Pleinbioscoop open air cinema - location, dates, screenings

Pleinbioscoop open air cinema - location, dates, screenings

If you love going to the movies, you're definitely going to want to visit Pleinbioscoop. Pleinbioscoop in Rotterdam was first organised in 1987. Nowadays, it's the largest open-air cinema in Europe and screens both Hollywood blockbusters and arthouse films.

The ultimate summer experience

The Pleinbioscoop in August has been a regular feature for 32 years. Rent a chair for €1 or bring your own and cosy up in front of the huge 15x25-meter screen. On the programme are the best films of the past year; a mix of arthouse and the better Hollywood blockbusters.

Pleinbioscoop 2019 Programme

The programme for the Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam 2019 has been announced. From 7 to 25 August, 19 titles will be screened in the Museumpark. This year, Europe's largest open-air cinema pays tribute to the 1990s, among other things. The opening film on Wednesday 7 August is The Favourite by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

This year's highlights include the classic Terminator 2 (August 23), and of course the opening film The Favourite (August 7); a slightly absurd and hilariously funny costume drama by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

Another film screened at Pleinbioscoop this year is Mid90s, the directorial debut of actor Jonah Hill, in which a teenage boy immerses himself in the skate culture of Los Angeles in 1996. Especially for the occasion, skating is the focus of this Pleinbioscoop Night (Wednesday 14 August). There will be a tribute to a legendary Rotterdam skate event: the Wednesday Night Skate. This year it is 20 years ago (1999) that the first parade of skaters rode through the streets of Rotterdam. Bring your skates with you!

The Rotterdam documentary Goede Buren (Monday 19 August) investigates the fight against loneliness in our city. Volunteers Wilma and Ada roll up their sleeves in their district Charlois. With the project Bubble Breakers, the Pleinbioscoop hopes to bring its audience closer together. Anyone who takes a neighbour to the film on Monday 19 August (proof of this by both bringing a letter addressed to you) will receive the second ticket for free from the Pleinbioscoop.

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Pleinbioscoop event details

Pleinbioscoop 2019

Museumpark Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
7 - 25 August 2019 | After sunset

Terminator II, The Favourite. MID90s among others

Regular: €6

Event type:
Open air cinema

You can find all the details, the official film line-up and tickets on the Pleinbioscoop website


Location: Museumpark Rotterdam

Not sure how to get there? Check out our directions to Museumpark or make use of the Google Map below.
Weekend of Romantic Music Rotterdam - info, dates, location

Weekend of Romantic Music Rotterdam - info, dates, location

The Weekend of Romantic Music festival in Rotterdam, a classical era experience like no other, has been held for over thirty years now. This weekend features live classical music performances in a breathtaking setting. 

Weekend of Romantic Music Rotterdam

Weekend van de Romantische Muziek is an annual classical music festival that celebrates romanticism. What once started as a day in the park, has now evolved into a full weekend. The goal of this weekend is to make classical music accessible and accessible to all residents of Rotterdam.

The festival features various live music stages, each with its own atmosphere and style. Classical and romantic music concerts are given on various stages throughout the park. The musicians are top-notch and include well-known names. There's also a great deal of attention for emerging talent.

The Weekend of Romantic Music takes place in Het Park at the Euromast; a breathtaking backdrop for classical music as well as delicious food and drinks.

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Come (as romantic) as you are

Ever wish you could go back in time and have a chat with (or dress up like) Jane Eyre or Elizabeth Bennet? For many regular visitors to the Weekend of Romantic Music, it's a tradition to pay a lot of attention to their (sometimes homemade) romantic outfit. It's not a must, but it sure adds to the general vibe!

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No entrance fee, just a small donation

The organizers of the Weekend of Romantic Music have kept the festival free of charge for many years. To keep the festival going in the future, visitors are asked to make a donation at the entrance. An amount of five euros or more per person helps the organization cover the costs.

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Changes to the festival format

Last year, the organization carried out a number of changes, such as a different layout of the festival grounds, so that visitors could fully enjoy the beautiful park. Also, food trucks and mobile kitchens were spread out across the festival terrain, serving a wide variety of delicacies. This meant that visitors are no longer allowed to bring their own food and drinks to the official festival site. However, the organization has designated a special picnic area at the entrance of the site, so that this beloved tradition will continue to live on, albeit a ways away from the stages.

