parigi is back for another night of quality music with Void Vision (live), Mystic Bill, Alessandro Adriani, SHMLSS, Ohana Hana, Dany-E, Vanzetti & Sacco!