Erasmus Pride
The LGBTQIA+ student association in Rotterdam

LGBTQIA+ living

Hey there LGBTQuties! On this page, we will provide all the info you need as an LBGTQIA+ person in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam had some of the world’s first gay bars opening in the 1910s and 20s, and in 2001, the Netherlands became the first country to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriage. Rotterdam has frequently been named one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world, and the queer community can enjoy the freedoms of living in one of the most diverse and inclusive cities in the Netherlands.

Our partner organisation GayRotterdam made a map with all the LGBT amenities and events one could wish for. If you are new to the city, have a look, but it's also worthwhile if you have been around for some time. They also have a list of hotspots that are worth visiting. Next to the hotspots, GayRotterdam are the party whisperers. They know about all the LBGTQIA+ events organized in the city and can tell you everything about them. On the rare occasion that we haven't planned an activity, you can check their calendar to see how you can spend your evening in rainbow style. They are one of a few organizations we are working with to strengthen the community.

We are a student association, which means that our activities are mainly focused on students (who knew)? We can tell you anything you need to know about the Erasmus University Rotterdam. More information about wellbeing, gender and sexual health can be found on their own pages.