Rotterdam has a rich cultural life. Renowned museums, art institutions and galleries display the most controversial art, both old and new. Outdoors you also come across the most beautiful artworks and graffiti. See #rotterdamART for inspiration.
If you love theatre, dance and music, then the (inter)national programmes of the Rotterdam theatres and concert halls provide plenty to choose from.
Rotterdam was nominated the world’s best festival city a couple years ago, and with good reason. Not only does the city host many different festivals (not just in sultry summer, but also in the icy winter months), Rotterdam’s festival organisers also demonstrate daring and a drive to innovate in the programmes they design.Read more
The Dutch port city of Rotterdam is an open-air gallery of modern and contemporary art, set against a backdrop of some of the most adventurous architecture in Europe.