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De Grote Schijn 2023: magical light show in the Kralingse Bos

By Mathilde Simon
August 22, 2023

Great news: the Grote Schijn returns to Rotterdam for the fourth time! From 12 to 29 October you can enjoy an enchanting light show in the Kralingse Bos.

Be surprised by magical creations and a titillating journey through the dark. You see and hear trees, light projections and customers around you; the Kralingse Bos has never looked so beautiful!

Get your ticket here.

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De Grote Schijn 2023

After three successful editions, De Grote Schijn returns to Rotterdam’s Kralingse bos during the autumn holidays. Experience a two-kilometer walk where the forest comes alive with whispering trees, remarkable light projections and mesmerizing sounds.

Once again, the beauty of nature takes centre stage in the Kralingse Bos, which once again serves as the enchanting backdrop for this fourth edition.

Behind every tree lies a surprise, ranging from colourful explosions on the foliage to a ballet of jets of water and glowing blades of grass. The installations combine principles from physics, electricity, optics and psychoacoustics, with a touch of creativity. Ticket sales have already started!



Practical information The Grote Schijn

Dates and time

De Grote Schijn will take place this year from 12 to 29 October, during the autumn holidays, in the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam. Visit this special light show from 6:45 PM to 11:00 PM.

To avoid queues at the entrance, De Grote Schijn works with time slots of 15 minutes. After choosing a day, choose a time. You can enter during those fifteen minutes. Would you rather not be tied to a time slot? Then it is also possible to buy a flex ticket.


Below you will find the prices for De Grote Schijn this year.

  • Adults: €19,75 (incl. service costs)
  • Kids (tot 12 jaar) and 65-plus: €14,75 (incl. service costs)
  • Family tickets (two adults and two children or one adult and three children): €62,40 (incl. service costs)
  • Kids up to three years old:free
  • Flexticket: €24,75 (incl. service costs)
  • Flex ticket kids: €19,75 (incl. service costs)
  • Flex family tickets (two adults and two children or one adult and three children): €82,40 (incl. service costs)

Buy your tickets for De Grote Schijn here.


De Grote Schijn will take place in Rotterdam’s Kralingse Bos.



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