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Events in Wijk aan Zee

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.

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Lifeboat Day

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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May Festival

Mid May

The May Festival at the Dorpsewijde in Wijk aan Zee. The May Festival symbolically kicks off the beginning of the summer season in Wijk aan Zee. The May Festival guarantees fun, a great street fair, great artists and a lot of coziness. Not only for the party goers, but also for the kids: from a funfair to spectacular ...

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Funfair in Wijk aan Zee

Mid May

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

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National Mills Day

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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Flea market

Elke tweede zondag van april t/m oktober

Deze markt is uitsluitend voor tweede hands-artikelen en zolder opruimingen. Verder is er een kraam met heerlijke koffie en u kunt lekker eten in het perfect verzorgde snack kraam. De markten duren van 8:00 t/m 16:00 uur.

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Bunkerdag

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 van 11.00 tot 17.00 uur zijn bunkers voor één dag open! Met het ...

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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.

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Heritage Days

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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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 ...

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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 Wijk aan Zee love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...

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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 2017: 15:00 hrs.

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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 piece."

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