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.

Kunst- en muziekroute

Half december

Maak kennis met de kunstschilders, schrijvers, smeden, dichters, beeldbouwers en musici van Vlieland. De kunstroute voert langs bijzondere locaties, zoals de oude raadzaal, de reddingbootschuur, het museum en de historische kerk. Ook huiskamers en werkplaatsen zijn opengesteld voor publiek. Op iedere locatie is een ...

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 on Vlieland 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 on Vlieland, which has been since 1998. Start 2019: 13:00 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 ...

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 ...

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.

King's Day

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.

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. ...

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 ...

J'Aime La Vlie

J'aime La Vlie ademt Eurovisie. Een heel weekend vol met het songfestival waar we allemaal (stiekem) van houden, en dat op het mooiste Waddeneiland. Dit wordt de eerste editie van hopelijk een hele reeks festivals. We gaan ons best doen om het leuk te maken zowel voor de die hard fans als voor de mensen die een leuk ...


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. 3 & 4 Aug. ...

Half Marathon

The best walk of the Netherlands! Every first Sunday in August the Half Marathon of Stortemelk is held. 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.

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 ...

Amuse Tour

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