Rotterdam is number 1 in The Netherlands when it comes to (free) festivals. The year around but especially in Summer about every week a festival takes place. Highlights are the Summer Carnival in the last weekend of July and the Dance Parade in on the 2nd Saturday in August. But many more festivals are highly appreciated. The World Port Days take place in the 1st weekend of September.

Other festivals:

Dunya Festival (multicultural), Bavaria City Racing, Rotterdam on Wheels, Wednesday Night Skate, Military Tattoo, September in Rotterdam, Heerlijk Rotterdam, Open Air Cinema, Metropolis Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival.

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