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Rotterdam Unlimited and Summer Carnival 2023

The event starts at

24 July 2023


The event ends at

28 July 2023

Zomercarnaval is a summer carnival that is all about diversity of cultures, music, dance, art and poetry. Rotterdam summer carnival features a huge street parade, drum* battle and music concert.

Zomercarnaval – the Battle of the Drums, the music concerts and the street food vendors run from Friday night to Saturday night. The crowning of the carnival Queen is always held one week prior to the parade.

Rotterdam is a fusion of many different cultures and their traditions which transform Rotterdam each year. Over one million attend Zomercarnaval to dance, party, enjoy the parade, eat some exotic food and be joyous.

Rotterdam Summer Carnival

Rotterdam Summer Carnival

Rotterdam is a culturally diverse city, a melting pot city of 178 different nationalities. The more Zomercarnaval grew, the more that the character of the city came to be represented. People from different backgrounds saw the carnival as a chance to showcase their cultures.

Zomercarnaval allows its local citizens to showcase their different cultures through music, dance, costumes, art and floats. All these different cultures fuse to create an incredible extravaganza.

ZomerCarnaval is often compared to Notting Hill Carnival as they are both large all-day street parties. However, the critical difference is that while both started as Caribbean Carnivals, Notting Hill’s stayed loyal to its roots and Zomercarnaval, on the other hand, evolved to include more cultures and nationalities.

Here are the steps to plan your trip

1. Go to the official website and double check the event availability, prices and regulations.

2. Check below the accommodations in hotels in Rotterdam available during the the event. ⤵︎

How to find best prices for hotels

2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.

2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.

🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.

📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.

2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.

2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.

2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!

2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.

3. Check the flight, bus, and train travel options to the event location

4. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets

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