Events in Noordwijk

In the summer there is almost daily something organized (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.

Arrival of Saint Nicholas

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 ...

New Year's Eve

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 ...

2020

New Year's Day plunge

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. Start 2019: 13:00 hrs.

National Museum Week

Begin april

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 ...

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

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.

Flower parade of the 'Bollenstreek'

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 ...

National Mills Day

Tweede weekend van mei

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. ...

Pentecostal market

Each year, during Pentecost, a market takes place at Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard from 11am to 4pm, at the water meter in the 'Hogezoom' straat. You will find a great selection of all kinds of products.

Bunkerdag

Langs de kust van Noordwijk zijn nog sporen te vinden van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Onder andere de bunkers, gebouwd als onderdeel van de Atlantikwall. Normaal zijn deze fascinerende betonnen kolossen gesloten voor het publiek, maar onder andere op Bunkerdag zijn van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur de bunkers ...

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.

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 ...

Horesca Horecavo Beach Parties

End August

Hoe zomers wil je het hebben....dansen op het strand, omringd door zongebruinde mensen, terwijl de zon langzaam in de zee zakt. Elk jaar worden tijdens het zomerseizoen verschillende strandfeesten georganiseerd. Bij verschillende strandpaviljoens aan de Kon. Wilhelmina Boulevard en Kon. Astrid Boulevard in ...

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 ...

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.

Horesca Horecavo Beach Parties

End August

Hoe zomers wil je het hebben....dansen op het strand, omringd door zongebruinde mensen, terwijl de zon langzaam in de zee zakt. Elk jaar worden tijdens het zomerseizoen verschillende strandfeesten georganiseerd. Bij verschillende strandpaviljoens aan de Kon. Wilhelmina Boulevard en Kon. Astrid Boulevard in ...

Heritage Days

Second Saturday and / or second Sunday in September

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 ...

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 ...