World Port Days

World Port Days

Sep 01, 2023Sep 03, 2023

Come to Rotterdam and experience the World Port Days at the largest seaport in Europe! Celebrate with ship tours, demonstrations, seminars, excursions, exhibitions, music and fireworks.

About the World Port Days

World Port Days (Wereldhavendagen) is the biggest annual maritime event in the Netherlands. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people take a peek behind the scenes of Europe’s biggest port: Rotterdam.

Young and old alike can enjoy visits to the decks of ships, demonstrations on the water and presentations by shipping companies. The extensive cultural programme, with musical performances, markets and more, will delight all sailors-at-heart.

An energized port

For this special occasion, the festival intends to do justice to the amount of bounding energy that can be found on any given day in the port of Rotterdam. There, you can meet the world through ships from around the globe, and marvel at the port's global importance as a hub of innovation, taking on worldwide challenges such as digitalisation and energy transition.

These concepts are just some of the reasons why Rotterdam is significant on the world map, coming together to create a spectacular festival.

World Port Days evening show

One of the highlights of the World Port Days is the musical and visual spectacle that takes place on Saturday night, from 9pm to 10.30pm.