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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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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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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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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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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. More ...

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Bunkerdag

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 geopend! Met het ...

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