Romantic Music Day
Romantic Music Day
A sunny park, a poetic atmosphere and delicious food in picnic baskets! During Romantic Music Day (Dag Van De Romantische Muziek) at Het Park in Rotterdam, you can listen to delightful live music while sipping a glass of wine.
Concerts will be performed on seven stages, with classical and romantic music as well as tango, jazz and gypsy music. Besides concerts, expect side-events for all ages, such as face-painting, stalls and creative workshops.
Experience 19th-century elegance and ambience through live music
Relive the elegance of Romanticism by listening to a series of free classical music concerts during Romantic Music Day in Rotterdam! Expect to hear music by composers like Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Fauré and many others.
Among the fixture of brilliant musicians are Dominic Seldis, principal bass player from the Concertgebouw, concert pianist Celia Garcia-Garcia and classical DJ Brendan Jan Walsh, as well as ensembles like Club Classique, Syrene Saxophone Quartet and Doelen Ensemble.
For an entire day, the pagodas of Het Park are transformed into intimate concert stages where poetry and classical music inspired by the Romantic era will be performed. In the spirit of the Romantic era, there will also be a market selling period-style clothing, hats and Victorian parasols!
One of the oldest classical music festivals in the Netherlands, previous editions attracted nearly 35.000 classical music enthusiasts to Het Park. Enjoy a day out listening to the melodies of an age gone by while enjoying a picnic with your nearest and dearest!
A long history of romantic music in Het Park
In 1854, an international music festival took place in Het Park with piano superstar Franz Liszt present. With this claim to fame in mind, Het Park is the most fitting park to host such an event in the 21st century. Indeed, Het Park has set the stage for Romantic Music Day for over 30 years.
Plan your visit
Het Park, the most beautiful park in Rotterdam, is situated near one of the most famous buildings in the Netherlands, the Euromast. At this outstanding location, you can take in the sights and sounds of Romantic Music Day. Het Park is easy to reach via public transport. Take tram 8 to Coolhaven. Alternatively, cycling to the event is also recommended.