There is plenty to do throughout the city. View the complete and current offer before, during and after King's Day in Rotterdam on uitagendarotterdam.nl/koningsdag.
Come by public transport or bicycle!
Take into account traffic measures on and around King's Day.
You can find up-to-date information about this under Accessibility on this website. Our advice is to use public transport. NS and RET are deploying extra trains and metros. The NS also stops at Blaak station. Some bus and tram lines are diverted due to King's Day. Visit the RET website for more information.
Or come by bike! Look at Fietsparkeren | Rotterdam.nl where you can safely park your bicycle.
Are you coming by car from outside Rotterdam? Then you can park it for free at one of the P+R locations on the outskirts of the city and then take the metro.
Facilities along the route
There are first aid stations and toilets at various places along the route. This map shows where they are. There are three disabled sections along the route: 1 on Pretorialaan op Zuid, 1 near Blaak near Plein 1940 and 1 on Binnenrotte. If you want to use 1 of these courses, you can request this by filling in this form. On the form you can indicate which course you prefer (South, Blaak or Binnerotte). You will receive a message in advance in which course you can go. If the course of your preference is already full, you will receive a message about what is still possible. You may bring a maximum of 1 companion. There are volunteers available to help you. All toilets placed along the route are suitable for disabled people.
Frequently asked questions
The royal walk starts at 11 a.m. and will be broadcast live by NOS on NPO1 on Thursday 27 April. In principle, the route is covered in two hours.
There will be sufficient public space along the route. Especially along the quays, the Maashaven East side, on the Blaak and on the Binnenrotte there is a lot to see and many people can stand. The public areas are clearly marked along the route. Volunteers help point the way.
You probably have to be early for the best spot.
No. The Erasmus Bridge will be closed on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Even as a pedestrian you cannot stand on the bridge to watch.
That is not possible. The Nieuwe Maas is closed on Thursday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Maashaven and Leuvehaven are closed from Wednesday 26 April 10 a.m. to Thursday 27 April 2 p.m. Ships that are already moored there may remain there.
No, you don't have to buy a ticket to stand along the route.
Yes, we also take this into account in the program. On this map you can see where the public areas for the disabled are. You can register in advance for these disabled courses using this form. On the form you can indicate which course you prefer (South, Blaak or Binnerotte). You will receive a message in advance in which course you can go. You may bring a maximum of 1 companion. There are volunteers present who can help you to take a seat in the box.
Along the route, members of the Royal Family will interact with the public, spontaneously. Not organized.
Yes, everyone is welcome at the King's Day Festival on the Binnenrotte. But if it gets too full, measures will be taken for safety. Keep an eye on our socials on the day itself for the latest information about this.
The official program for King's Day ends at 5 p.m. But there are many more activities in different places in the city. View the full program on Koningsdag in Rotterdam | Uitagenda Rotterdam.
There is plenty to do in the city before, during and after King's Day in Rotterdam. Uitagenda Rotterdam bundles everything there is to do on King's Day. View Koningsdag in Rotterdam | Uitagenda Rotterdam for the most complete and up-to-date offer.