About RA Month

Rotterdam Architecture Month is the Netherlands’ largest architecture festival about the future of the city. The month takes place in June and each year a new appropriate location is chosen for the festival heart. It is open to everyone, regardless of knowledge or experience with architecture.

With over 100 partners from the education, cultural and design sectors, RA Month organizes and facilitates over 125 activities across 40 locations. Discover how architecture and city-making influence and improve everyday life. Visit striking interventions, tours, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, films and festivities. Explore the city of the future!


RA Month started in 2016 by bringing together and communicating a collective festival calendar. After three successful but relatively modest editions, the concept was taken to the next level in 2019 with a central festival heart in the post office on Coolsingel, over 50 activities, 70,000 visitors and explosive growth in online reach.

In 2021, the festival heart was located underground in the Kruisplein parking garage. In 2022, we went up on the roof of the Nieuwe Instituut with the pink Podium. In 2023 we had a floating festival heart in the Maashaven on the spot where the Nelson Mandela Park will rise. In 2024 the festival heart will take place in Museumpark.

View the 2021 programme.
View the 2022 programme.
View the 2023 programme.
View the 2024 programme.

Since 2021, the ambition continues to develop RA Month into a festival of national, and eventually international, significance. The RA Month is an initiative of AIR – Architectuur Instituut Rotterdam, Rotterdam Festivals and Rotterdam Partners.

RA Month ’24

This year’s theme for Rotterdam Architecture Month is Garden of the City.
Click here for more information on the festivalheart of the RA Month.