World Port Days – Soak in the port experience in Rotterdam!

Events, What's New — By arwalokhandwala on September 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm

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.

Rotterdam harbour

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]

Tags: "Rotterdam Harbour", "Rotterdam port", "Rotterdam travel", Holland, Netherlands, Rotterdam public transport


  • Aledys Ver says:

    I hadn’t heard of this event before – it sounds quite interesting!! I might be visiting Rotterdam next weekend provided the weather is not too horrible… I will keep your previous tips in mind ; )

  • Arwa says:

    @ Aledys : I am glad you found the information useful Aledys. If you are interested in checking out the Rotterdam port area, go for a boat tour on the Maas river – now that the event is over. I wish you a great visit and I hope the information here proves helpful to you. Let me know if you have additional questions.

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