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Our Tips To Celebrate The Holidays In Rotterdam!

Dordrecht’s December Days

Enjoy the warmth and joy of Christmas during Dordrecht’s December Days, taking place from 9th until 18th of December 2022. Dordrecht is a small city 25 minutes away from Rotterdam. During December Days, the city gets enlightened with beautiful decorations, amazing winter squares and Christmas stalls. Christmas trees will be located around the city centre adding to the festive magical feeling, and providing plenty of photo opportunities!

Want to grab a bite or something to drink? Treat yourself to Dordrecht’s typical delicacies at the Wooden Chalets. Make sure to visit the main Winter Squares: Grotekerkstuin, Voorstraat West near the Town Hall, Scheffersplein and Vriesestraat near Distilleerderij Rutte

Go back in time and do the ‘’Dwaalspoor’’ walking route. The journey will take you to over ten beautiful locations that will be illuminated with magical light projections and breath-taking animations. During this route, you will feel as if you are living a real-life fairytale! 

Christmas Circus in Rotterdam Ahoy

Get ready for a spectacular Christmas circus at Rotterdam Ahoy! The circus will be in Rotterdam from 25th December 2022 until 1st January 2023! This year’s Christmas Circus is celebrating its 50th anniversary, ensuring you will be mesmerized by an unforgettable show! It is a perfect outing for anyone who likes a good laugh and surprising acts! The circus has a live orchestra, a bar, an amazing restaurant and exciting attractions. The artists, clowns and acrobats are looking forward to welcoming you to the circus’ 50th birthday celebration! Tickets start from 32,95 € p.p. 

A typical Dutch New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam!

3 2 1… Happy New Year! Do you want to start the year with a bang? The Dutch really know how to celebrate when it comes to New Year’s Eve, with Rotterdam being a hive of activity! Every year the city gets together with more than 60.000 people at the Erasmus bridge to admire the biggest firework display in the city! Enjoy the national fireworks across the whole city at the Boompjeskade to get the best views!

Make your evening complete with a typical Dutch tradition: Oliebollen! Every year the Dutch eat ‘’oliebollen’’ during New Year’s Eve. These traditional Dutch pastries are deep-fried dough balls can be eaten plain, with sugar, raisins or chocolate. Oliebollen stalls can be found very easily around the city so definitely give it a try!

Festive accommodation in Rotterdam

Looking for accommodation over the holidays? PREMIER SUITES PLUS Rotterdam brings home a little closer during the festive season with its spacious serviced apartments. It is ideally located in the city centre of Rotterdam, opposite Central Station. 


Learn all about PREMIER SUITES and discover things to do and see near our fantastic city centre locations.

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