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Opening times

Opening time

The festival grounds are open on:

  • Friday 1 September 10:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 2 September 10:00 – 18:00 and 21:00 – 22:45
  • Sunday 3 September 10:00 – 18:00

Ticket office at the ss Rotterdam

Excursion tickets can be booked online from 12 pm Monday 21 August via this website.

For the excursions during the World Port Days, a ticket is required. You can buy these tickets in advance online via the website. During the event, an information desk and an excursion ticket desk will be open in Katendrecht, near the SS Rotterdam, situated at 3e Katendrechtsehoofd. This is also the departure point for most of the excursions. On the Wilhelminapier, near the Rijnhavenbrug, there is a ticket desk for last-minute excursion tickets.

The information and ticket desks for excursion tickets are open as follows:
Katendrecht from 08:00 to 18:00 hours
Wilhelminapier from 10:00 to 18:00 hours


Entrance to the World Port Days event area is free of charge but you will need to buy a ticket for excursions to the Port. You can book excursion tickets from Mondag 21 August – 12:00 hours via www.wereldhavendagen.nl/en or, from 1 September on, from the ss Rotterdam in Katendrecht, or the last minute ticket offices on the Wilhelminapier and the Willemskade.

Please note:

  • Payment can only be made with a debit card.
  • Bookings can no longer be made by telephone.
  • World Port Days uses e-tickets. When you book online you receive your tickets immediately by email. Print them out and bring them with you to the departure point.
  • You can book a maximum of 6 tickets per excursion.

Our tickets sales helpdesk is open from Monday 21 August, on workdays, between 10 am and 5 pm. It can be reached via telephone no. 085-4872112 or email wereldhavendagen@festivaltickets.nl

Identification required

Please bring a valid passport, driving licence or ID card with you when joining an excursion. If you don’t have identification with you, you won’t be allowed to enter the Port area. The security of Rotterdam’s vast port and industrial complex must be safeguarded, and this necessitates extensive security measures, including the need to provide identification.


By car

If you’re coming by car from outside the city, you can park in one of the P+R areas on the outskirts of Rotterdam and then take the metro or tram into the city. All World Port Days locations are easily accessible by public transport. The Wilhelminapier and the Scheepsvaartkwartier (Parkkade up to and including the Willemsplein) will be closed off to cars during the World Port Days. You can find all the P+R areas on www.rotterdam.nl/overzichtprterreinen.

By bike

If you are coming to the event by bicycle, you can leave it at one of the special bicycle parking facilities at either end of the Erasmusbrug. You can also hire a public transport bicycle (OV-  ets) at Rotterdam Central Station.

By public transport

Katendrecht Shuttle bus

You can reach the departure point of the excursions in Katendrecht by taking RET bus 77. There is also an extra shuttle bus between metro station Rijnhaven and ss Rotterdam.

Ferry shuttle service

The World Port Days event is taking place across a very wide area. The ferry service is a great way to get around, especially between the north and the south of the city. And it’s very easy to use. You can buy a ticket when you get on the ferry. The ferry costs € 1,- per stop.
The ferry service is provided by De Tenders.


Katendrecht ‘K2’ (at ss Rotterdam) – Rijnhaven ‘R’ (at Hotel New York, pantoon Port of Rotterdam) – Westerkade/Parkkade ‘W’


The Waterbus is also a fun way to get around. The Waterbus is an easy way to get from various places outside of the city to the World Port Days event zones. The Waterbus accepts the public transport chip card (OV-Chipkaart) but you can also buy tickets on board. For more information about prices and times, go to www.waterbus.nl


Line 18 > Willemskade (at Spido) – Katendrecht ‘K3’ (at ss Rotterdam) – St. Jobshaven – Heijplaat/RDM <

Line 20 > Willemskade (at Spido) – Krimpen a/d IJssel – Ridderkerk – Alblasserdam – H.I. Ambacht – Papendrecht – Dordrecht <

Shuttle Service discover the port!

There is a shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday that goes to various locations in the port.


> Katendrecht ‘K2’ (at ss Rotterdam) – Stichting Museum De Delft – Heijplaat/RDM Visitors can also take the high-speed shuttle boat between. Price €2,50 per person.

Rotterdam and EIC Rozenburg, which will give you a great view of the port from the water.


> Willemskade (at Spido) – Vlaardingen – EIC Mainport Rotterdam <

Shuttle services

This year our partners Ford Dealer Ardea Auto and NL Mobility will once more be providing a shuttle service. The shuttle service goes from the Parkkade to the Willemsplein and from the Willemsplein via the start of the Wilhelminapier to Katendrecht and back. This shuttle service can be used by anyone and is free of charge.


> Willemsplein – Loading/unloading point Luxor Theater – Katendrecht

> Katendrecht – Taxi rank Nhow Hotel – Willemsplein

> Parkkade – Westerkade – Willemsplein <


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