What to expect

In the world of Rotterdam Unlimited

Rotterdam Unlimited is one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands with the focus on the super- diversity. The festival originated from Dunya Festival and Summer Carnival, both with a history of more than three decades. In 2013, these two festivals were combined and Rotterdam Unlimited was a fact. The festival attracts more than 900,000 visitors from all over Europe to the city of Rotterdam for a five-day experience in the field of arts and culture, live performances, major international artists, Summer Carinival and all that the city of Rotterdam has to offer.

Stage program

Rotterdam Unlimited presents spectacular acts and artists on the free accessible outdoor stages. Rotterdam has it all! More than 60 acts and top artists from all over the world and young talent of tomorrow will be performing at Rotterdam Unlimited. The 2017 line-up will be announced soon.

Summer Carnival

The Summer Carnival street parade will be back on july 29th, and it's going to be huge as always! The city of Rotterdam will be overwhelmed by a wave of colors, joy and an incredible boost of energy. More than 30 floats, 2,500 dancers, a parade over 5km length, the most beautiful costumes and more! Also the Battle of Drums with the most spectacular percussion acts will be present. Summer Carnival turns the streets of Rotterdam into one massive street party and everyone is invited! Click here for more info about the Summer Carnival.

Special projects

Just like the great metropoles such as New York, Los Angeles and London, Rotterdam is also a city of many cultures. Rotterdam has more than 174 different nationalities and cultures that all have a strong tradition in the field of art and culture. Surinamese, Antilleans, Chinese, Turks, Moroccans. Just a few of the many cultures that are located in Rotterdam. These cultural traditions will be presented during Rotterdam Unlimited as special projects at De Doelen. Stay tuned for these special projects, more info coming soon.

Festival Market

The Mercado is the kitchen of Rotterdam Unlimited and here are many different cultures to be found. From Surinam, Hindi, Chinese to Antillean and fast food to delicious healthy meals. The Mercado will take place on Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29 on the Coolsingel in the center of Rotterdam. Are you interested in your own market stall?

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