ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Rotterdam - information

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Rotterdam - information

The annual ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is the biggest tournament of its kind in the Netherlands. Past winners include tennis greats such as Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Stan Wawrinka Tomáš Berdych and Juan Martín del Potro.
In February 2024, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held in Rotterdam for the 51st time. The exact dates are 10 – 18 February 2024, and the location is Rotterdam Ahoy
Ever since its inception in 1972, the Rotterdam Open has been growing steadily. In 2018, the 45th edition of the World Tennis Tournament drew 122,846 spectators; a record for the Rotterdam-based ATP World Tour 500 series tournament. 

Who's playing at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament?

Expect to see these top players in action in the singles tournament: 
  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Jannik Sinner
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Holger Rune
  • Tallon Griekspoor
  • ...
The field is further completed by:
  • four players from the qualification tournament
  • one possible special exempt
  • one possible A+ wildcard
If the last two are not available, the next registered players will enter the tournament. 
While the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is a men's singles and doubles tournament, the event also includes a Wheelchair Tennis ITF-1 level singles and doubles tournament. 
Félix Auger Aliassime wins the 2022 ABN AMRO world tennis tournament in RotterdamFélix Auger Aliassime wins the 2022 ABN AMRO world tennis tournament in Rotterdam

Past results of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

The Rotterdam Open has been around since 1976 and has had many of tennis' greatest players grace its court. Past winners include tennis legends such as Arthur Ashe (1972, 1975, 1976) and Boris Becker (1992). In 1979 Björn Borg defeated John McEnroe 6-4 6-2 to win the tournament final.
Recent tournament winners include Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Stan Wawrinka Tomáš Berdych and Juan Martín del Potro. Roger Federer is tied with Arhur Ashe for the most singles tournament wins at three a piece.
  • 2023 - Daniil Medvedev def. Jannik Sinner (5-7, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 2022 - Félix Auger-Aliassime def. Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-4 6-2)
  • 2021 - Andrey Rublev def. Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (4), 6-4.
  • 2020 - Gael Monfils def. Felix Auger Aliassime | 6-2, 6-4
  • 2019 - Gael Monfils def. Stan Wawrinka | 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
  • 2018 - Roger Federer def. Grigor Dimitrov | 6–2, 6–2
  • 2017 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. David Goffin | 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
  • 2016 - Martin Kližan def. France Gaël Monfils | 6–7(1–7), 6–3, 6–1
  • 2015 - Stan Wawrinka def. Tomáš Berdych | 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  • 2014 - Tomáš Berdych def. Marin Čilić | 6–4, 6–2
  • 2013 - Juan Martín del Potro def. Julien Benneteau | 7–6(7–2), 6–3
You can find the official list of participants for the singles and doubles tournaments on the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament website.

Event details

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 2023

Rotterdam Ahoy
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
11 - 19 February 2023

Andrey Rublev and others.

Get your tickets on the website.

Event type:
ATP World Tour 500 series tournament



Location: Rotterdam Ahoy

Not sure how to get there? Be sure to check out our directions to Rotterdam Ahoy.
2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Rotterdam - dates, info

2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Rotterdam - dates, info

Rotterdam is set to host the start of the prestigious 2024 Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, marking the event's first commencement outside France. Scheduled from 12 to 18 August, the race will feature three stages across the Netherlands, including The Hague and Dordrecht, promoting cycling and physical activity.

Key details of the event

The event kicks off on 11 August with a city program in Rotterdam, offering cycling tours and opportunities to experience the Tour route. The race begins on 12 August at Rotterdam's Museumpark, next to the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, covering 138 kilometers to The Hague through Voorne-Putten and Westland, finishing in Kijkduin.

Stages and routes

On 13 August, two stages are scheduled. The morning stage is a 73-kilometre ride from Dordrecht to Rotterdam, passing through Kinderdijk and Alblasserwaard. The afternoon features a 6-kilometre individual time trial in Rotterdam, starting at Erasmusbrug, passing iconic landmarks like the Willemsbrug, and concluding on the Boompjes. Following the Rotterdam stages, the tour proceeds to a stage from Valkenburg to Liège, ending at l’Alpe d’Huez on 18 August.

Local impact and anticipation

Rotterdam's Alderman for Sports, Faouzi Achbar, along with officials from The Hague and Dordrecht, have expressed pride and enthusiasm for hosting the event, highlighting its significance in promoting city engagement and cycling.

Directions to Museumpark

Museumpark, the starting point, is conveniently located near Rotterdam's heart, easily accessible by public transportation. Known for its cultural vibrancy, the area serves as a central hub for locals and visitors alike.


Rotterdam Night Walk - date, information, route

Rotterdam Night Walk - date, information, route

The third edition of the Rotterdam Night Walk is set to illuminate the city streets on the evening of 27 December, offering a unique walking experience for residents and visitors alike.

