In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Wijk aan Zee. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.
Harbor Festival IJmuiden
Every year in mid-August the fishing harbor of IJmuiden is transformed into a large festival terrain. Enjoy uplifting musical performances, many nautical activities, a unique street theater, sports games for children and more surprises for two days long.
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
The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Wijk aan Zee. 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 Day plunge
On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive is organized in Wijk aan Zee, which has been since 2009. Start 2018: 13:30 hrs.
National Museum Week
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 ...
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. ...
Langs de kust van Wijk aan Zee 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 ...