Ten years of FutureLand
On Saturday 1 June, FutureLand will be making a day of it. Because 1 June 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the information centre at Maasvlakte in the port of Rotterdam. And a birthday means treats! That’s why FutureLand will stay open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., why admission is free on all our tours and why visitors can expect all sorts of other surprises throughout the day. And if you’re feeling peckish, you can find a variety of food trucks on our grounds, with tasty treats like chips, organic ice cream and coffee prepared by a professional barista.
New exhibition opening
'The Port is WORKING!'
Alderman Barbara Kathmann - responsible for Economic Affairs - will be adding colour to the festivities. In the afternoon, Kathmann will join Port Authority CEO, Allard Castelein, to open the new exhibition ‘The Port is WORKING!’, which will be open to the public from 2 p.m. on. ‘The Port is WORKING!’ shows the many ways in which the port contributes to the Dutch economy, highlights some remarkable port developments and goes into the range of jobs found in the port area. Across the Netherlands, the port actually creates employment for almost 400,000 people.
Career choice game
Robotisation, big data and the utilisation of new sources of energy create a demand for both existing and new skills. The career choice game shows visitors how anyone with talent can find the right job for him- or herself in the port. The exhibition, which runs until May 2020, was realised in partnership with the Educatief Informatie Centrum Mainport Rotterdam (EIC).
Extra tours & activities
Over the first ten years of its existence, FutureLand has developed from an information centre about the construction of Maasvlakte 2 into one of the most popular attractions in the greater Rotterdam area. FutureLand tells visitors everything they want to know about the port of today and of the future. Every year, over 100,000 port aficionados pay a visit to the centre. Last year, the millionth visitor was treated to a unique evening out. Dinner was served in a glass container, against a backdrop of futuristic terminals. On 1 June, visitors to the centre can once again count on a surprise. What’s more, admission is free to any of the regular attractions - whether it’s the FutureLand Ferry, FutureLand Express, the fossil-hunting expedition, the beachcombing treasure hunt, the kids’ quiz, or the crafts workshop. On 1 June, FutureLand will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ten fun activities – admission free!
Round trip with the FutureLand Ferry
Round trip with the FutureLand Express
Beachcombing treasure hunt
Please note: You need to book in advance for any of these activities. Registration opens 20 May.
How to make reservations
Our booking system provides in Dutch details on the different activities, start times and availability. Your reservation will only be finalised after you’ve completed the last step. Please make a separate reservation for each of the activities you are interested in. Apart from the bus and boat tours, all activities are found under the ‘Other’ header. Activities that are no longer available for booking are not included in the reservations overview.
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Please note: if you decide to order a combi ticket, please select two separate start times: one for the bus tour and one for the boat tour. There are only a limited number of spots available, so booking in advance is advised. Please pick up your tickets from the reception desk at least 30 minutes before the start of the activity. Non-claimed spots are released 30 minutes before departure.
If you are forced to cancel for whatever reason, please do so by using the link in the booking confirmation that we sent you via email. On 29 May, we will be sending out a second email that contains extra information – about special parking arrangements on this festive day, for example.
Our timetable for 1 June offers in Dutch full details on the special programme that day. It includes an overview of all planned activities. Apart from the Shanty Choir and the kids’ workshops, you will need to make reservations for any of the activities you want to participate in.