Many days off
Not only the weather but also the many public holidays ensure that spring is the ideal time to come to Rotterdam for a day or longer. There are many festivals in the city on King’s Day, such as Kralingse Bos Festival and Oranjebitter, but there are also plenty of fun events on Easter, Pentecost and Ascension Day. The programme of Remembrance Day (4 May ) and Liberation Day (5 May) is more extensive than normal because the liberation of the Netherlands was 75 years ago. The shops in the centre are open on all of the public holidays and the terraces are open again too. If it looks like it’s going to rain, then pop into a beer café or cocktail bar.