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Places to Watch Fireworks during New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam

New Year’s Eve is a magical time and everyone wants to experience this evening in the best way possible. In the Netherlands there is a tradition that at midnight everyone goes outside to see the fireworks. Wondering where to go? We prepared a list of our favorite local spots to watch the fireworks in Rotterdam! Here is our top three.

Erasmus Bridge

Located in the heart of Rotterdam, the 800-meter-long Erasmus Bridge is the most popular place to watch fireworks in Rotterdam. You can see the city center with beautiful, colorful fireworks and all Rotterdammers gathered together to observe this view.

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Hoek van Holland

Magical, extensive beach with wild nature. Visit it during New Year’s Eve and see a one-of-a-kind fireworks show! The beach is huge, so there is plenty of space for everyone. There won’t be such crowds as next to the Erasmus Bridge so it’s a good option for those who prefer a more cozy vibe.

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Nesselande has a smaller beach than Hoek Van Holland but is easily accessible with a metro. It’s a combination of city vibe and nature. Out-of-the-box but a great place to start a New Year!

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The Best Way to Ring in 2024? All Together, With Your Friends!​

Hopefully, you had lots of ups in 2023. There are obvious things to do on New Year’s Eve, like going to a New Year’s party and watching the most extraordinary fireworks in the city. What we hope you do is to do it with your loved ones like your close friends! After a lovely dinner, you can hop on your bike to go to these amazing places to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks along with people across the capital all together. Don’t forget to bring your warm hand gloves for the cold and some glasses with a bottle of champagne to ring in 2024 with a bang on the streets of Rotterdam! As we said, celebrating with friends is the ultimate way to cheer on the New Year! Whether you’re hitting a New Year’s party or cutting a rug in your own living room when a spontaneous dance party arises!

Enjoy it to the fullest, together! 

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