The 33rd edition of the World Port Days (wereldhavendagen) will be held on 3rd, 4th and 5th September in Rotterdam. The wereldhavendagen is an exciting event, held every year, where people of all ages can have fun while soaking in the port experience in Rotterdam.
This year’s theme is ‘An accessible future’, with an emphasis on the accessibility factor in and around the Rotterdam port. A spectacular opening ceremony will be held on the 3rd of September on the Maas river, witnessing some amazing performances by soulful artists. The night then ends with a lightening show.
A lot of exciting events including water ballets and helicopter stunts will spice up the event this year while guided boat/ship tours will give you a peep into the inner workings of the port and process of loading/unloading of container terminals.
During the event, it is advisable to reach the city center via public transport. Cars can be parked at the many P+R sites just outside Rotterdam. You can purchase either an OV-Chipkaart for traveling in the tram/bus/metro (if you are in Rotterdam for a while) or you can opt for the RET day travel cards (if you are here just for a day or two).
[Photo Credit – Marc van der Chijs]