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Event details: Weekend of Romantic Music

Weekend van de Romantische Muziek 2019

Date: 23 - 25 August 2019
Place: Het Park at Euromast
Time: 13:00 - 20:00
Entrance: A €5 euro donation is appreciated

You can find more information on the Weekend van de Romantische Muziek website


Location: Het Park at Euromast

Eendracht Festival Rotterdam - date, locations, line-up

Eendracht Festival Rotterdam - date, locations, line-up

Once a year, the entire area around Eendrachtsplein is filled by the sounds of live music. Multiple venues and various event programmers team up to bring you a showcase of the best that Rotterdam has to offer.


Rotterdam local talent

The event provides a platform for more than 100 bands, poets, DJs and other creative locals. In the last eight editions, the festival has developed into a major showcase where event organizers, bookers, and fans come to discover the cities' best talent.

All of Rotterdam's many musical scenes are represented. Each has its own location and 'host'. These hosts will 'take over' a local bar or venue in the Eendrachtsplein area for the night.

Eendracht Festival is completely free and starts at 14:30. Most of the activities end around 23:00 while some clubs host parties that go on to 5:00 in the morning. For more information, check out the Eendracht Festival facebook page.

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Locations Eendracht Festival Rotterdam

As for the venues participating in Eendracht Festival, these include:

• Mainstage at Eendrachtsplein
• Rotown Rotterdam
• Bar3
• Boudewijn
• Enfant Terrible
• Club Vibes
• Bar P
• Lilith coffee
• Cafe De Zondebok & 't Zwarte Schaap  
• WORM Rotterdam
• Wunderbar
• De Riddert
• Juke Joint

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Hosts (event programmers)

The hosts are organizations that play a prominent role within a certain scene and know exactly what is happening at the moment. This year's hosts include:

• Roots & Routes Nederland
• Baroeg Rotterdam
• Pica Pica
• Bass Odyssey
• The Daily Indie
• Popronde Rotterdam
• De Nieuwe Lichting
• HIJS Live
• Bang Your Radio
• Music Matters
• Cloudhead
• Concentric Circles / Kampung / Los Bangeles /
• Noodlebar
• Liquidation
• Rewriters010
• Bass Odyssey
• Move Around Sound
• King Sepi
• Big Lion Promotions


Eendracht Festival info

Eendracht Festival 2019

Date: Thursday, 18th July 2019
Place: Multiple locations in the Eendrachtsplein area
What: Live music, DJ's, spoken word

Time: 14:30 - 23:00* (clubs go to 5am)
Entrance: 100% free


Location: Eendrachtsplein area

Be sure to explore the entire area, starting at Eendrachtsplein and fanning out towards Oude Binnenweg, Nieuwe Binnenweg, Mauritsweg and Westblaak.

About Eendracht Festival

Eendracht Festival is a project of Stichting De Nieuwe Lichting and is supported by the Municipality of Rotterdam. De Nieuwe Lichting explicitly focuses on connecting different scenes, different disciplines and in finding the right place for the right activity. Next to Eendracht Festival, De Nieuwe Lichting organizes, among other things, A Festival Downtown, an annual, weekly pop-up series. They also provide music programming for festivals such as Pow! Wow! Rotterdam, Rotterdam Rooftop Days and a monthly evening in BIRD under the name HOMEGROWN.

inJazz festival & conference Rotterdam - event information

inJazz festival & conference Rotterdam - event information

inJazz is a two-day festival for jazz lovers as well as a music conference for jazz professionals. The jazz festival features top (and upcoming) jazz talent and is entirely free of charge! 

