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Events in Bergen aan Zee

In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Bergen 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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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 Bergen aan Zee and make the 27th April for a special day.

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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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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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Four Day Walk Alkmaar

Mid June

The 'Wandel4Daagse' (Four Day Walk) Alkmaar is different from other four day walks. With a different daily start and finish location in Alkmaar, you walk a unique and varied route on the North Sea beach, the polders and incredible dune area, as well as the magnificent forests. The program with the offered distances is ...

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Bourgondisch Bergen

Around the 'Ruïnekerk' (Ruined Church), you can enjoy culinary treats this year again during 'Bourgondisch Bergen'. The best restaurants in Bergen and surroundings present themselves in a atmospheric setting. There is a DJ, lively music, children's activities and much more.

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Funfair in Egmond aan Zee

Early April

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Egmond aan Zee it is still possible every year, early April & end of July.

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Six Days at the Beach

End July

The already 'Strand6daagse' (Six Days at the Beach), is a six day lasting hiking and camping trek along the beach from Hoek van Holland to Den Helder. Since 1959, this trek of 140 kilometers is organized every year in the last week of July. The length of each stage of the trek varies daily. For ...

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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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Round of Bergen

A running competition for both professionals and amateurs. School kids and recreationists now have the opportunity to participate in this run.

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Kunst 10-daagse

End October

The Kunst10daagse (10 days of Art) in Bergen has become an extensive art and craft-manifestation in the grand manner. Lots of artists, sculptors, painters, ceramists, photographers and gold-and silversmiths exhibit their works of art in shopwindows, restaurants, café s, galeries, or open their personal studio s for the ...

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

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Egmond Walking Marathon

Late January

In late January Le Champion annually organizes the PWN Egmond Walking Marathon, with start and finish in the picturesque seaside resort of Egmond aan Zee. With separate routes for walkers and Nordic walkers, everyone can enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the Netherlands for a whole weekend long. Up to 13,000 hikers ...

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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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