Going out

Student life

When you move to Rotterdam there are certain things you want to know as a new student. Find out everything you want to know about housing, insurance and student organisations.

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Events in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the host of many famed events, such as International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Rotterdam Marathon, North Sea Jazz Festival and Wereldhavendagen.


Rotterdam is a true cultural melting pot and thus home to many different restaurants, bars, coffee bars, lunchrooms and take-away spots! Either if you are vegetarian, vegan, fish-lover or a carnivore, there is something for everyone.  

On Katendrecht you’ll find many little restaurants at Deliplein, whereas in the Witte de Withstraat you’ll be amongst the hipsters. More into fries? Try out Tante Nel, Pomms or Bram Ladage for a true deep fried experience.

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Musea & culture

Rotterdam is home to many different types of museums and art galleries. As Lonely Platet states: "From cutting edge contemporary galleries to one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands, Rotterdam has a diverse collection of art and it’s not just confined to museums – you´ll find outdoor sculptures, installations and street art spread throughout the city." Does this quote need any addition? Don’t think so! Get outside and visit Rotterdam’s culture!

Events on campus

Not only in town, but also on campus there are different events taking place every week organised by different departments, faculties and associations. Want to be updated? And did you know that Erasmus University Rotterdam kicks off the academic year with it's own festival: the HeartBeat Festival?

Going out in Rotterdam

Ready for the weekend? Nightlife in Rotterdam is very diverse and has something to offer for any age and any interest.