Hit the rooftops! The Rotterdam Rooftop Days are offering access to unique locations in the upper city again for a whole weekend. Come and enjoy spectacular views and new perspectives. Take a special tour on more than 50 rooftops and enjoy concerts, art, nature, food and drinks at a very high level.
Experience the Rotterdam Rooftop Days
The Rotterdam Rooftop Days are held on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June 2018. Admission is free if you have a rooftop pass (dakpas). Special events and guided tours on rooftops make the programme complete. The Knowledge Day is held on the Friday to kick-off the Rooftop Days. This is a programme of workshops and lectures for professionals (urban developers and architects) who would like to make innovative use of rooftops.
Special urban rooftop: Hofplein Station
The official opening of Hofplein Station at the start of Hofbogen in the north of Rotterdam will be held during the Rotterdam Rooftop Days 2018 and Hofplein Station will stay open to the general public from then on. You can spend the night in the Folly Village during the Rotterdam Rooftop Days festival: this is a collection of architectural objects.
Places that you wouldn’t normally visit
New this year: the just-below-the-roof tours, where you can explore the unknown areas between the roof and the ceiling. Unique places that are high up but not outside. Get a ticket to see the area between the ceiling and the roof of Rotterdam Central Railway Station, Laurenskerk and Markthal.
Culture on the rooftops: the specials
The cultural ‘Iftar on the roof’ (the meal during Ramadan after sunset) was sold out within a few hours last year. That’s why there will be more seats this year. This is a programme full of music, dialogue and great food.
Klangstof @ WTC Parking deck
Klangstof is the Norwegian / Dutch band of Koen de Wardt acclaiming international fame with ‘We are your Receiver’. The bank played at the prestigious festival Coachella, toured the USA with The Flaming Lips and won an Edison Award. The refined pop music interspersed with synths and electronics continues to evolve on their new EP ‘Everest’.
The rooftop passes (dakpassen) are for sale on the website of Rotterdam Rooftop Days. Take a look here to see which rooftops are taking part. You’ll also find the tickets for the guided tours and special events here. Looking forward to seeing you then!