Events in Zandvoort

In the summer there is almost daily something organized (the region of) Zandvoort. 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

End of November

The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Zandvoort. 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 ...

Ice Rink

Every year there is an Ice Rink at the Raadhuisplein of Zandvoort. From the beginning of December you can skate there. The rink is open until early January of the new year. There are food and drink stands, and various activities will be organized. Everyone is welcome of course!

Fairytale Walk

From 4 pm to 6.30 pm over 45 fairy tale characters will walk around, like Snow White and her seven dwarfs, little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Peter Pan and Captain Hook and also a lot of other characters. Even Santa Claus with his family will be present. He would love to take a picture with you.

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 Zandvoort love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...


New Year's Day plunge

On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive is organized in Zandvoort, which has been since 2000. This traditional event creates a lot of fun on several beaches each year on 1 January. Start 2019: 13:50 hrs

Circuit Run

Eind maart

Het meest afwisselende hardloopparcours van Nederland vind je bij de Runner’s World Zandvoort Circuit Run. Geen enkele kilometer hetzelfde. Voor de 21,1 km is een aantrekkelijk, uiterst afwisselend en uitdagend parcours samengesteld over het circuit, het ...

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 ...

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.

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. ...

Wandel 4-daagse

Early June

Jaarlijks is er een Wandel4daagse is Zandvoort. Elke avond is er weer een prachtige wandeling naar keuze door ons o zo mooie dorp en haar prachtige omgeving. U kunt kiezen uit een route van 5 km of 10 km, bij beide vind u halverwege een rust- controleplaats.

Fiets 4-daagse

Late June

Jaarlijks is er een Fiets4-daagse in Zandvoort georganiseerd door de Stichting Zandvoortse 4-daagse. Fietsen van dinsdag tot en met vrijdag. Er zijn routes van 15 kilometer rond en door ...

Pride at the Beach

Pride at the Beach Zandvoort is back! After last year’s overwhelming success, Pride Amsterdam is back in Zandvoort for Pride at the Beach. From July 30 ...

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 ...

Shanty and sea song festival

End September

The powerful chorus was once sung loudly by the crew, making the ship go full steam ahead. Sea shanties are more like songs about life, about fishing sorrow, suffering and woman and child ashore.

Choir Day

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