In June 2022, Rotterdam may be more fun than ever! It’s not just Rotterdam Architecture Month (hello iconic pink and orange roof project!); the city is bustling with dozens of parties, festivals and events. We highlight eight. Please note: some events are now (almost) sold out.
Also check the handy overview of Uitagenda Rotterdam and Rotterdam Festivals for the complete offer.
Yardbird Festival | June 11
On June 11, Yardbird takes over Keile District with three diverse stages, a vintage market and more. During Yardbird Festival, different cultures come together ‘in an atmosphere built on eclectic sounds’. Expect the best hip hop, R&B, future beats, groovy disco and house and warm Afro sounds†
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Boothstock Festival & Kidsstock | June 11 & 12
Do you like a bit of variety during a festival day? At Boothstock Festivals you dance to hip-hop in addition to house and techno. Both international stars and Rotterdam heroes are on stage here. There is a special program for kids on Sunday 12 June: Kidsstock.
Click here for more information about Boothstock Festival & Kidsstock.
Hidden Gardens | June 11 & 12
Discover the many green paradises of the city during Hidden Gardens. Dozens of garden owners – from Vreewijk to Prinsenland and from Delfshaven to Kralingen – open their hidden country estates to the public for a weekend. During these days you enjoy unexpected green spots and get all kinds of ideas for your own garden.
Look here for more information about Hidden Gardens.
Rotterdam Pride 2022 x Pink Saturday | June 17 to 26
Pink Saturday is the oldest gay pride from the Netherlands and travels to a different city every year. This year Rotterdam Pride is the proud host of this event, on Saturday 18 June. We celebrate this with a free festival on the Coolsingel, with a broad program that connects the LGBTQIA+ community from Rotterdam and the whole of the Netherlands. The program includes a pride marchlive acts such as Duncan Laurence and S10 and DJ sets from Willie Wartaal, Doppelgang and more.
Look here for more information about Rotterdam Pride 2022 x Pink Saturday.
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Permanent Festival | June 18
The Permanent Festival in the Keile District has four stages, and is located at the intersection of underground and bigger acts. This will be a mecca for electronic music lovers. The organization offers a stage to both DJs and live acts that are rarely found in other places in the city.
Look here for more information about Permanent Festival.
North Sea Round Town | June 23 to July 10
North Sea Round Town is the annual fringe festival by NN North Sea Jazz, which is touring Rotterdam with more than 375 concerts. Discover the best jazz, soul, r&b, funk, improv, electronic, hip-hop, and pop in 125 different locations in all districts of the city.
Click here for more information about North Sea Round Town.
Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival | June 24 to 26
Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival is a pleasant, accessible festival in the Oude Noorden, where the artists make sure you start dancing. Of course you hear a lot of bluegrass, but also other forms of roots music, such as country, folk and americana. And that in the middle of the Pijnackerplein!
Look here for more information about Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival.
Rotterdam Cost | June 30 to July 2
RotterdamseKost will set up the sea containers for the ss Rotterdam this year. The concept remains the same: a traditional Rotterdam event with three days of cultural, culinary and musical programming from Rotterdam soil. From the culinary delights of starred restaurant Fred to the Asian comfort food of Asian Glories. The artists are also well-known from the city, with, among others, The Kik & Friends, Shirma Rouse, the Hermes House Band, Convoi Exceptional and The Amazing Stroopwafels performing.
Look here for more information about RotterdamseKost.
View the complete festival offer on the website of Uitagenda Rotterdam and Rotterdam Festivals.