P&O Ferries port in the Netherlands is host to the Rotterdam World Port days

Fans of all things maritime can score a double whammy this September by getting a P&O Ferry over to Rotterdam and enjoy a festival in and about the local port.


The Wereldhavendagen (World Port Days) take part every year in the Port of Rotterdam, which is the largest port in Europe. This year, the festival takes place from 2-4th September, and it promises to be another fascinating few days for anyone remotely interested in the port’s history and activity.

Among the things on offer at the World Port Days are tours of ships currently in port, seminars and exhibitions. The Port of Rotterdam has historically been one of Europe’s busiest ports, and has been a hub of industrial activity and a source of jobs for decades. The World Port Days will aim to bring the port and its unique characteristics closer to both local and global audiences, many of whom will never have seen, at close quarters, the workings, architecture and technology of a modern port.

Tugboats, tankers, and inland vessels will all be open to the public, along with stalls set up by the different port companies. There will also be plenty of nautical demonstrations, where the port companies will show off their ships’ functions and capabilities to the public. For more information, head over to the official website.

The Wereldhavendagen will take place in P&O Ferries’ Dutch port in Rotterdam. To get there, you can take a ferry from Hull.

Image credit: Tim Straeter

One Response to “P&O Ferries port in the Netherlands is host to the Rotterdam World Port days”

  1. World Port Days is actually a fun event. Lots of sea vessels will show off their special functions.

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