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Thu 11 June

Rotterdam Rooftopdays

Do you want to experience the city like never before? This year you can! From June 11th till June 14th, you can get on the roofs during the very first edition of the Rotterdam Rooftopdays.

Sat 16 May


Line Up: Loco Dice, Joris Voorn, Dusky Eats Everything, Tensnake, Gary Beck, Jonas Kopp, Pfirter, Clouds ROD, Secret Cinema, Egbert, Michel de Hey, Benny Rodrigues, De Sluwe Vos, Detroit Swindle, Joey Daniel, Jeff Moore, Sandeep, Nino&Frankie, Karim Soliman, Wouter S, Tenpa Post, Timeaux.

Sat 14 February

Wild Valentine: Mini film and food festival

This year won’t be a boring valentine with an obligated dinner for two.. you’re going to the movies! nhow Rotterdam and Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam organised a mini film festival ‘Wild Valentine’ with ‘Wild’ movies from the nineties with a touch of romance.

Wed 06 May

Circusstad Festival 2015

Come along (if you dare) and experience the new circus!

Thu 05 February


4 DAYS OF PERFORMANCE INSANITY. WOLFART teams up with PAE and Cateringa & Kompanen for performance installations and free performance van tour thorough the city.

Fri 13 February

Cross-linx 2015

Mark Lanegan & Squarepusher with the Metropole Orchestra
Bryce Dessner, Pekka Kuusisto, Aufgang, Nadia Sirota, Sebastian Plano, Jameszoo, and many more**

Thu 05 February

Eendracht Festival

A new year, a brand new Eendracht Festival! After a well packed and banging Pre Party event at Rotown and Bar3 on December 30th, the city centre makes its way for the winter edition of its showcase festival. On Thursday, February the 5th, 2015 several venues will be filled with talented Rotterdam acts, making downtown Rotterdam a vibrant place full of music, arts and entrepreneurship. During the upcoming Eendracht Festival you can check out over 100 musicians and artists at one of the five festival locations around, and including, the Eendrachtsplein (square).

Sat 24 January

Workshop: Make Your Own Propaganda Film

How to make a good propaganda film? Filmmaker Anna Broinowski knows all about it - she went to North Korea to learn from the experts. She will be sharing her insights in a special workshop at which you can make your own propaganda film. Including screening, a lecture and all the equipment you will need.


International Film Festival Rotterdam

44th edition International Film Festival Rotterdam Jan 21 - Feb 1: twelve days of worldwide independent, innovative and experimental cinema and visual arts.

Sat 20 December


Coolheaven Winterfest is a very cold but fiery blazing outside gypsy style happening to crackle and glow into the coming festivities!
Saturday 20 December from 14.00 to 24.00 hrs.

Sat 13 December

Witte de With Square Christmas market

Christmas trees, chestnuts and fire pits. Just before Christmas the Witte de With’s Square will be transformed into a Christmas market with more than twenty craft stalls, music and mistletoe.

Sat 13 December

Now & Wow Fest

10 Reasons to visit: hit the read more link!

Sun 30 November

Paqo Indians meet Gentle Men’s Club

City Art Rotterdam is the place to be when you are a art lover and you dig Free Jazz. The Paqo’s from the highlands of Peru will add ancient influences to modern jazz. Togethr they create music between sculptures made by Chris Ripken.

Thu 12 February

Stukafest comes to Rotterdam!

Stukafest – the “Student Room Festival”. On the 12th of February 2015, 12 student rooms will be transformed into mini stages filled with music, theatre, film, comedy, literature, poetry and modern art performances. There will be some young and promising talents as well as some more famous performers.

Sat 22 November

Autumn festival @ Rotterdamse Munt

Now it is the tough season: Rotterdamse Munt celebrates the autumn on 22 November. With a backdrop of the sparkling city , autumn leaves and real camp-fire we serve warm sounds and warming drinks , live music and poetry and the kick off a new series of movie nights from Fruit Bios. ” Do you want to experience autumn in the city? Come to our Autumn Festival. “

Sun 21 December

Ver uit de maat festival 2014

The second coming of a classic day behind borders

Sat 22 November

Het kleine Rotterdamse Munt Herfstfestival

So, and it is now time for the tough season. The little Rotterdamse Munt Autumnfestival with a tea terrace , savory and sweet treats, moroccan tea and Turkish coffee, Fruit Bios . stalls selling handicraft products , tea sommelier workshop , garden treasure hunts and movies of Fruitbios.

Wed 19 November

Cultfilm: Beatfest 2nd edition

Rotterdam Beatfest is back! An event with music, poetry and with this year as main film: Kill your Darlings. A true story about a murder in circles of Beat Poets.

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Thu 27 November

Floppy Totaal

The first festival under 1,44 MB!
It’s FREE!

Fri 07 November


The 20th VROOOM event is a jam-packed mini-festival presenting a group of diverse artists that defy genre in music, performance & video. Apocalypse Lauw is a wild and wanton tour de force of Icelandic, American and German artists and musicians staging an amalgam of improvised poetry, noise music and video. Junko & Michel Henritzi will either totally transfix people or have them stagger to the emergency exit; a once-in-a-lifetime experience regardless. The trio Yassin / Sehnaoui / Prins will play unruly live improv filtering through their Lebanese and Dutch practices.