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Weekend tips Rotterdam: 3 to 6 August

By Lisanne van Beurden
August 01, 2023

Our heads are of course already on the weekend. So, what fun things to do in Rotterdam this weekend? Below I recommend fun parties, cool new places and fun activities.

There are many free and affordable options out there, so an empty bank account is no excuse for sitting at home doing nothing.

Plan your summer well ahead and check out these summer events in Rotterdam!

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Before Sunset – Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Foto door Ossip van Duivenbode

This summer you are welcome for four weekends on the roof of Depot Boijmans van Beuningen for a unique pop-up experience.

At Before Sunset, enjoy the setting sun and panoramic views of the city skyline while sipping drinks from Williams Cocktails and Brouwerij Noordt. There is also a diverse, changing programme that revolves around the museum’s film collection. Think of film screenings, talks, encounters and performances.

Tickets cost €6.50 and can be purchased on the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen website. Last weekend we visited Before Sunset, check our Instagram reel for an impression!


Depot: Museumpark 24, 3015 CX Rotterdam


DÂK – on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Foto door Iris van den Broek.

The roof will come off again during pop-up roof park DÂK. Every year they transform an asphalt parking garage into a lush green oasis, where you can enjoy the view of the city.

Play fun games like ping pong, bocce, bowling, and jenga. Enjoy goodies from the barbecue and participate in various activities and parties.

This weekend there are a number of cool events planned at DÂK.

  • On Thursday, August 3: DaDa Club Sound System
  • On Friday, August 4: Bakeliet Funkyard Soundsystem
  • On Saturday 5 August: Uit je plaat Rooftop edition and Cuba on the Maas
  • On Sunday, August 6: Chess tournament Het Zwarte Wapen and The Playground Stir it up / Culture Club

Click here for tickets.


Apcoa Parking Westblaak: Boomgaardsstraat 32a, 3012 XD Rotterdam


Weelde – on Thursday and Friday

Foto door Cedric Veldhuis.

There is always something to experience at Weelde. Wander around from the party bus to the barn, from the pool café to the Zandbar. Be sure to join earlier for a snack at Bar Tutto and a drink at The Rumah.

You are also welcome at Weelde this weekend, for both a meditative experience and a good party.

On Thursday 3 August it is time for Weelde x Ademtuin: the Weelderige (lush) Ademtuin. During this breathing workshop you will become acquainted in a playful way with how much impact your breathing has on your state of being, through different breathing techniques.

On Friday 4 August from 20:00 to 01:00 you can enjoy a fun party at Weelde. Lotus B2b Leon and Ays, among others, are on the schedule.

Click here for tickets for Weelde x Ademtuin.


Weelde: Marconistraat 39, 3029 AG Rotterdam


Annabel – on Friday and Saturday

Annabel is a club and pop stage in one. Every weekend it’s time for the Summer Club at Annabel. What can you expect? Sweet hits, summery tracks and a lot of dancing.

Also this weekend, on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 August, you are welcome for a summer evening at Annabel.

Click here for tickets.


Schiestraat 20, 3013 AH Rotterdam


Perron – on Friday and Saturday

Another party! Perron is the real techno bunker of Rotterdam. Inside you have no idea what time it is, but that doesn’t matter at all.

There are also parties to experience this weekend:

  • On Friday 4 of August: Silvan 27: Jeans, Jetti & Post, Levi, Nathan Homan
  • On Saturday 5 of August: Flits, I-RO, Invalid Request

Click here for tickets.


Perron: Schiestraat 42, 3013 AH Rotterdam


Yoga on Schouwburgplein – on Sunday

Foto door Sophia van den Hoek.

Do you want to start your Sunday completely zen? Then join yoga at Schouwburgplein!

From Sunday 16 July to 17 September you can join yoga for free. The lesson takes place every Sunday from 11.00-12.00 at the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam.

Stay informed via their Instagram account!




Discover new hotspots!

Cocktail bij Morgan & Mees.

New hotspots open so often, it’s hard to keep up. Do you happen to have time this weekend to explore some of them? Then we have a few tips!

Morgan & Mees

Morgan & Mees is a new hotel, housed in a beautiful historic building on the Mathenesserlaan. Just like in their first hotel in Amsterdam, guests here are treated to an unforgettable experience with good service, an inspiring environment, good food and comfortable hotel rooms.

The hotel also offers a lot of fun for the people of Rotterdam: a restaurant and bar with an inviting terrace.

You are welcome here seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is diverse and offers something for everyone.

Check out the prices and availability here.

machi machi

machi machi is a new bubble tea shop in Rotterdam. On July 25, machi machi officially opened its doors in Rotterdam. machi machi is a world famous Taiwanese bubble tea brand known for their high quality bubble tea and their special panna cotta boba.


For this new hotspot we leave Rotterdam and head to Schiedam, where you will find Eurobrouwers. This is Schiedam’s first brewpub and the largest beer garden in the region with a terrace that covers no less than 2000 m2.

Also good to know: every Sunday Eurobrouwers serves Zeeland oysters for one euro, in combination with game beers. This is a nod to the Rotterdam sister of Eurobrouwers, Café Marseille, where every Sunday is oyster day.

Sarang Chicken

Korean cuisine is gaining popularity and Rotterdam is no exception. Discover the newest addition to the Korean restaurants in Rotterdam: Sarang Chicken in Kralingen.

Sarang Chicken for fresh products and own recipes. The focus of the menu is on the Korean Fried Chicken, but they also have Mandu (Korean dumplings), Kimbaps (Korean seaweed rolls) and various sides.

Discover even more new hotspots in Rotterdam!


Other fun summer activities in Rotterdam

Het lijkt misschien op een normale bustour, die je langs de meest bijzondere plekjes van Rotterdam brengt, maar dat is niet het enige! Tijdens de tour neemt de bus letterlijk een duik in de Maas. De bus vaart verder en laat je de stad vanaf het water zien. Je kan hier een kaartje kopen om mee te gaan met de deze knalgele varende bus. 

Do you feel like doing something unique? Fortunately, there are a lot of great activities to experience in our city. Below you will find three options, which are also possible when it rains.

Cool off during the Splashtour

As a city with a large river, Rotterdam has plenty of fun water activities. The Splashtour is one of them and even though the name suggests otherwise, you will be completely dry during this ride!

This bus tour seems very ordinary, but nothing could be further from the truth. During the Splashtour, the bus literally takes a dip in the Maas. The bus continues and shows you the city from the water.

TIP: Get your ticket for the bus here!

The new Euroscoop

The Euroscoop of the Euromast has been renewed! As you are taken on this exciting ride, you will see the city and its surroundings from all sides. But that’s not all: the brand new, intelligent glass floor goes from matt to transparent. This makes the experience extra special.

We have already taken a ride with the new Euroscoop. Check out our TikTok to see what it was like!

TIP: Get your ticket for the Euromast. The ticket price is higher if you buy entrance tickets on the day of your visit. Don’t forget to click on the option of the Euroscoop tickets!

Eat pancakes on the pancake boat

If you are looking for the real Dutch experience with the family, you should go with the Pannenkoekenboot. In addition to tasting the typical Dutch pancakes, you can explore Rotterdam with a boat trip on the Maas.

A super fun activity for children, but secretly also great fun (and tasty of course) for adults.

Reserve your spot here!

Discover more fun summer activities in Rotterdam!


Those were my tips for next weekend in Rotterdam. Have fun!

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