Summer = park
In the summer months, the parks are the place to be. Lots of the festivals held in Rotterdam’s parks are free. Examples include the Metropolis festival (where you can see bands play live before their big breakthrough), the fairytale Duizel in het Park festival (a veritable valhalla for children) and the Day of Romantic Music (rustling gowns, white wine, oysters and string quartets). If you love good food, Rotterdam is a great place to eat. From small-scale markets in city squares, like the Rotterdam Harvest Market, to popular food truck festivals like HOP Rotterdam and Rrrollend Rotterdam: food festivals are hot.