English Festival Information

Welcome to the rooftops of Rotterdam!

What is it?
‘Rotterdamse Dakendagen’ (Rotterdam Rooftop Days) is a festival that explores new spaces, high above the hustle and bustle of the city. We open doors that remain closed the rest of the year. Join us on the rooftops of Rotterdam, spectacular views await!

Please note: this edition of the festival is sold out, we have no more ‘Dakpassen’ available.

June 9, 10 & 11 2017

Opening hours:
Open Rooftops
Saturday June 10 & Sunday June 11
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Our Central Rooftop
Parking Westblaak, Hartmansstraat 35, 3012 VA Rotterdam
Friday June 9: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday June 10: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday June 11: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

I want to visit Rotterdamse Dakendagen, what should I do?
Simply buy a ‘Dakpas’ online or at one of our box offices and you’re in! Only 5 euros for a full weekend-access to Open Rooftops across the entire city. Click here to buy your Dakpas online.

Rotterdamse Dakendagen exists of three parts: Open Rooftops, Tours and Specials. We offer one English Spoken Tour, the Rotterdam from Above Tour.  All other Tours are in Dutch.

The Dakpas gives you access to all Open Rooftops and is also a subscription to the festival. With it you can book tickets to Tours and Specials. Without it, you may not visit any Tours or Specials.

Please note: Rotterdamse Dakendagen is a cashless festival. Our box office accepts only pin transactions (debit) and cash payments for the exact amount of your transaction.

Where can I book Tours and Specials?
All Tours and Specials can be booked online (via this website, payment through iDeal and creditcard) and at our box offices.

Where will my (e-)ticket be checked?
Please have your Dakpas e-ticket scanned at the start of your visit and exchange it for a physical ticket + our complimentary road- and routemap. That way you’re all set to go explore the rooftops.

Your ticket can be scanned at:

  • At any of our box office locations (during the festival weekend)
  • At the meeting point for all Tours (Parking Westblaak, our central rooftop, all weekend)
  • The location of the Special you’ve booked (15 minutes in advance)

Are there concession prices available?
We do not offer discounts to students or seniors. Children under the age of 5 do not need a Dakpas and can accompany their guardians free of charge on the Open Rooftops. This is not the case for Tours and Specials.

What happens if there is bad weather?
The Netherlands has a fickle climate and bad weather is always a possibility. Luckily, we are not made of sugar. We only close rooftops if there is a dangerous situation. Visitors will be informed of this via our social media accounts (you can find us on facebook and instagram).

Return policy
Purchased tickets cannot be returned. Exchanging tickets for a different time is sometimes possible, please contact us if you have a question or stop by one of our box offices during the festival.

Are the roofs accessible for those with disabilities?
We do not recommend visiting Rotterdamse Dakendagen with a physical disability. Most rooftops are difficult to access in a wheelchair. The only exception is Las Palmas, the location for many of our Specials. So please look for Specials with that location.