Events and more

The Hansa towns are full of wonderful events, festivals, exhibitions and much more. Below you can view the current calendar and enjoy your stay!


May

Zwolle Unlimited

Zwolle Unlimited

Zwolle Unlimited sets off the summer season in style and gets the waterfronts, parks and squares of Zwolle alive with renowned storytellers, street theatre companies and roots musicians from the Netherlands and abroad, as well as a sizeable book market.

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June

Lepeltje Lepeltje Zwolle

Lepeltje Lepeltje Zwolle

During the weekend of 7 to 10 July, the TerpelwijkPark will be spooned under a delicious sunshine.

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July

Deventer On Stilts

Deventer On Stilts

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Doesburg Inside Out

Doesburg Inside Out

Street theatre, music, dance, old-school brass & drum bands, and countless of other activities with national and international artists.

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August

Deventer Book Market

Deventer Book Market

Around 6 km of book market with well-established book dealers and antiquarians from all over the Netherlands.

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Kamper stripspektakel (Kampen comics fair)

Kamper stripspektakel (Kampen comics fair)

Come to Kampen for the comics fair and enjoy the great, family-friendly vibe. With around 85 stands, 55 comic artists and writers, children’s and picture book illustrators, publishers, fan clubs and information stands, activities for children, workshops and musical entertainment, everyone will feel right at home. Admission is free.

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Fotografica Doesburg

Fotografica Doesburg

Over the years, the open-air Fotografica market has grown into international renown as well as grown in size, to over 125 market stalls – making it the largest open-air photography equipment fair of Europe and placing it firmly on the agenda of international collectors and enthusiasts.

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Euifeest Hasselt

Euifeest Hasselt

'T Euifeest was originally celebrated after eui (hay) was won. Time for a party! The streets are lit and decorated, there is a fair, euibattle and large allegorical procession.

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International Cellofestival

International Cellofestival

Charming venues, theatres, churches, historical buildings and outdoor locations all serve as a backdrop for musical performances, encounters, inspiration and most of all enjoyment.

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September

City Festival Zwolle

City Festival Zwolle

A whole week of exciting performances on and around the city canals. Music, theatre, dance and much more.

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Botterdagen Elburg

Botterdagen Elburg

In the second weekend of September, the Botterdagen or ‘smack days’ are upon us.

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The third DoesburgseKadedagen

The third DoesburgseKadedagen

This year again two full days surprising and delightful at the IJsselkade in Doesburg! A unique two-day festival with cosy stalls with art, creativity, fair-trade regional products, various food trucks, cosy terraces, a dazzling fashion show, demonstrations and open stages with music and dance.

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Chocolate Festival Zutphen

Chocolate Festival Zutphen

Come to this unique chocolate festival and taste, look at, prepare and enjoy chocolate in many forms.

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October

Bock Beer Day Zutphen

Bock Beer Day Zutphen

A day dedicated to the arrival of the year’s first batch of bock beer. There is a bock beer market and a (nostalgically themed) parade.

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Chocolate Festival Hattem

Chocolate Festival Hattem

A large event that revolves around the well-known irresistible delicacy in all its variety.

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December

Dickens Festival

Dickens Festival

The 19th-century English city of Charles Dickens is revived in all its glory in the Deventer city centre.

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Kerst in Oud Kampen  (Christmas in historical Kampen)

Kerst in Oud Kampen (Christmas in historical Kampen)

The charming, authentic old town becomes the scene of a host of theatrical performances, ranging from staged glimpses into the past to encounters with characters from Dickens’ Christmas stories.

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