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Sil Lamens
Written by Sil Lamens

For many people, the summer vacation ends in September, but that doesn't mean there's nothing left to do!

This September there are the coolest events in Rotterdam Centre. From street art to dancing on a cruise ship. We've listed some really cool ones for you.

World Port Days

Helicopters, boat parades, paratroopers, fireworks, music: experience it all on the Maas. During the World Port Days, the port of Rotterdam on September 2, 3 and 4 will be put in the spotlight.

The World Port Days is celebrating a threefold anniversary this year! It is not only the 45th anniversary of the event, the Port of Rotterdam Authority is turning 90 and the Nieuwe waterweg is celebrating its 150th anniversary! In addition, it is also the first time in 2 years that the event can continue, making it even extra special.

Whether you like ships and maritime life or not, the World Port Days are a must-see. In addition to the programme on the quay, there are also great activities in the city such as city tours and boat trips.

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Night of the Cape

Songs of life and great tales is the motto of the Night of the Cape. On September 3, you dance the night away in the Katendrecht district. In this former red light district you'll find 'a moonlit night full of things that the sunlight can't bear'.

During a very pleasant evening you can enjoy live music such as ska, hip hop, rock, pop and soul from home and abroad. Eat until you can't anymore at the food courts and jump into a bath full of Rotterdam Folklore during an Ode to the Night.

The Night of the Cape takes place in Katendrecht, but also on the most beautiful non-sailing cruise ship in the world: the SS Rotterdam. Dance in the beautiful 50s styled halls and enjoy a Rotterdam party!

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A Day At The Park

September 17th, the Kralingse Bos will be transformed into a crazy neon-coloured festival site. Enjoy house, tech-house, techno and urban from leading artists at A Day At The Park.

In addition to enjoying great music, you can also enjoy delicious food. Oh and yes, there is also a giant merry-go-round!

So come to the Kralingse Bos for a day you won't soon forget!

A Day At The Park Rotterdam
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Toffler x Weena Block Party

Nightclub Toffler and restaurant Weena will join forces on September 10. We know nightclub Toffler as a place where you normally are from night to dawn, but on September 10 there is a party from 15:00 to 22:00.

During the Toffler x Weena Blockparty you dance between the huge skyscrapers of the Rotterdam street Weena. Legendary Rotterdam DJ Michel de Hey forms the main act together with the Spanish Cuartero, while DJs such as High Sound System and Steve Riddim also keep the vibes going.

Not done partying at 10pm yet? Then dive into Toffler's illustrious bunker and dance until dawn.

Weena Rotterdam Iris van den Broek


The street art festival POW! WOW! Rotterdam will from this year on be known under the name ALL CAPS. From September 4 to 11, the Feijenoord district is completely dominated by street art.

The goal of ALL CAPS is to make high-quality art accessible. The event allows anyone who wishes to take a free look at the process of an artist and the culture that comes with street art.

Expect awesome murals from the best graffiti artists in the world! In addition, there is also room for other art disciplines within the hip-hop scene such as spoken word.

Street art door Ian Kirk Patrick dichtbij Kruiskade
Street art by Calvin Sprague Delftsestraat Eric Fecken
Sil Lamens
Written by Sil Lamens