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.


Tough, brutal, dynamic, modern: Rotterdam knows no fear! For no fewer than 175 years, the way in which the city has been recurrently renovated, revamped and altered, in a persistent process of construction, demolition, reconstruction and expansion, has been carefully and lovingly depicted. High-rise, space, water and wind have consistently determined the atmosphere in this multicultural, international city that longs to become a metropolis. In the past 175 years, the process of change has led to many exceptional photographic assignments, photos and photo series. The exhibition will take place in Nederlands Fotomuseum

Pasar Malam Asia is a spectacular event filled with music, exotic scents, many cultural shows, and a wide range of bands and musicians from the Netherlands and abroad.

With the fastest marathon course in the world and an unequalled atmosphere, this event, the biggest one-day sporting event in The Netherlands, may rightfully claim to be the running experience of the year.

Dance party in the heart of Rotterdam at Willemsplein square , with the latest techno and house music.

Cities all over the Netherlands celebrate freedom every year on Liberation Day. In Rotterdam, the festivities will include debates, workshops, children’s activities, veteran speed-dating & loads of music.

Vroesenpark transforms into a large open-air restaurant with dozens of mobile kitchens where food, drinks, live music and theater are combined.

Last year more than 22,000 participants stood at the starting line, including some of the world's top athletes. Several bands, DJ's, acts and orchestras will perform alongside the course of the NN Marathon Rotterdam to support the runners and the spectators with their music. The musicians bring together the heartbeat of the thousands of runners with the urban beat of the city. 

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.

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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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