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Events you don’t want to miss in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a busy city with a growing population. The more people and cultures we have in Rotterdam, the more exciting events we get to enjoy every year! Everything from food festivals to Comic Cons has something for all tastes and ages. Every month has something new to enjoy so make sure to check out a Rotterdam events guide while you’re here. Before you fill up your Rotterdam trip with exciting events, book the perfect even accommodation in the city. PREMIER SUITES offers flexible, affordable accommodation for couples, groups, and families in the heart of the city. Book on our website to enjoy our best available rates and special offers.

Rotterdam Unlimited 

After two years of cancellations, dates for  Rotterdam Unlimited and Summercarnival for this year have been confirmed, July 26 – 30, 2022. The Summercarnival Street Parade is an explosion of colour, music, high-energy dancing and a parade with captivating floats. Enjoy diverse and exciting acts like Mr Vegas, the Cubans of Septeto Santiaguero and Cape Verdean R&B star Dino D’Santiago. Enjoy 2500 dancers worldwide, 25 carnival groups, DJs and events across the city. Summer carnival is the largest Caribbean street party in the Netherlands and best of all, it’s mostly free for everyone. Check out the official website for a full list of the many exciting events taking place this July.

Click here for more information on Rotterdam Unlimited Summer Carnaval.

Blijdorp Festival

Music, art and happiness are the themes of the Blijdorp Festival which takes place on 6th August 2022. More than 50 artists are scheduled to perform and exhibit on 6 different stages, from local talent to the finest international acts. Nightclub RTM, which now boasts a fantastic 24-hour permit, has been added to the programme and is sure to draw a crowd of hardcore partiers. We’re promised the biggest and best festival so far after a couple of years of missing out. The festival returns to the Roel Langerakpark after two years with headliners like Kevin, Speedy J, Seth Troxler and S10. Buy your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

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We’ve had to wait a while but at the end of August, we’ll be delighted to welcome back the 10th anniversary of CuliNESSE to Rotterdam. This year we’ll be treated to the best artists and many culinary delights from the most well-rated restaurants in Rotterdam. Wear your stretchiest pants on 25, 26 & 27 August 2022 and sample flavours, combinations and creations from around the world at this popular foodie festival. You’ll catch performances by fantastic artists like Krezip, Anouk and Chef’s Special while you enjoy plenty of delicious food and drink. You can also enjoy live demos and much more. It’s a great weekend for lovers of food and music.

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Festival Downtown

Make sure 9 & 10th September are free so you can visit Rotterdam to enjoy the fantastic Festival Downtown. This annual progressive music festival boasts serious, international headliners but also firmly believes in its local scene. This is the 7th edition of the festival after continued success in building a progressive, opinionated and diverse scene over the past 6 years. This year will be extra special in collaboration with RSCW presenting the strongest hip-hop lineup ever announced. You can enjoy performances from Kevin & The Animals, Jonna Fraser & The Lions, ADF Samski & many more diverse and exciting acts from both local and international origins. With a beautiful backdrop of the inner city of Rotterdam, PREMIER SUITES is sure to fill up fast because of our central location. We’re looking forward to this truly unique lineup. 

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Cross Comix

Something proud to be a little bit different comes to Rotterdam from 23rd until 26th September in the form of Cross Comix. Cross Comix brings a mix of heroes, famous names and young talents to Theatre Rotterdam, giving one big stage for comics, cartoons and similar arts. With crossovers between images and art, politics, technology, science, media and philosophy, it’s a real treat for lovers of graphic novels, cosplay and visual arts. Enjoy talks, music, exhibitions and hands-on activities aimed at fostering a love for all things comics in this unique weekend event.

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Book your stay in PREMIER SUITES PLUS Rotterdam soon for what promises to be a busy year of events. We look forward to welcoming you.


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