Kidsstock is a family festival with workshops, performances, and food court. The event takes place every summer at the Kralingse Plas in Rotterdam.
Attend performances by popular singers and illusionists. Dance together to the best house classics, or rather bump into your friends in bumper cars? It's all possible on at the Kidsstock family festival. The Kralingse Plas in Rotterdam will be the setting for a day full of entertainment for young and old. Think of a unique programme spread over several stages, with music being the common thread.
The next Kidsstock event takes place on Sunday, 11 June 2023 at Kralingse Plas, Rotterdam, from 13:00 to 20:00. Tickets are required for entry. A ticket for children over 6 and adults costs €25 each, for children aged 3 to 6 years a ticket costs €12.50 and children under 3 can join their parents for free.
What to expect at Kidsstock 2023?
The Kralingse Plas in Rotterdam will be the setting for a day full of entertainment for young and old. Think of a unique programme spread over several stages, with music being the common thread. The acts range from the iconic band VOF de Kunst to Bankzitters (known from YouTube) and duo performances by top Dutch DJs with their kids.
DJ Michel de Hey performing with daughter LouLou. Credit: Yvette de Wit
And also be sure to take a stroll to be surprised by a special mix of walking theatre and entertainment. Or join one of the many workshops where crafts and new skills are taught. Of course, there will also be plenty of goodies to eat at the food trucks on the day, such as poffertjes or pizzas, and for parents there will be a fine wine bar with a varied selection.
A food truck at Kidsstock. Credit: Yvette de Wit
Besides dancing to the finest house classics, the kids can also get to work themselves at the craft square led by the duo Klieder en Klodder. From making a musical instrument to designing and making a hat or your own Kidsstock bag, it's all possible here. The little ones can colour and listen to a story by Hakim Traïdia (known from Sesame Street). Of course, there is also plenty of room for craziness and magic. Like Bubblica's enchanting soap bubble show and Turbo Touw Tornado's giant rope-jumping machine. Or how about a happy, flirty old-timer handing out sweets or a (robot) monkey that can ride a motorbike.
Kids participating in creative workshops at Kidsstock. Credit: Yvette de Wit
The organizers behind Kidsstock
Kidsstock is a co-creation of four fathers and their seven children. The dads are no strangers to the festival world; they are also behind Boothstock and used to conceive and run the Dance Parade. "Our kids comment on everything. Everything we come up with has to be better, more fun and wilder from them. Then we decided they should organise a festival themselves. That's how this youth advisory board came about. From the name to the programming, the children have determined what this festival looks like," says the organisers.
For more information about the programme and conditions, take a look at the Kidsstock website.
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