Rotterdam Photo Festival

Rotterdam Photo Festival

Feb 01, 2024Feb 04, 2024
Willemsplein, Nieuwe Werk

Rotterdam Photo celebrates the work of independent photographers in one of the many iconic public spaces in the city of Rotterdam.

Celebrating the artistic life of Rotterdam

Rotterdam Photo, organised by Daguerre Foundation and More Productions, takes place at the most apt location possible in the maritime Nieuwe Werk district of Rotterdam: Willemsplein. Located near Remastered, one of the most popular museums in Rotterdam and near the Erasmus Bridge, there will be many opportunities to snap your own photos. The festival also takes place during Art Rotterdam Week, drawing together many elements of the artistic life of Rotterdam.

Rotterdam Photo Festival 

Rotterdam Photo transforms Willemsplein in the centre of Rotterdam into an urban photography village populated by over 60 shipping containers repurposed into exhibition spaces. In addition to exhibitions in, on and around the containers, Rotterdam Photo offers hands-on workshops, panel discussions, tents with vendors and a selection of food trucks with delicious food and drinks.

Rotterdam Photo is open to the public - all ages, dogs included - free of charge, making it unlike any other art fair during Art Week Rotterdam.

Image credit: Rotterdam Photo / Jacqueline Fuijkschot Shipping containers in Rotterdam Photo Festival

About Art Rotterdam Week

Art Rotterdam Week will present its 25th edition in 2024. Over 25.000 art lovers and collectors can enjoy a mix of participating galleries and artists presenting the latest developments in visual art in a variety of exhibition concepts. The main hub of Art Rotterdam Week takes place at the Van Nelle Factory, one of the World Heritage Monuments in the Netherlands.

Almost 50 percent of the participants are international. Represented are Belgium, Germany and the UK, as well as other countries. Rotterdam Photo is not the only festival taking place during these days: other art events, such as Object and Haute Photographie are coinciding with Art Rotterdam week, so it's a great time for art lovers of all kinds to spend time in Rotterdam.

Plan your visit to Rotterdam Photo Festival

Rotterdam Photo takes place at Willemsplein, which can be reached easily by public transportation, as well as by the shuttle buses operating during Art Rotterdam Week. For more information about opening times and the photographers showcased visit the official Rotterdam Photo website

Thumb image credit: Rotterdam Photo / Jacqueline Fuijkschot