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Rotterdam is a city where no less than 186 different nationalities are living together. A highlight on the Rotterdam agenda, celebrate cosmopolitan diversity and visit Rotterdam for the well-loved Unlimited Festival from 25 - 29 July 2017.

Rotterdam Unlimited celebrates the diversity at it's best. Artists from various cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles meet, interact and co-create at this vibrant festival. Rotterdam Unlimited is a five-day festival with a multidisciplinary program of music, dance, theater, poetry and storytelling; with stages, tents, parades and other mobile accessories. The festival is also a platform for the presentation of metropolitan top talents.

Rotterdam Unlimited

Things to do in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a major port city in the Netherlands and is home to The Maritime Museum, a large indoor market hall and well renowned architecture. Amongst these things to do in Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Unlimited festival celebrates summer in style and welcomes many vistors to the city during the month of July.

The programme for the festival includes a variety of entertainment including:

Music on the big stage

Rotterdam Unlimited presents spectacular acts and artists on the free accessible outdoor stages. With more than 60 acts and top artists from all over the world you'll have no excuse for being bored.

Visit Rotterdam Unlimited for the Summer Carnival

The Summer Carnival street parade will be back on 29 July and it's going to be huge as always. The city of Rotterdam will be overwhelmed by a wave of colors, joy and an incredible boost of energy. More than 30 floats, 2,500 dancers, a parade over 5km in length, the most beautiful costumes and more. Also the Battle of Drums, with the most spectacular percussion acts will be present. Summer Carnival turns the streets of Rotterdam into one massive street party and everyone is invited. Carnival in the Netherlands is not to be missed.

Special projects

Rotterdam is proud to be a city of many cultures. Rotterdam has more than 174 different nationalities and cultures that all have a strong tradition in the field of art and culture. Surinamese, Antilleans, Chinese, Turks, Moroccans are just a few of the many cultures that are at home in Rotterdam. These cultural traditions will be presented and celebrated at the Rotterdam Unlimited festival. Get a flavour of life within a foreign culture.

Rotterdam agenda: Festival market

The Mercado is the kitchen of Rotterdam Unlimited and here are many delicacies to try here. The Mercado will take place on Friday 28 July and Saturday 29 July on the Coolsingel in the center of the city. Are you interested in hosting your own market stall? Visit the website for more information.

Rotterdam Unlimited: Programme

With a versatile and varied programme, the festival aims to please everyone. Enjoy music, dance, poetry, and film, or visit the Summer Carnival for a tropical morning/afternoon.

Acts include Joey Montana, Ronnie Flex, New Sensa, Skip & Die, and Sevval Kayhan. Click here for more.

Get an impression:

How to get to the festival in Rotterdam

It is difficult to reach the festival by car. Rotterdm Unlimited's organisers recommend you use public transport to access the festival locations.

Date, time and tickets

The festival will be held from Tuesday 25 July to Saturday 29 July 2017 and is free. 


For more information visit the event website:

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