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!


December

Dutch Icesculpture Festival

Dutch Icesculpture Festival

The Dutch Icesculpture Festival is open from 14 December 2019 until 1 March 2020.

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May

Liberation Festival

Liberation Festival

The Dutch national Liberation Festival, with over 50 performances and more than 130,000 visitors.

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June

The IJssel Biennial in the summer of 2020

The IJssel Biennial in the summer of 2020

This international art trail along the most beautiful river in the Netherlands will get a sequel in the summer of 2020. The IJssel Biennial is the longest art trail in the Netherlands, where the visitor will encounter 30 exciting and monumental art works, spread over more than 100 kilometres along the river IJssel in the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland.

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July

Deventer On Stilts

Deventer On Stilts

International outdoor festival ‘Deventer On Stilts’. High-grade outdoor theatre, spectacle and professional art. The festival offers visitors national and international top acts from France, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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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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Euifeest

Euifeest

't Euifeest was originally celebrated after eui (hay) was won.

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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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September

Botterdagen Elburg

Botterdagen Elburg

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

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Dikke TInne Festival

Dikke TInne Festival

Back in the days of old-time music, theater, nostalgic stories, crafts, knights and ladies, prostitutes, town crier competitions, children's games and cooking. Highlight is a true legend Hattemse; the Kladdegat.

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Doesburgse kadedagen (waterfront festival)

Doesburgse kadedagen (waterfront festival)

The IJssel waterfront becomes the scene of a wonderful market with regional products, several music performances and water-related activities, fashion shows and sports demonstrations.

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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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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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