If you love jazz music, you're in for a treat. Why? Well, inJazz is the official opening of North Sea Round Town: two weeks of jazz in Rotterdam. The end of North Sea Round Town culminates in the start of the North Sea Jazz Festival. The inJazz event features two days of free jazz performances as well as a conference for serious jazz musicians and industry professionals. Visit the conference for discussion panels, presentations and networking opportunities. 

inJazz conference

This year the conference program focuses on islands around the world. You will find jazz in all colors and textures. During the conference, visitors of inJazz can meet musicians and other jazz professionals from various islands and broaden their knowledge. Are you attending the conference? Then be sure to get your inJazz conference tickets on time.

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inJazz festival artist line-up

Coming for the music? There are more than 40 acts performing at inJazz. Artists performing are split in three categories. There's Dutch inJazz (Dutch artists), Europe inJazz (European artists) and Next Generation inJazz (conservatory students).  This year's inJazz line-up includes the following artists:

• Agnes Gosling 4tet
• Alarmist (IE)
• Bobby Rausch (DE)
• Christian Palmieri
• Daahoud Salim Quintet
• Doppler Trio
• Gerri Jäger Double Duo
• Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble
• Guy Salamon Group
• Half Easy Trio
• Hendrik Eichler
• Hlib Baisha
• Ignacio Santoro
• Jeroen van Vliet Moon Trio
• Kyle Winklaar
• LoLanders (GB/NL)
• Matteo Myderwyk
• Mindaugas Apulskis
• Mo van der Does Quartet
• Month of Sundays (AT)
• Mudita
• Myrthe van de Weetering
• Nizar Rohana Trio
• Rodrigo Ballesteros
• Sabrina Starke
• Scott McLemore 4tet (IS)
• Son Swagga
• Takoushis-Karapatakis Project (CY)
• Teus Nobel | Liberty Group
• Tommaso Perazzo
• Toni Vaquer Sextet (ES)
• Travelers (IT)
• Twists
• Wietse Voermans Quintet Licks & Brains

You can find the official artist line-up on the inJazz festival website.

What inJazz Rotterdam sounds like?

Check out the Spotify playlist below and have a listen.


inJazz festival event details

inJazz Festival 2019

LantarenVenster Rotterdam
Kantine Walhalla Rotterdam
Foodhallen Rotterdam
Room Mate Bruno

27 - 28 June 2019

100% free

Event type:
Music Festival


Location(s): inJazz Rotterdam

inJazz takes place in different locations in Rotterdam's Kop van Zuid / Katendrecht areas. If you're attending the jazz festival, you'll need to hop between LantarenVenster, Room Mate Bruno and Foodhallen (all in Kop van Zuid) and cross over to Walhalla (in Katendrecht).

If you're coming for the conference, then you'll spend the day at LantarenVenster.
Jazz Festival Hillegersberg Rotterdam - info, dates, line-up

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg Rotterdam - info, dates, line-up

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg has been around for over three decades. The three-day festival features over 35 acts performing on three different stages in the centre of Hillegersberg. 

The festival starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday night. Approximately 35 acts can be seen on the three stages. Entrance is free. Festival organisers expect approximately 20,000 people. Visitors are requested to come by bicycle or public transport as much as possible.

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg artist line-up

This year, the artists performing at Jazz Festival Hillegersberg include:

• Licks & Brains
• Funkstamatics
• Nod Steward
• Dave Chavez
• Doors Tribute
• Raymunda
• Hans Dulfer
• Big Pete & The Implosions
• Edsel Juliet & La Banda Loca
• Moondance
• Barrelhouse
• Joe Undercover Band
• What the FRNK
• Ocean Boulevard
• Facet Fusion Band
• Stickey Fingers
• Henk Pepping Express ft. Ruben Hoeke
• Kino Haitsma
• VOF de Kunst

... and many more wonderful jazz, blues and crossover artists. You can find the official artist line-up on the Jazz Festival Hillegersberg website.

Event details

Jazz Festival Hillegersberg 2019

Weissenbruchlaan Rotterdam

28 - 30 July 2019

Kendrick Lamar, Gloria Estefan among others

100% free

Event type:
Music Festival


Location: Jazz Festival Hillegersberg

There are three stages at the festival. You'll find the two main modern/jazz and latin/soul stages across the street from Facet (cafe) on Weissenbruchstraat and the third stage, featuring blues and rock music on Bergse Dorpstraat nearby.

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