King’s Day in Rotterdam: What events are happening in 2020?

King’s Day in Rotterdam in 2020

So maybe you’re planning on heading to the city of cool this King’s Day. But what is there to do? Don’t worry, rest assured that there is plenty going on. King’s Day festivities throughout the country range from flea markets, to street parties, to festivals, to boating. There is something for everyone (especially if you like getting merry). Here is what’s going down on King’s Day in Rotterdam.

The Netherlands goes hard on King’s Day 

King’s night in Rotterdam in 2020

King’s day doesn’t start on King’s day…ooohhh no. For some of us, King’s day will begin the night before. One of the main events in Rotterdam on King’s night is TIKTAK King’s NightIt’s mainly for all you folks who like Dutch house music. The line up is acts such as Ronnie Flex, Frenna, Snelle, and Sevn Alias. It’s held in the popular music venue Maassilo in Maashaven (it’s a pretty cool ‘factory’ venue actually).

If this isn’t your thing, then if you go to the centre of Rotterdam, especially Witte de Withstraat, then there will be plenty of bars and clubs open for you to do a bit of ‘pre-drinking’ before the big day.

In fact, the whole of the Netherlands will be going crazy on both days…

Flea markets in Rotterdam on King’s day

Things to do with children on King’s day in 2020:

Looking to get yourself a bargain or for somewhere to take your children? Then there is no shortage of flea markets in Rotterdam. You can rest assured that most places you go will at least have someone trying to sell off their stuff. But we’ll give you some ideas all the same.

At Deliplein there is a ‘Royal Roller-disco’, which has a roller-disco, flea market and other activities for all the family.

At Liskwartier there is ‘Liskids‘, which is an area full of flea markets (good ones too), food, live music and activities for kids (such as face painting).

For other large flea markets head to Hoogstraat, Coolsingel, Blaak or Hofplein!

King’s day events in Rotterdam in 2020

Rotterdam has many different festival-type events on King’s Day. put together a map of all of these festivities. For more info on them all, you can visit it here.

Here are the main ones we have picked (and not to be missed):

  1. TIKTAK King’s Night – For all you folks who like Dutch house music. Location: Rotterdam, Amsterdam

2. Oranjebitter Festival – More Dutch music, but they make you work to see the lineup (you basically have to guess it), go on the website to see what I mean! Location: Rotterdam

3. Kralingse Bos Festival– If you’re into Dutch DJ’s, then this is another for you. Location: Rotterdam

4. Code Oranje Festival– For the Dutch DJ and hip hop lovers. Location: Rotterdam

5. Kingsland festival – If you like house, techno or hardstyle, then this is a festival for you. Location: Amsterdam, Groningen Tilburg, Rotterdam.

Have fun and enjoy King’s day! Proost! 

Looking for more cities to explore on King’s day? We’ve got that covered!

So there you have it… what are you going to be doing on King’s day in Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments! And have an amazing King’s day!

Feature Image: Skitterphoto/Pixabay


Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.



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