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Top 5 Events in Rotterdam That You Should Not Miss This Year!

Did you know? Rotterdam is one the best festival city in the world and was voted the best festival city in Europe several times by the IFEA World Festival & Event City. There is something for everyone here event-wise in Rotterdam from the International Film Festival, North Sea Jazz and numerous small festivals. Keep reading as we give you a list of some of the top events and festivals happening in the city to give you inspiration and keep you informed during your trip. Be sure to book your stay with us at PREMIER SUITES Rotterdam, your home away from home.

Chinese New Year

Celebrated from January 22 until January 29th, the Chinese New Year is celebrated with vibrant colours and noise on the West-Kruiskade. This is the largest national Chinse New Year in the Netherlands.The heart of the festival is held at Wijkpark Oude Westen, however, there are an array of Chinese activities spread throughout the city such as Koopgoot, Markthal and Katendrecht.

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam is known to have some of the largest events in both the country and the world, the Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Netherlands. This event takes place from January 25th until February 5th, this festival offers a high-quality line up of fiction documentaries, short films, feature films and other forms of media art. The epicentre is based at the Schouwburgplein, however, there are many activities and entertainment options spread over various cinemas and locations throughout the city. Ideal for the film lovers in the group.

North Sea Jazz

The largest indoor music festival in the world, the North Sea Jazz festival should be a must on your list. This is a three-day programme carried with the best Rotterdam jazz, such as blues, soul, funk, hip hop, world, pop and much more. There are over 300 converts that are scattered around 100 locations in the city, a great chance to explore the city and discover new favourite artists. This event takes place, from July 7th – 9th.

Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam

A Rotterdam tradition every August the city holds the ultimate open cinema experience for both locals and visitors. The Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam will screen special films for nineteen summer evenings. Buy a ticket and find a nice spot with your loved one or friend, you can also rent a chair, and enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Ideal for a romantic date idea or a fun friend catch-up.

New Year’s Eve

The largest fireworks show in the Netherlands will be held in Rotterdam again for the 14th time in a row. Discover the holiday season with a trip abroad, and enjoy the magical firework show on Erasmus Bridge and ring in the New Year. Dance the night away with incredible nightlife. A magical experience for everyone involved.

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