A sunny park, a romantic atmosphere and delicious picnic baskets. Listening to romantic music while sipping a glass of wine. Concerts will be performed on various stages with classical and popular romantic music, gipsy music and arias.
Rotterdam Festivals coordinates Rotterdam’s events policy and encourages culture participation of the citizens of Rotterdam. For more information about festivals and events in Rotterdam, visit www.rotterdamfestivals.nl
Experience the largest tropical party in Europe! Don't miss these awesome days of sun, warmth and cultural tradition in Rotterdam. Almost 1 million visitors visit this two-day Caribbean Carnival every year, dancing to Latin music in the city centre of Rotterdam and looking at the colorful costumes and floats in the massive street parade.
The Summer Carnival kicks off on Friday with the Battle of Drums. Four Brassbands leave from four different locations and they meet each other for the Battle at the Bavaria Stage on the Coolsingel. Over a hundred percussionists and trumpettists try to exceed in this musical battle. The winner will be announced as 'Best Brassband of Summer Carnival 2012'.
On Saturday the big Street Parade emerges in the city centre. Go see the Summer Carnival Queen, who is elected one week in advance and will be part of the parade. At night you can party on the Brazilian Way and dance to the beats of the hottest Latin artists and DJ’s from all over the world at two live stages on the Coolsingel and Churchillplein.
The Parade is a travelling theatre festival with music, literature, dance, film, visual arts and great food & drinks! The mobile summer festival travels between the four major Dutch cities Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam and stays there for at least a week. The Parade kicks off in Rotterdam with more than 80 acts and usually attracts over 250.000 spectators.
Every single day, performers surprise the spectators with different acts varying from 3 till 40 minutes again and again. The shows contain magicians, dancers, pop musicians, escape artists and short films. The Parade Rotterdam is value for money as it starts in the afternoon and ends late at night, especially during the weekend.
The Kunsthal Rotterdam shows famous and (yet) unknown photos of the world around the legend Warhol and the era he lived in. Photos of Andy Warhol and the photographers around him, f.e. David McCabe, Billy Name, Robert Mapplethorpe and Thomas Hoepker give a characteristic image of the New York underground scene surrounding The Factory in the sixties. The photo's come from the private collection ‘From Cobra to Contemporary' of Hugo and Carla Brown. The collection consists of almost a thousand works, from paintings of the CoBrA movement to more recent work of famous artists and new talent.
4 February 2012 - 4 March 2012
Object Rotterdam is the international fair for autonomous design. At least 20 international participants display unique or limited edition objects from the world of contemporary design, crafts and jewellery. LP2 in Las Palmas.
Art Rotterdam is an art fair and an excellent venue for discovering rising stars and tracking the latest trends in visual art. 70 international galleries present their most provocative artists. Cruise Terminal.