Must-see entertainment in Rotterdam

  • Bird Jazz Club


    Named after American jazz saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker, Bird is the city's temple to jazz but also programs soul, hip-hop, funk and electronica…

  • Kino, bar



    Since the ribbon was cut in 1909, this legendary Rotterdam cinema has had bit-part roles as a music venue, a theatre and even as a hospital. Renovated in…

  • Annabel, main entrance



    Hosting bands from all genres, Annabel is a choice midsized live-music venue that also hosts regular dance nights. Acts range from hip-hop to pop to…

  • Theater Walhalla


    Named after a louche pre-WW2 dance hall that once entertained sailors in this area, this pocket-sized theatre stages cabaret, music and theatre acts. On…

  • Worm


    Music here has a try-anything, do-anything vibe. Media mash-ups, queer nights, film screenings, performance art and experimental music are some of the…

  • Rotown


    A smooth bar, a dependable live-rock venue, an agreeable restaurant and a popular meeting place. The musical program features new local talent,…

  • Dizzy


    Live acts perform most nights at this decades-old jazz cafe, and can include anything from cool jazz to blues-tinged sets, funk and Latin. The whisky…

  • LantarenVenster


    Great art-house cinema with a convivial bar and cafe.

  • De Machinist


    In a handsome building where stoking and other ship-related trades were once taught, this hybrid restaurant, bar and club hosts regular live comedy gigs…

  • De Doelen


    Home venue of the renowned Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, this sumptuous 1950s concert hall seating 2200 is also renowned for its jazz and world-music…

  • Schouwburg


    Rotterdam's main cultural centre, the Schouwburg, has a changing calendar of dance, theatre and drama.

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