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Events on Vlieland

In the summer there is almost daily something organized on Vlieland. 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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Donkere December Dagen

Saturday 17 — Saturday 31 December 2016

De Donkere December Dagen op Vlieland worden georganiseerd om meer aandacht te vragen voor donker en licht. Vlieland is één van de donkerste plekjes in Nederland en bij helder weer zie je hier een adembenemende sterrenhemel. Bij uitstek dus een geschikte locatie om te genieten van de nacht en alles wat daarmee ...

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Kerst op Vlieland

Friday 23 December 2016 — Friday 6 January 2017

Rondom kerst is er op Vlieland van alles te beleven. De kerstperiode is op Vlieland dan ook altijd bijzonder. Ga lekker naar buiten of zoek met elkaar de warmte op en geniet van de donkerste, maar gezelligste dagen van het jaar op Vlieland. Misschien is het hele ...

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New Year's Eve

Saturday 31 December 2016

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

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New Year's Day plunge

Sunday 1 January 2017

On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive is organized on Vlieland, which has been since 1998.

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National Museum Week

Saturday 8 — Friday 14 April 2017

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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Lighthouse Walk

The light house walk knows two parts: a relaxing walk, and a challenging run for recreational and performance oriented runners alike. Because there is also a walking trail, the event is great for the whole family. Furthermore there is a youth walk prior to ...

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King's Day

Thursday 27 April 2017

King's Day is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the King, but this in reality is only an excuse to party hard. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands. Several activities taking place throughout Vlieland and make the 27th April for a special day.

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Here Comes The Summer

Here Comes The Summer is een popfestival voor alle leeftijden, een initiatief van een club mensen die elkaar kennen uit de popmuziek en die op Vlieland hun droomfestival werkelijkheid doen worden. Here Comes The Summer is een samenzijn op Vlieland, ver weg op De Wadden, met je vrienden en ...

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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

Saturday 13 — Sunday 14 May 2017

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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Round of Vlieland / Goat Walk

Late June

What makes this trek, of 26 or 45 km, around Vlieland so special? It's the vast North Sea coast, with sand and dunes, the Vliehors (the largest sand plain in Europe, where sometimes seals swim along the shoreline), the mudflat coast with all kinds of birds and ...

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Street Fair

Street Fair in the Dorpsstraat. Cozy booths including beautiful (Vlieland) souvenirs. Often there is live music!

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Horizontoer

Friday 4 — Sunday 13 August 2017

Ten old Dutch flatboats, ten days, five islands, hundred artists and talents… since 1988, people from all age groups can annually enjoy upcoming talent, different kinds of music, surprising (street)theater, cabaret and different workshops. Almost all performances are free or can be visited at a small fee. 6 & 7 Aug. ...

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Half Marathon

Sunday 13 August 2017

The best walk of the Netherlands! Every first Sunday in August the Half Marathon of Stortemelk is held. There are distances of 2, 5 and 10 km. The route is very attractive due to of its diversity and runs through the village, forest, dunes, hills, and goes over shell paths and asphalt.

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Into the Great Wide Open

Early May

Intro the Great Wide Open is een popfestival voor alle leeftijden, een initiatief van een club mensen die elkaar kennen uit de popmuziek en die op Vlieland hun droomfestival werkelijkheid doen worden. Intro the Great Wide Open is een samenzijn op Vlieland, ver weg op ...

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Heritage Days

Saturday 9 — Sunday 10 September 2017

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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AmuseTour

Enjoy special snacks and wines in ten restaurants. You can do this during Amusetour.

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Cranberryweek

't Is goud. Rood goud. En het groeit in het wild, alleen op Terschelling en Vlieland. In het najaar oogsten de Vlielanders de cranberry’s en dat vieren we! In de herfstvakantie staat Vlieland daarom in het teken van de Cranberryweek! Tijdens deze week ...

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Arrival of Saint Nicholas

Eind november

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