Het Keti Koti festival

1 July 2024

Cultureel festival

During Keti Koti we commemorate and celebrate the abolition of slavery in the Netherlands and Suriname. The commemoration is on June 30. We celebrate the liberation party on July 1 with a Keti Koti Festival. On that day in 1863, the Emancipation Act came into force and slavery was abolished in Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. Keti Koti, pronounced: (kittie’kottie), literally means Chains Broken. In Rotterdam, the monument commemorating slavery is located on the Lloydkade, on the spot where ships of the Rotterdam slave trading company Coopstad and Rochussen left for Africa. Keti Koti Rotterdam is Real Rotterdam Heritage.



About Schouwburgplein

The Schouwburgplein is a car- and bicycle-free square in Rotterdam with the Pathé Schouwburgplein cinema (clad with corrugated iron) with seven screens, and the Rotterdam Theater, and on the north side the De Doelen concert hall. Below is a large parking garage.

Materials such as epoxy, wood, rubber and metal were used for the paving. There are large moving light poles, long benches, and alternating spouting fountains. Vertical ventilation pipes are surr...

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  • 1 July 2024, 13:00-23:00