Lift your city walk to a higher level
Rotterdamse Dakendagen, 4 to 6 June 2021
Walking has currently become the number one (inter)national sport. Everyone wants to go outside, nature reserves count more visitors than ever, and in cities the parcs became overcrowded. But, on the rooftops there is still space, and we would love to use that space. How nice is it, to roam the rooftops of Rotterdam and discover the city and new ways of using rooftops?
On 5 and 6 June, Rotterdamse Dakendagen (Rotterdamse Rooftop Days) will organise a programme of Rooftop Walks in which the public takes routes across several rooftops of the city, in pairs. From large flat city rooftops to hidden private roof terraces.
If we are allowed to get together in (small) groups again, we will also organise Specials with performances, poetry, music and film screenings on rooftops.
The complete programme will be announced at the beginning of May. Ticket sales will start 12th of May. Do you want to stay informed about the programme and receive updates?
We can’t wait to take you back to the rooftops yourself. Naturally, we’ll present a COVID-proof program, appropriate to measurements applicable at that moment.
International Knowledge Day
On Friday June 4, our annual Knowledge Day takes place. An in-depth programme for professionals and rooftop enthusiasts. The day starts with the first Rooftop Farmers Congress, organised together with Rotterdams Milieucentrum (Environtmental Centre Rotterdam), with lectures of, and discussions between, rooftop farmers from all over Europe. In the afternoon the audience can participate in informal Lunch Workshops, guided by international experts. The afternoon will cover TOP^, organised together with AIR (Architecture Institure Rotterdam). The programme covers keynotes about the latest rooftop developments and discussions between architects and policy makers from Rotterdam and their international colleagues about ‘the layered city’.
This year, the Knowledge Day will be a hybrid edition. The physical part takes place underground in the Kruisplein parking garage, which is also the main location of the Rotterdam Architectuur Maand. Our Knowledge Day is the kickoff of this annual architecture month.
Sign up your rooftop
Do you have a special rooftop, and would you like to receive a (very limited) audience on it during the Dakendagen? Let us know via email@example.com!
We are looking for volunteers!
Do you want to roll up your sleeves and help us offering our visitors the ultimate festival experience on the rooftops? Then, we would love to welcome you to our volunteer team! As a host(ess) you work one or more shifts with tasks like audience support and checking tickets. Click on the button below for more info and to sign up.
Review the 2020 programme
The beautiful videos of our virtual edition in 2020 (Rooftoppings) can still be viewed online. Watch music, dance, poetry, spoken word, free running and many informative rooftop interviews, with the roofs of Rotterdam as a stage.