Third edition of Rotterdam Night Walk announced

The third edition of the Rotterdam Night Walk is scheduled for the evening of 27 December, 2023. Participants can choose between two routes, approximately 7 or 12 km long, through the illuminated streets of Rotterdam. The event will take place after the Christmas holidays, providing an opportunity for walking enthusiasts to engage in physical activity.

New route explores Delfshaven and western Rotterdam

This year, the event will feature a new route. Instead of starting and finishing in the city centre, the walk will explore Delfshaven and the western parts of Rotterdam. Entertainment will be provided along the route, enhancing the overall experience.

Event details

Participants will receive a starting ticket and refreshments during the walk. A commemorative pin will be given at the finish line. The event will commence as darkness falls, between 17:45 and 19:00.

Supporting Stichting Jarige Job

This year's event will support Stichting Jarige Job, a foundation that assists families in the Netherlands who cannot afford to celebrate their children's birthdays. The foundation provides a birthday box worth €35, containing all the essentials for a proper birthday celebration at home and school.

How to participate

Registration for the event is now open and can be completed via the official website. Children up to 6 years old can participate for free, while a special rate is available for children between 6 and 11 years old.


A Night in Vegas: Elvis Experience in Rotterdam

A Night in Vegas: Elvis Experience in Rotterdam

Nieuwe Luxor Theater in Rotterdam to host a night dedicated to Elvis Presley, featuring internationally recognised Elvis Tribute Artists and the Graceland Band.

A tribute to Elvis Presley in Rotterdam

On 15 November, Rotterdam will be the setting for an evening dedicated to Elvis Presley. Titled 'A Night in Vegas', the event aims to offer an immersive Elvis experience. The repertoire will include classics ranging from 'Jailhouse Rock' to 'Burning Love'. Three Elvis Tribute Artists, each with a history of accolades, will perform hits spanning from the 1950s rock 'n roll era to the 1970s Las Vegas shows. The artists will be accompanied by the Graceland Band from Wales. The artists will be backed by the Graceland Band, a 10-member ensemble from Wales. The band has a history of accompanying various Elvis Tribute Artists on stages worldwide.

The artists behind the tribute

Gordon Davis from Malta, Emilio Santoro from England, and Ciaran Houlihan from Ireland are the artists slated to perform. Davis has received numerous titles for his portrayal of Elvis. Santoro, at just 20 years old, has already gained international recognition, including a notable appearance on 'America's Got Talent'. Houlihan has been performing his tribute to Elvis for over 16 years and has received multiple awards.

How to attend

Tickets for the event can be purchased exclusively through the website www.luxortheater.nl. The event will take place in the main hall of the Nieuwe Luxor Theater, located at Posthumalaan 1 in Rotterdam.

Directions to Nieuwe Luxor Theater

The Nieuwe Luxor Theater is situated at Posthumalaan 1, a vibrant area in Rotterdam. Easily accessible by public transport and car, the venue offers a unique blend of entertainment and culture.

Grand finale for embroidery exhibit at Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

Grand finale for embroidery exhibit at Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam is set to host a special event, "De Laatste Steek," marking the closing day of its popular exhibition "Geen woorden maar draden" (No Words, Just Threads).

The exhibition's final day

On 22 October, the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam will organise an event named "XXL Borduuratelier De Laatste Steek" (XXL Embroidery Workshop The Last Stitch). This event will serve as the concluding chapter of the exhibition "Geen woorden maar draden." The museum will transform into a large embroidery workshop, offering various activities for visitors. Those with names related to embroidery will be granted complimentary admission for the day.

Rediscovering the art of embroidery

The exhibition "Geen woorden maar draden" has focused on the resurgence of handcrafts in society. It has explored how people are turning to activities like embroidery as a meaningful pastime and a part of 'slow living.' The museum's collection has been a significant source of inspiration for the programming, which has seen consistent participation.

Wereldmuseum Rotterdam closes popular embroidery exhibition with special eventWereldmuseum Rotterdam closes popular embroidery exhibition with special event

Community engagement

Throughout the summer, the museum hosted embroidery activities seven days a week, attracting nearly 4,500 children and their families. Additionally, almost 350 people participated in guided tours followed by embroidery sessions. Special accommodations were made for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors. The museum also offered downloadable embroidery cards inspired by the collection, allowing people to continue their projects at home.

Educational initiatives

Crafts Council Nederland launched "De Borduurschool" (The Embroidery School) in conjunction with the exhibition's opening. This initiative provided a structured environment for learning embroidery techniques at various levels. Thirteen masterclasses and workshops were organised, attended by 120 participants and nine young talents aged 16-30. These young talents will have the opportunity to showcase their work during the Dutch Design Week 2023.

Directions to the event

The Wereldmuseum is located in the heart of Rotterdam, accessible by public transport and car. 


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