Practical Information 2019

What is Rotterdamse Dakendagen?

Rotterdamse Dakendagen (Rotterdam Rooftop Days) is an annual festival on the rooftops of Rotterdam. We want to show how rooftops can contribute to a vibrant and future-proof city. We open doors that remain closed for the rest of the year and offer our visitors spectacular views, high above the busy city below. During our festival, around 70 rooftops can be visited, 20 of which are Open Rooftops. The rest are featured in over 20 (guided) Tours and almost 30 Specials (events on rooftops).

 

When

  • Thursday 30 May: Sneak Preview
  • Friday 31 May: Knowledge Day (for professionals) and Specials
  • Saturday 1 June: Open Rooftops, Specials and Tours
  • Sunday 2 June: Open Rooftops, Specials and Tours

 

How

You can visit the festival in three different ways:

 

  • Buy a ‘Dakpas’ (€8,50) and visit the 20 Open Rooftops on either Saturday 1 June or Sunday 2 June
  • Experience a Special: an event on a rooftop
  • Book a Tour: a guided route to several rooftops within a certain theme

 

With any of these three tickets types, you are also welcome to visit our festival heart ‘Luchtpark Hofbogen’ during the festival weekend.

 

At what time

 

Visiting Open Rooftops with a ‘Dakpas’

Saturday 1 June & Sunday 2 June

11:00 – 17:00

 

Tours and Specials

Check out the individual times for these events on the dedicated pages.

 

Opening hours festival heart Luchtpark Hofbogen

  • Friday 31 May: 17:00 – 23:00 (Drinks and official opening Rotterdamse Dakendagen)
  • Saturday 1 June: 10:00 – 20:30  
    (from 20:30 onwards the rooftop only opened for concert De Likt + Symphony of Fire)
  • Sunday 2 June: 10:00 – 19:00

 

Cashless festival

Rotterdamse Dakendagen is a cashless festival. You can only pay with your debit card (not with cash) at our festival locations.

 

FAQ

 

What are the ticket prices?

 

  • This year, the ‘Dakpas’ costs €8,50
  • Tours cost €12,50 or €7,50 with a Dakpas for the same day
  • Specials differ greatly, so each has its own price

 

All prices on this website include any transaction costs.

 

When and where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets online from 1 May onwards. You can also buy tickets at our festival box offices during the festival weekend.

Click here to buy a Dakpas

Click here for locations and opening hours of our box offices

Where do I show my ticket?

Exchange your Dakpas e-ticket for a physical ticket at one of our box offices at the start of your visit. Bring your e-ticket with you, printed or on the screen of your phone.

 

Tickets for Tours and Specials do not need to be exchanged for a physical ticket, simply bring your e-ticket to the (starting) location noted on the ticket.

 

Can you scan my ticket from a (phone) screen?

Yes, but please make sure the brightness of your screen is set to full.

 

Do you have discounts for young children, students, seniors or others?

Children under 5 years of age do not need a ‘Dakpas’ to accompany their guardians on the Open Rooftops. Some rooftops however, are not accessible for children under the age of 15 (due to safety regulations).

 

Otherwise we have no standard discounts. Exceptions will be mentioned on the page of the specific Special or Tour.

 

I’ve bought a ticket to one of your events, but I am unable to attend. Can I return my tickets?

We do not provide a refund, but we might be able to exchange your ticket to a different date or time. Please contact us via vragen@rotterdamsedakendagen.nl to ask your question.

 

If there is bad weather on the day of, how will I know if the event is cancelled or not?

Unfortunately, bad weather is always a risk in the Netherlands. We will only cancel an event when we, in accordance with guidelines set by police and fire department, deem the weather situation unsafe. Should such a situation occur, we will notify ticket buyers via email as soon as possible. We will also post the information on our website and social media. Tip: make sure email from vragen@rotterdamsedakendagen.nl does not end up in your spam filter.

 

If there is bad weather, do you offer restitution?

We do not offer restitution due to bad weather, unless we are forced to cancel the event when a dangerous situation occurs.

 

How much time should I plan between events?

Most events last between 1 and 2 hours. We mention the duration on the pages of most events. If you want to plan two events on the same day, please note that it can take some time to get from rooftop to rooftop, even if they are close to each other. If you have doubts, please contact us for advice before you book.

 

Is everyone allowed on the rooftops?

Some rooftops have restrictions based on age (due to safety regulations), type of clothing (no heels) or certain allergies (bees). If you cannot meet these restrictions, you are not allowed on the rooftop. You can find all restrictions mentioned at the Open Rooftops, Tours and Specials on the website.

 

Are the rooftops accessible for people with physical disabilities?

Unfortunately, most rooftops are not accessible for people in a wheelchair. We advise against buying a ‘Dakpas’ if walking is difficult or impossibe for you. If an event is suitable for people in a wheelchair, this is mentioned in the description.

 

Can I bring my dog on the rooftops?

Dogs and other animals are not allowed on the rooftops. If you wish to visit the festival with a guide dog, please contact us via vragen@rotterdamsedakendagen.nl so we can advise you.