Each year, during the first weekend of September, the city of Rotterdam celebrates its port during the World Port Days. This festival is all about strengthening the bond between the port, the town and its natural hinterland. Over the weekend everyone is free to ‘take a look behind the scenes’ at a host of companies in the port area. A unique opportunity, in other words, to check out areas in the port that you normally wouldn’t be able to access.
The 40th edition of the World Port Days will be held on 1, 2 and 3 September 2017.
The theme of this anniversary edition is ‘Werelds’ (‘Global’). Starting off as a one-day event – Maritiem ’78 – we have grown to become the Netherlands’ largest annual maritime festival, attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors over the course of three full days. In 2017, World Port Days will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. And it’s going to be a party of global proportions!
Watch a video impression of the World Port Days 2016: