Rotterdam Events During Your Stay at The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam


Events in the city

The city’s events agenda features something fun and exciting almost every month. Combine your visit to any of the events in the city with a luxury overnight stay.


Operadagen Rotterdam is an international festival with a focus on new developments in opera and music theatre. More than ever before singers, musicians, actors, directors, and designers are moulding the classical opera repertoire to their will.

Whilst keeping intact the spirit of the works, they find new interpretations that resonate with the world of today and tomorrow. Operadagen Rotterdam invites the audience to broaden their mind and experience the latest developments.

Freedom, equality, fraternity. The famous slogan of the French Revolution has lost none of its relevance in the 21st century. After the central themes of Liberty (2013) and Fraternity (2014), equality is the leitmotiv of this year's festival.

The 10th edition of Operadagen Rotterdam takes place from 22 until 31 May 2015 in various locations around Rotterdam.

The longest non-stop relay race in the world: from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam. The RoParun is also a fundraisor for people suffering from cancer.

skûtsje is a Frisian sailing boat of the type tjalk, originally an ordinary cargo boat, but today it is used for competition and one of the icons of Friesland. The highlight of the event, the matches of the twelve renowned skûtsjes from Friesland.The winners from IFKS (Iepen Fryske Kampioenskippen Skûtsjesilen) will leave Friesland and make their appearance in Rotterdam to compete for the Kralinger Cup, on the Kralingse Plas.

Street food festival in the Museumpark of Rotterdam. Enjoy three days of delicious food, drinks, and music.

A new festival is born: Rotterdam Roof Days (´Dakendagen´), taking place from 11 till 14 June, offers a new perspective on the city and provides a meeting place for anyone who wants to experience Rotterdam as never before. 

Experience Julia, a breathtaking show in Ahoy, on Friday 12 June and Saturday 13 June. Julia is a classic love story, which is being told through symphonic music and portrayed by dance, song, and air acrobatics. The show is performed under the guidance of Guy Caron: the man who made the Cirque du Soleil famous.

Musicians from the jazz world have come to Ahoy Rotterdam for years to put on fantastic shows during the Port of Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival. For three days, the world stars and new talents treat the audience to great musical performances. From jazz to blues and soul to Latin; all genres pass this biggest indoor jazz festival in the world.

The 40th edition has the following artists:
Friday 10 July: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock*, Alabama Shakes, The Stanley Clarke Band, Benjamin Clementine, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo 

Saturday 11 July: Paolo Nutini, Ron Carter's Foursight, Beth Hart, Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Lee Konitz Quartet 

Sunday 12 July: Lionel Richie, Hozier, Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot*, Laura Mvula & Metropole Orkest, Hans Dulfer The 75/60 Road Tour

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Experience Julia in Ahoy Rotterdam

Experience Julia

A breathtaking show in Ahoy Rotterdam on 12 or 13 June

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Lunch Menu in The Manhattan Hotel Rotterdam

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