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Fri 09 May

Rotterdam Riot 2014

Punk takes over WORM!

Tue 06 May

Trade School Rotterdam

Trade School is a self-organized learning space that runs on barter. We believe that life’s a school and that we can learn from each others skills and knowledge in an open setting. Rather than paying for classes with money, sign up for classes by meeting your teacher’s barter requests.

Fri 09 May

De Dansweek: Conny Janssen Danst & Dansateliers

On Friday May 9th, at 20:30 hrs., during De Dansweek in Rotterdamse Schouwburg Conny Janssen Danst and Dansateliers present a special program. You get the final chance to see the three pieces of Conny Janssen Danst’s Rotterdamse Lente in combination with the duet Love-ism | The Problem of Our Being together (Dansateliers) by choreographer Mor Shani.

Sat 26 April

Kingsday children’s fleamarket at Witte de With and Schiedamse Vest

Join the children’s fleamarket on Kingsday on the Schiedamse Vest and Witte With. Dive into the closet and get al those unused toys out and enjoy a day with friends selling your old stuff!

Thu 17 April

Rotterdam Burners Café

From April till August every third thursday of the month RAAF hosts the Rotterdam Burner Café.

Sat 12 April

Jafani Festival at Aloha Bar Tropicana

Dine and Party in the old swimming pool Tropicana! On saturday the 12th from 21.00 - 02.00 Jafani Festival will take place in the Picknick Aloha Bar.

Fri 04 April


ROND DE TAFEL will host a ping pong tournament during Motel Mozaique Festival.

Mon 05 May

Bevrijdingsfestival Zuid-Holland

The Netherlands celebrate their liberation of World War II. On Liberation Day (VE day) several festivals take place, and in Rotterdam is one of them. In one of the most beautiful parls in Rotterdam you will find a diverse program of music, debates and theater.

Sat 02 August

Boothstock Festival

Get ready for the third edition of Boothstock Festival! We will take over Zuiderpark in Rotterdam with the finest electronic music and wild entertainment. To name a few: DJ Sneak, Dimitri, Catz’n Dogz, Secret Cinema, The Million Plan and Kraantje Pappie. Ticket sales have started, make sure you don’t miss out!

Sat 05 July


Dance is back in Rotterdam! DanceFloat is the name and it will be an epic dance experience onshore and offshore!

Wed 26 March

Legend of the True Cross - Bread & Puppet Theatre (Vermont, United States)

The International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) 2014 will be opened with the grandmother of modern community arts. For fifty years now, this company has been creating annual festivals that attract (and involve) thousands of people. At ICAF, Bread & Puppet will present the cryptically titled Piero Della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross (Exultation Manufacture with Crucifixion of Oppositionist).

Sat 26 April

Kralingse Bos Festival

On Saturday, April 26, will be the first edition of Kralingse Bos Festival. For more info visit our website.

Fri 18 July

Rotterdam Unlimited

Rotterdam Unlimited means an exotic transformation of the city of Rotterdam. This largely free festival contains music, dance, theater, poetry, food, carnival. Expect surprising performances and a spectacular three days of Rotterdam like you’ve never seen before!

Tue 25 March

Sound Track Special presents: Full Moon Deformed

The presentation of Mike Redman’s new project: ‘Full Moon Deformed’ in collaboration with American Horror-icon Charles Band + Exclusive screening of the 80’s cult classic ‘Puppet Master’!

Thu 27 February

Het Eendrachtsfestival

The Eendrachtsfestival is a free Rotterdam showcase festival that twice a year offers creative Rotterdammers a stage, whose goal it is to bring liveliness to the city. This edition over 100 musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and organizations will perform in twelve different venues on and around the Eendrachtsplein.

Sat 15 February

Polish your culture

“Polish your culture” is a multidimensional event promoting Polish art on many levels. That evening WORM hosts everything what Polish modern culture has to offer - movie about rebellious music, fragrant snacks known worldwide, inspiring presentation about interdisciplinary graphic design, spacial rubble-architecture and progressive ceramics, and finally a fully equipped energetic ska band that will be followed by positive dj beats in all shades of reggae, jungle and dub. Don’t let yourself miss that!

Sun 09 February

Theateravond ‘De Biecht’ #3

This sunday come and discover the Biecht festival in the Maaspodium. Young and promising artists from Rotterdam will be performing music, theatre, comedy, art and confess their creative sins to you.

Thu 23 January


Hello, this is OLFF the new Alpaca in town, FREE riding the wave of the IFFR, scanning the world for free films. The Off Leash Film Feast is the brand new Rotterdam OFF Film Festival, celebrating the joy of online cinema, copyright free movies and all those home shot film treasure’s that are hidden somewhere in your archives.

Wed 22 January

International Film Festival Rotterdam

The 43rd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place from January 22nd till February 2nd 2014. IFFR stimulates independent film and film makers from around the globe and organizes 12 days of screenings and film-related activities at over 20 locations in Rotterdam.

Thu 19 December


The WinterParade is the smaller indoor version of theatre festival the Parade, which travels through the Netherlands each summer with its colourful theatre tents.