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In recent years, the Maritime District has undergone a major metamorphosis from a boring office district to a hip residential district with lots of entertainment on the water too. This also includes fun events such as the Old Port Summer Festival, the Wijnhaven Festival / Rotterdam Water Weekend, the World Port Days, the 010 City Swim, Sinfonia Maritime Concert, etc. in recent years.

In the coming period there will also be fun events that really suit the Maritime District: they celebrate the city, make optimum use of the water and wink at the past.

Below is a selection of the events; an ideal moment to get to know our neighborhood!

Wednesday 28 November 2019 - Criminal Undermining Prevention Info Meeting

Are you a VVE driver, VVE manager, wholesale tenant of apartments or active as a resident within a residents' association or committee? Then you are very welcome at this information meeting organized by us in collaboration with VVE010 and the Police.

The purpose of the meeting is to get the various boards and committees to get to know each other and to let each other and experts know about the latest state of affairs regarding criminal undermining in larger residential complexes and the possibilities to do something about this, also based on their own experiences. . Unfortunately, the high-rise in our neighborhood has proved to be an attractive target for criminal groups and this is a growing problem. Most of those involved will unfortunately already have gained experience with criminal activities in the building. Sharing experiences, how to act and what measures were subsequently taken can be very useful for (new) boards and prevent the wheel from being reinvented.


19.30u: Walk-in and informal introduction

19.45u: Introduction by organizing parties

20.00u: Presentation about criminal undermining by City Marine / Police

20.30u: Coffee break

20.45u: Group discussions on various topics related to safe living and management

21.15u: Summary per group & completion

21.30u: Drinks

Location: H2otel, Wijnhaven

Please sign up for November 20 by sending an email to sander@maritiemdistrict.nl

Sunday 28 June 2020 - 010 City Swim

A spectacular swim in open water through the Maritime District of Rotterdam. You can opt for a swimming trip of 250 meters, 500 meters or 1500 meters.

The 010 City Swim is a swim that is all about the Daniel den Hoed Fund. The proceeds will go to groundbreaking cancer research at Erasmus MC.

More information can be found here

Sunday 5 July 2020 - Sinfonia Maritime Festival

The free music festival of the port city town. Set against the backdrop of the most beautiful skyline in the Netherlands, Sinfonia Rotterdam, together with a range of local music talents, classical music and opera with spoken-word, circus, dance, soul and jazz.

The highlight of the festival is it Sinfonia Maritime Concert. With the orchestra on a pontoon in the Leuvehaven, the audience can enjoy a spectacular program from Sinfonia Rotterdam led by chief conductor Conrad van Alphen from the floating stairs, the grandstands on Plein1940 or on seats and blankets brought along.

Sunday 30 August 2020 - Old Port Summer festival

For the eighth time, Rotterdam's Oude Haven will be transformed into a one-day, spectacular summer festival where you can enjoy live music, cabaret and beautiful stories. In addition to performances by new and established talent on various stages and the terraces, there are also concerts at exciting locations in and around the Oude Haven. Enjoy performances high on the roof of the iconic White House, or a cozy concert in the tiny Brugwachtershuisje, on an atmospheric listening boat or at hostel Stayokay. During these intimate performances at fun places, the artists enter into a close, musical conversation with the audience. An experience you don't want to miss!

Location: Old Port of Rotterdam
Access terrain: for free*
Website: www.oudehavenzomerfestival.nl

Sat. 5 Sept. 2020 - Maasrace & Floating Cinema

The Maas race will again take place during the World Port Days next year. More than 50 rowing boats with almost 400 rowers start along the Willemskade to row 18 km on the Maas, the lifeblood of Rotterdam. They finish at Oostplein and are warmly welcomed at the Koningspoort.

In the evening the second edition of Floating Cinema @ Maritime District takes place. While floating on the water, enjoy a fantastic film and then enjoy the spectacular fireworks show on the occasion of the World Port Days.

Maasrace information

Information Floating Cinema