Joy of coding

Celebrating the art, craft, science and joy of software development

―  Our 2017 venue: De Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Joy of Coding 2017 will take place at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, a theatre in the centre of Rotterdam. While this venue usually hosts dance, theatre and music theatre productions, it offers ideal conference facilities. The location is on the central Rotterdam square of the same name, Schouwbergplein.

Getting there

Address: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam

The venue is five minutes’ walk from the front of Rotterdam Centraal train station, so public transport links are ideal.


If you arrive by car, you can park in the Schouwburgplein underground car park. There are two car park entrances: one on Schouwburgplein itself, and one via parkeercluster Rotterdam Centraal from the entrance in the Weena tunnel in front of station Rotterdam Centraal. You can reserve parking with substantial discounts at

Schouwburg Rotterdam - Grote Zaal
Schouwburg Rotterdam - Grote Zaal


The venue is fully wheelchair accessable. If you have special needs, please contact us.

About Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a city from the future that is undergoing constant refactoring. As in our code, legacy urban elements are continuously being replaced by more exciting modern structures. The Erasmus bridge, Central Station, the Market Hall and the Timmerhuis are recent examples, but not the last. Meanwhile, building reuse gives many historical monuments new roles.

Schouwburg Rotterdam - Grote Zaal