The World Port Days (Wereldhavendagen) is a large, annual maritime event in Rotterdam to familiarize visitors with the port and to create a positive attitude towards the port and its surrounding maritime city. You can get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Port and Industrial area. Activities range from ship tours, naval activities, demonstrations, seminars, excursions, exhibitions, music and much more.
- Take a look behind the scenes at Europe’s largest seaport.
- Climb aboard the anchored ships or take a tour of the harbor.
- The World Harbor Days are a perfect family outing.
Nautical Demonstration and Excursions
Get on board of the enormous range of (working) ships on the quayside. These include inland vessels, tankers and tugboats, as well as floating sheer legs and vessels of the Port Authorities. Take one of the adventurous port excursions (some with an English speaking guide). See how port companies demonstrate what their ships, sheer legs and other sailing equipment are capable of during spectacular nautical demonstrations.
The World Port Days is a typical family event. Breathtaking stunts, spectacular action, pure power and nautical expertise. You can experience all this yourself from the Erasmus Bridge or from the grandstand on the Wilhelminakade. Rotterdam will show you just what it can do on water.