Rotterdam, the city of musical discoveries. Whether you prefer to discover underground bands or are looking for greatness at the performances of world-famous artists, in this article we share various music venues and unique locations where Rotterdam brings its concerts to life.
Rotown, located on the Nieuwe Binnenweg, has been a prominent place for more than 25 years as a popular music venue, café and restaurant in one. This is the home base for music lovers to discover new music and visit interesting music events, such as Rotown Nights, Open Mic Night and 80s, 90s and 00s Alternative.
The stage regularly features talented bands and artists in various (alternative) music genres. This year already promises a number of great performances, with names such as Dave Hause, Jack Shore, The Luka State, Absynthe Minded and Black Foxxes on the programme. In short, Rotown is the place for a fun night out with good food, drinks and of course music!
De Doelen is, among other things, a concert hall and music venue, so as expected you have come to the right place for great concerts. And make no mistake, these are certainly not just classical concerts. Jazz, pop and even dance performances also take place in De Doelen.
There are also sometimes film screenings here with live music. Frontrunner Anika already tipped it off in her article: "My personal favourite for a date night in Rotterdam Centre? These are the film screenings with live music. While the film is projected on a screen, an orchestra brings the film music to life. Trust me, you experience the film so much more intensively!"
From Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings to even Love Actually and National Geographic - different types of films have already taken place.
Rotterdam Ahoy is definitely the right place for a concert. Countless performances take place here every year. If you look at their website you will see a lot of big names in the 2024 programme, including Jason Derulo, Tom Odell, The Smashing Pumpkins + Interpol and Acda en de Munnik.
In addition, Rotterdam Ahoy is home to the largest indoor jazz festival in the world every year: NN North Sea Jazz. This year the festival returns on July 12, 13 and 14, 2024 with legends and new talent from the jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop world.
The Laurenskerk is an unforgettable location for a concert. And luckily their programme is always full of interesting events. One of these is Domestica Rotterdam. This unusual ensemble consists of members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly plays in the Laurenskerk.
Anika also wrote about this earlier in her article: "The opera repertoire is tackled in an intimate atmosphere. The combination of the singing, acoustics, location and the strings makes the whole thing a stimulation for your senses. This will certainly be an evening you won't want to miss any time soon. to forget!"
You can find out when the next performance is on the website of both the Laurenskerk and Domestica Rotterdam.