Rotterdam Rooftop Days - dates, locations, information

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The Rotterdam Rooftop Days, better known in Dutch as 'Rotterdamse Dakendagen,' is an annual event that takes place on the first weekend of June. Reach new heights and stand tall among the skyscrapers as they open their roofs to the public.

Get your Dakpas for access to the most amazing rooftops!

Of the more than 60 participating rooftops, 20 open rooftops can only be visited on Saturdays and Sundays with a 'Dakpas' (rooftop pass) from the festival. New additions this year include De Rotterdam (151 meters), designed by Rem Koolhaas, Maassilo and Hofplein 19. 

A Dakpas will set you back €8,50 and is only valid for a specific day; you can get a ticket for use on Saturday or otherwise a ticket for use on Sunday.


There are various guided tours to choose from. The nice thing about these tours is the that you get to go to places few people have ever been to, including high above the modern Rotterdam Central Station as well as old buildings such as Laurenskerk (Grote Kerk) and Witte Huis, the first skyscraper in Europe.

The tours tend to sell out pretty quickly, so check out the programme and get your tickets* early.
• Some tickets are guided, some are not.
• Most tours are Dutch spoken.
• For some tours, it's easier to get around if you bring a bike.
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The Rooftop Days are perfect for anybody who's ever wanted to ascend the tallest buildings and enjoy the most stunning views of the city. There are all sorts of special events taking place during the Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Live music, poetry, rooftop camping, Iftar dinner, movie screenings, yoga, theatre... there's definitely a lot to see and do.

All these special events require a ticket, so be sure to check out the official Rotterdamse Dakendagen website to find out how to purchase your tickets.

Knowledge Day (Kennisdag)

On Friday, May 31st, it's Kennisdag. There's a special programme for anybody who wants to join the conversation on the future of rooftops. There's a particular focus on rooftops as public spaces. The regular tickets for Kennisdag are €40, but students pay €25. Be sure to visit the Knowledge Day webpage if you're interested in attending.

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Rotterdam Rooftop Days - Event details

Rotterdam Rooftop Days 2019


Date(s) & Time(s):
31 May (Knowledge Day)
1 - 2 June 2019 | 11:00 - 17:00

All the awesome skyscrapers and buildings

Regular: €8,50

Event type:
Architecture Festival

You can find more information by visiting the official Rotterdamse Dakendagen website

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More information on Rotterdam Rooftop Days

Rotterdam Rooftop Days are part of Rotterdam Architecture Month. For more information, check out the Rotterdamse Dakendagen website, as well as the official Facebook and Instagram profiles. 


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