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Taking to the roof during the Rotterdam Roofing Days

This weekend you can admire Rotterdam from a different angle for once; from June 3 to 5, the Rotterdam Roof Days will take place. Take a guided tour of the rooftops or go up on your own to enjoy a surprising festival program.. . Text: Fleur de Jong
Image Header: Ossip van Duivenbode

International example 

The organization of the Rotterdam Roof Days festival wants to show how utilizing roofs can contribute to a healthy, vibrant, inclusive, attractive and future-proof city. So one of the ways they do this is with the annual festival, where all Rotterdammers and visitors to the city are welcome on the roofs. Here there are seas of new space, such as space for art and culture, sustainability, sports, (bio)diversity, recreation and much more. 

The Roof Days should serve as an international example when it comes to the possibilities of roof use. As an open laboratory, inspiring examples and research will be displayed in a stimulating way to show the potential of the roof landscape. 

So during the festival, visitors can take part in tours, where you can visit multiple rooftops under the guidance of a guide, or just follow rooftop tours, where you can walk over 30 rooftops on your own. Along the way you will be introduced to theater, art, live music and you can even have so-called Roof Consultations with the municipality to discuss the possibilities of your own roof. Should you want to relax in between, you can do so in the festival center at Luchtpark Hofbogen while enjoying a snack and drink. Photo: Frank HanswijkPhoto: Frank HanswijkPhoto: Frank Hanswijk

Rotterdam Rooftop Walk 

The rooftop walk across Coolsingel of no less than 600 meters is a unique experience during the Roof Days. This exhibition came about with contributions from many designers architects and artists. For example, the roof of the Bijenkorf is veined with greenery to a design by LOLA Landscape. The Rooftop Walk will remain open a little longer and can be visited through June 24.

Book your tickets and time slot for both events here. Photo: Leon KeerPhoto: Ossip van DuivenbodeAlso read: 'This is the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore'