About Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival
It is the biggest bluegrass event in Europe,
Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival gathers over ten thousand visitors every year.
Traditional bluegrass bands from all over Europe, USA, Australia, and New Zealand perform on their stage during these three days.
Other music styles are presented, such as rock’n’roll, country, country-blues, rockabilly, hillbilly, ragtime, jazz, and even some heavy metal and punk.
Activities and Entertainments
Of course, the festival is not just about the music.
There is a wide variety of activities and entertainments, such as workshops, exhibitions, underground comics, and jam sessions.
In 2019, an artisan cobbler from Rotterdam even created a limited-edition shoe, designed specifically for the festival and definitely meant to become one-of-a-kind in someone’s collection.
Food and Drinks
The choice of food and drinks on the market is exquisite: hot dogs, brown fries, chicken stew, vegan stew, meat, and salads are sold from multiple stands and trucks.
The prices are affordable, and the entrance to the Rotterdam Bluegrass festival is free of charge.
The festival takes place in Rotterdam-Noord, at several venues around the Pijnackerplein, the town square.
Getting here is very easy.
Pijnackerplein is situated just off Bergweg and relatively close to Rotterdam Central Station.
However, it is better to come by bicycle or public transport as the parking space is quite limited.
You can find all kinds of properties here, from apartment hotels and one star up to luxury five-star hotels.
A Good five-star hotel in Rotterdam town centre
In the centre of the town, you find an excellent five-star hotel, Mainport Design Hotel.
It has one of the best guest reviews in town.
More things to do in Rotterdam
The festival is getting visitors from nearby countries and worldwide.
The city itself is much more than just a music festival venue.
Rotterdam has a rich history, incredible architecture, beautiful harbour, various museums, and over a thousand different outdoor sculptures – you will not get bored here!
And, in addition, a large number of bars, restaurants, and shops.
Rotterdam Central Station is the most recognisable architectural site of the city.
Markthal is an indoor market, combined with luxury housings, built in a horseshoe configuration, and it is one of a kind.
Cube Houses are a village inside the city.
The architect saw these houses as trees and the whole area as wood, so the houses are tipped to one side, making three sides face the sky, and the other three face the ground.
Erasmus Bridge is 800 meters long and connects the northern and the southern parts of the city.
It was designed to represent the area, while its pylon-like shape gave it another name – The Swan.
Euromast observation tower was built in 1960, and today, the elevator will bring you 100 meters over the ground in just 30 seconds.
At the top, you’ll find a great observation deck and a restaurant.
You can wander around the city by yourself or book a tour.
You can choose a bike, walking or a boat tour around the city.