[NYE 2013-2014] National New Year's FireworksOther / Rotterdam
31 December - 01 January, 11pm
The Netherlands is known for its spectacular New Year celebrations – but if you really want to bring in the New Year with a bang, come to Rotterdam!
This city boasts the most spectacular fireworks in the country, with a display running from 5pm until midnight.
The most exciting section of the night begins at 11pm, when Rotterdammers and internationals alike gather together in the Boompjeskade. The most beautiful fireworks are then set off from the iconic Erasmus Bridge, creating a stunning display which you’re sure to remember.
After the fireworks, there are countless informal parties to attend in Rotterdam’s squares, streets and bars.
Photo by Flickr user roolrool.
Special stands from the renowned De Oliebollenbakkerij will also be serving delicious traditonal treats!
The best views for the fireworks are from Boompjeskade and Leuvehoofd, but they can also be seen from Wilhelminakade, Willemskade or the Maaskade on Noordereiland.
› Be sure to get there early as space is limited.
› Public transport within the city will stop at 8pm on New Year's Eve.
› The Boompjeskade will not be open to cars on New Year's Eve.
› The show will be broadcast live by RTL5 and RTL8.
› The Erasmus Bridge will be closed from 6pm on New Year's Eve until 1.30am on January 1.