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 2025, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will be held in Rotterdam for the 52nd time. The exact dates are 1 – 9 February 2025, and the location is Rotterdam Ahoy. Ticket sales start on 24 May 2024.
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: 
  • To be announced...
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.
  • 2024 — Jannik Sinner def. Alex de Minaur (7-5, 6-4)
  • 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.


Location: Rotterdam Ahoy

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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.


Maker Market in Rotterdam: Date, location & details

Maker Market in Rotterdam: Date, location & details

Rotterdam, 7 November 2023 – The Maker Market is set to debut in Rotterdam's iconic Groot Handelsgebouw, promising a unique shopping experience infused with the historic charm and vibrant atmosphere of the GHG.

The Maker Market arrives in Rotterdam

The Maker Market, a travelling market featuring stalls from various creatives, is slated to open its doors at the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam on 17 December. This event marks the market's first venture in the city, following six successful years in Amsterdam and Haarlem.

An array of diverse brands and makers

More than 50 diverse brands and makers from different regions will be participating, offering a mix of handmade jewellery, clothing, prints, and organic delicacies. The market aims to showcase the ideas and stories behind each creation, ensuring a unique product for visitors.

Maker Market in Rotterdam: Date, location & detailsMaker Market in Rotterdam: Date, location & details

Unique, handmade products

Siem Meijerink and Floor Wintgens, the driving forces behind The Maker Store, express their excitement for The Maker Market's first edition in Rotterdam. They share their enthusiasm with all makers who will introduce Rotterdam to a colourful collection of unique, handmade products.

A festive market experience

For its debut in Rotterdam, The Maker Market will present a carefully curated selection of small, creative makers across various fields, including art, crafts, jewellery, and clothing. This event serves as an ideal destination for unique Christmas gifts, offering a festive and complimentary outing during the holiday season.

Maker Market in Rotterdam: Date, location & detailsMaker Market in Rotterdam: Date, location & details

About The Maker Market

The Maker Market celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and independent makers. Originating in Amsterdam, it offers a unique shopping experience by bringing together a diverse range of makers and their (handmade) products. Its expansion to Rotterdam represents a significant step in connecting with local communities and celebrating the art of creation.

About Groot Handelsgebouw

The Groot Handelsgebouw (GHG), located in the heart of Rotterdam's city centre and adjacent to the Central Station, is a vibrant community of over 450 businesses. Built in 1953, the GHG symbolises Rotterdam's post-war reconstruction. Spanning 120,000 square metres across eight floors, it stands as one of the largest business complexes in the Netherlands. Jamestown, a design-focused real estate investment and management company, is actively revitalising the property while preserving its heritage and adapting it for the future.

Directions to the event

The Maker Market is easily accessible at the Groot Handelsgebouw, situated near Rotterdam Central Station. The area is known for its dynamic mix of multinational companies, startups, creatives, and cultural organisations. For directions, use the following link:

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.

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