Rotterdam offers a rich range of festivals, which extend beyond just music festivals. From lFFR and Cross Comix to the World Port Days, there is something for everyone. Below you will discover various festivals in our city, including when you can visit them in 2024!
From January 25 to February 4, 2024 it's time again for the best film festival there is: International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)! During IFFR, Rotterdam cinemas, theaters and arthouses open their doors to a wide range of films from all over the world.
The great diversity of the films is typical of the IFFR. During the last edition in 2023, they had a total of around 220 official IFFR films, by filmmakers from more than 60 countries. World-famous producers from home and abroad, as well as promising young filmmakers, are given a stage during IFFR.
The IFFR 2024 programme is not yet known at the time of writing. Stay informed about IFFR 2024 via the button below!
A nice tip for Rotterdam music festival goers, because every year the Blijdorp Festival in the Roel Langerak Park is a great event.
This festival features live performances by artists from a wide range of genres. Every year they invite leading artists specialized from hip-hop to pop and EDM.
At the time of writing, the date of 2024 is not yet known.
Every year you visit the largest indoor jazz festival in the world in Rotterdam South. Of course we're talking about NN North Sea Jazz! During the largest jazz festival in the Benelux you will see live performances by world-famous jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop artists.
North Sea Jazz has been the city's largest music festival for years. The international phenomenon has been taking place in Rotterdam Ahoy since 2006 and has become a major attraction. In 2024 you will visit North Sea Jazz on July 12, 13 and 14. The programme is not yet known at the time of writing.
During the Rotterdam Roof Days you will visit various roofs in our city for a weekend. You can enjoy various rooftop routes, tours and theater performances throughout Rotterdam. There are also beautiful cycling and walking routes to follow, alone or with a guide.
In addition to the annual festival weekend, an extra project is often organised, such as the Rotterdam Rooftop Walk in 2022 and Bovenop Zuid in 2023.
Curious about the 10th edition in 2024? This will take place from May 24 to 26, 2024. The programme is not yet known at the time of writing.
Cross Comix shows that visual storytelling is also a mature art form by linking it to other art disciplines and current events.
During the Cross Comix festival you will meet dozens of makers in the Cross Comix Atelier. Read and/or buy zines with visual stories from around the world, learn how to screen print and learn more about specific topics during the Show & Tell programmes.
Cross Comix is back on September 20 and 21 in 2024.
During the World Port Days, the port of Rotterdam is put in the spotlight. Everyone can take a look behind the scenes of maritime life. Whether you like shipping and ports or not, the shows during the world port are impressive for everyone.
In addition to boat parades, there are also fireworks shows and the Royal Navy shows what they have to offer. So expect spectacle in the form of gigantic ships, fireworks, parachutists, helicopters and Rotterdam harbour music!
In 2024, the World Port Days will be on September 6, 7 and 8.
These were the various festivals in Rotterdam. What are you putting in your agenda for 2024?