The North Sea Jazz Festival is an annual festival, happening every year in the second week of July, in Ahoy venue, in Rotterdam. It is Netherlands’ most prestigious jazz event, attracting international media coverage and the world’s most famous jazz musicians.
The first festival took place in The Hague in 1976. In 2006 it moved to Rotterdam and it hosts more than a thousand musicians, spread over 150 performances. It’s the largest indoor music festival in the world, hosting over 60,000 visitors each year.
Rotterdam Ahoy, Ahoyweg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.
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Rotterdam weather is oceanic. You can expect rainy days all year long. However, the temperature rarely reaches extreme levels. The best time to visit Rotterdam is in the spring and summer since there’ll probably be fewer rainy days, with pleasant weather. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is January.
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