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Sil Lamens
Written by Sil Lamens

Rotterdam has often proven itself as the perfect home for summer events. The same will be the case this summer, with plenty of fun things going on. From large and world famous events, to intimate live performances on a roof.

Summer will come this year without measures and with lots of sun! Everyone is looking forward to a summer full of activity and memories, so it is important that you know what's going on. We have therefore listed a number of sunny events for you.

Barbecues and live music with a view at DÂK

Are you a fan of barbecuing in the sun? This is possible at DÂK with an unbelievably beautiful view of the Rotterdam skyline. DÂK is a 'pop-up roof park' that has been opening its doors in the summer since 2014. In addition to your burger or delicious fries, you can enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar.

DÂK likes to work with Rotterdam clubs. Roofers are thus provided with a very nice party, on top of the West-Blaak parking garage. This summer, for example, we are collaborating with companies such as restaurant and club BIRD. A vibe is guaranteed with live music from DJs and other musicians!

If you like an underground festival atmosphere in a place that not everyone knows, DÂK is a must! DÂK opens its doors from July 15th to Saturday August 13th.

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Dance at Blijdorp Festival

Blijdorp Festival is a great festival in the Roel Langerak Park, next to Diergaarde Blijdorp, which is celebrating its 7th edition this year. In those seven editions, the festival's visitor numbers have increased tenfold from 1,500 to 15,000!

This festival features live performances by artists from a wide range of genres. Leading artists specializing in hip-hop to pop and EDM are all invited this year. For example, house and techno DJ Vladimir Dubyshkin, as well as the country's most streamed hip-hop artist Kevin (with his band 'the Animals').

Dance until you can't anymore and enjoy delicious food and drinks in one of Rotterdam's most beautiful parks. Atmospheric stages and pleasant people in sun-drenched Rotterdam on August 6th!

Blijdorp Festival Back Stage
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Rotterdam Unlimited

We have arrived in the category of huge and certainly very fun events. Summer Carnival is right around the corner. South American cheerfulness and an atmosphere that you rarely experience from the 26th to the 30th of July. Enjoy the colourful, cultural phenomenon that Rotterdam has as its proud home city.

Rotterdam Unlimited is for anyone who likes a nice piece of 'auditory violence' in the form of brass bands and sound systems. Discover the flavours of the South American cultures that Rotterdam is home to on the mercado, or watch the grand finale: the street parade. Thousands of dancers, musicians and floats pass through the city, where the party goes on until late at night.

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Swan Market

The Swan Market returns to Parklaan this summer on July 17 and August 28. Small, creative entrepreneurs provide a great cosy atmosphere and a creative and always innovative offer.

Here you can find the coolest and most diverse products made by creative people. So if you are a creative shopper, or if you want to sell something yourself, come and 'swan' on 17 July and 28 August!

World Port Days

During the World Port Days, the port of Rotterdam is put in the spotlight. Anyone can enjoy the marine life. Whether you like ships and ports or not, the shows during the World Port are impressive for everyone.

On September 2, 3 and 4, Rotterdam will be dominated by ships. 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 ships, fireworks, paratroopers, helicopters and Rotterdam harbour music!

In addition to the programme on the quay, there is still a lot to do in the city, such as various city tours and boat trips.

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Sil Lamens
Written by Sil Lamens