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Events in Noordwijk

In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Noordwijk. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.

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New Year's Eve

Saturday 31 December 2016

New Year is another wild celebration. The Dutch often stay home with their families until midnight, and many bars open just then. Many venues offer New Year parties. From midnight the sky lights up as everyone sets of fireworks. People in Noordwijk love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...

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New Year's Day plunge

Sunday 1 January 2017

On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive is organized in Noordwijk, which has been since 2000. This traditional event creates a lot of fun on several beaches each year on 1 January.

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Carnival Noordwijk

Carnival Weekend

During the carnival days there are party festivals, and there's a parade where fun is made of famous people and officials. Carnival goers dress up exuberantly, participate in a three-day carnival craze and go to all kinds of bars and party locations. The party locations are decorated with masks and streamers and party ...

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Tourist Market

Every Sunday a lively market is organized on the Vuurtorenplein (Light house square), with about 50 stalls that each sell great items. Old-fashioned fun with music, and an attraction for the children where they can let off some steam. While the children play, you can leisurely walk down the street fair and take ...

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National Museum Week

Saturday 8 — Friday 14 April 2017

During this Museum week about 450 museums are to visit. There are extra activities such as workshops, guided tours, tastings, children's treasure hunts, musical performances and the possibility to dress up. This year's theme is: "Let yourself be mesmerized by a museum piece."

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Flower parade of the 'Bollenstreek'

End April

Annually the Flower parade of the 'Bollenstreek' rides its 40 km long route from Noordwijk to Haarlem. It departs from Noordwijk at 9.30am - arrives in Haarlem around 9pm. The parade consists of some twenty floats and more ...

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Funfair in Noordwijk aan Zee

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Noordwijk aan Zee it is still possible every year, end of April

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King's Day

Thursday 27 April 2017

King's Day is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the King, but this in reality is only an excuse to party hard. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands. Several activities taking place throughout Noordwijk and make the 27th April for a special day.

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Most beautiful traffic jam of the Netherlands

End April

Early April the 'most beautiful traffic jam of the Netherlands' takes place. The flower parade of the 'Bollenstreek' (Bulb region) will drive illuminated its route through Noordwijkerhout. 'The most beautiful traffic jam of the Netherlands' is a range of vehicles, new model cars, floats, old-timers, all decorated with ...

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Lifeboat Day

Early May

In the spring, the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM) organizes its annual open day. On Lifeboat Day you can look into the rescue station. At all stations are demonstrations, storytelling, and you can see the equipment.

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International Historic Tulpenrallye

Early May

All cars are built before 1972 and have a trip of almost 2500 kilometers (1500 miles) behind them when they ride over the boulevard in Noordwijk. The most impressive cars are undoubtedly the 10 participants from the Vintage class, all the cars were built before 1950 (including 6 Bentley's). The ...

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National Mills Day

Saturday 13 — Sunday 14 May 2017

Since 1974 the event is held every year on the second Saturday in May. It is a day when as many mills as possible are running. The National Mills Day has now become an annual event. Besides turning and grinding, all kinds of activities take place at a large number of mills, from baking pancakes to music festivals. More ...

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Opera aan Zee (Seaside Opera)

End May

The festival consists of a few concerts, and a few opera diners. 'Opera aan Zee' is an annual summer festival in Noordwijk which exists since 1997. During this week and a half lasting festival, various open air concerts and opera dines are organized. The full program can be found on the website.

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Bunkerdag

Saturday 10 June 2017

Langs de kust van Nederland zijn nog veel sporen te vinden van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De bunkers, gebouwd als onderdeel van de Atlantikwall, springen het meest in het oog. Normaal zijn deze fascinerende betonnen kolossen gesloten voor het publiek, maar op zondag 5 juni van 11.00 tot 17.00 uur zijn bunkers voor één dag ...

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Market under the Linden

Mid June

Fans of garden, lifestyle and delicacies can get ample inspiration this weekend during the annual 'Market under the Linden'. The leafy Lindenplein and the stylish Voorstraat form the charming back drop for tons of activities and interesting sights. Have a relaxing stroll along the countless stalls with their ...

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Beach Volleyball Tournament

This beach volleyball tournament is organized every year for young and old. Teams compete against each other on the beach, just for fun or fierce competitions. Play along, or come to our fantastic barbecue and enjoy the music!

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Noordwijk Painting Festival

Late June

The Noordwijk Painting Festival is held annually in June, on the 3rd monday until Sunday. 75 Professional painters will display their arts. There are various activities in and around the festival tent at the boulevard. Such as free workshops for amateurs and children, master classes and live ...

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Horesca Horecavo Beachparties

End August

Bij verschillende strandpaviljoens aan de Kon. Wilhelmina Boulevard en Kon. Astrid Boulevard in Noordwijk zullen diverse artiesten optreden en livemuziek aanwezig zijn.

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10 of Noordwijk

The 10 of Noordwijk is an annual running event. The 10-kilometer run goes over the cozy boulevard to the beautiful dunes of Noordwijk. The start and finish line of this running event is in front of the 'Hotels van Oranje' near the boulevard. There's also a stage ...

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Noordwijkerhout Culinary

Early August

At the 'Noordwijkerhout Culinary' you'll get a chance to try various dishes which are prepared on the spot by the participants. You'll make your culinary rounds over the square where you can taste all kinds of dishes while being surrounded by a cozy ambiance. All participants compete for the Kokkerhout Culinary ...

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Flower Parade

2nd Saturday of August

Beautifully flower decorated individuals and floats drive through the Bollenstreek. Dozens of cars and floats with the most beautiful creations of flowers is a wonderful business card for the floral industry and is a first-class crowd pleaser. The procession is expected ...

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Fighting against the Sea

Mid July

"Fighting against the Sea" is an annual event for young and old on the beach of Noordwijk. Teams, consisting of 10 people, create a mountain of sand which then must stand firm as long as possible against the rising sea. The team whose sand mountain, according to ...

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Horesca Horecavo Beachparties

End August

Bij verschillende strandpaviljoens aan de Kon. Wilhelmina Boulevard en Kon. Astrid Boulevard in Noordwijk zullen diverse artiesten optreden en livemuziek aanwezig zijn.

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Heritage Days

Saturday 9 — Sunday 10 September 2017

Open Monuments Day is held every year halfway through September, when thousands of monuments in the Netherlands are free to the public. The participating monuments can be recognized by the Open Monuments Day flag as shown here. Open Monuments Day is organized to encourage people to know more about their historical ...

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Olympia’s Tour

Olympia's Tour is the oldest and most prestigious cycling race in the Netherlands. The first edition took place in 1909 with the start and finish being in Amsterdam. From 1955, the race is held annually, making it impossible to forget in the Dutch cycling sport.

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Arrival of Saint Nicholas

End of November

The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Noordwijk. Saint Nicholas arrives surrounded by his servants. Later, the whole parade in a festive way accompanies him to the city center. Children greet the procession. Customarily candies ...

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