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May

Bevrijdingsfestival (Liberation festival)

5 May 2021
 
On May 5, we celebrate that we live in freedom in the Netherlands. We celebrate that in 1945 we were liberated from the German occupation in Europe and the Japanese occupation in Asia. That the Second World War came to an end full of violence and oppression.
In 14 different cities there is a vrijheidsfestival with different activities and performances. Program
 
 

Nationale Mill Day

8 and 9 May 2021
 
Every year, during the second weekend of May, it is National Mill Day. Many mills are open to the public. The millers operate the mills and speak about the technique, the history, and the miller’s trade. Often, extra activities such as fairs, mill markets, demonstrations in bread baking, and exhibitions are organized. Read more
 

Invictus Games The Hague 

29 May - 5 June 2021

The Invictus Games will take place in The Hague from 29 May to 5 June 2021. The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for physically and mentally wounded soldiers. The purpose of the Invictus Games is to use the power of sport to stimulate recovery, support rehabilitation and generate broader understanding and respect for those who serve or have served their country. read more  

Eurovision Song Contest Rotterdam 2021

18 -22 May 2021

With his 'Arcade', Duncan Laurence ensured that the Song Festival would be organized in the Netherlands. In May 2021, the time has come for Rotterdam Ahoy to house the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. We look forward to spectacular days full of entertainment from all over Europe. read more

North Sea Regatta 

21 - 24 May 2021

The North Sea Regatta is the largest sailing event along the Dutch North Sea Coast and this year we have something to celebrate! It is the 75th anniversary of the Vuurschepen Race and that deserves a celebration. For this special anniversary edition we are planning some surprises, in addition to competitive racing and a fun filled social program ashore to mix and mingle with fellow competitors, friends and family.

This year the 120-mile Vuurschepenrace from Scheveningen (NL) to Harwich (UK) will open the annual North Sea Regatta on May 21th, 2021. After a lay day in Harwich, the IRC, ORC and SW classes will return to the Netherlands, sailing the 180NM R.O.R.C. North Sea Race. The North Sea Regatta inshore races will take place in Scheveningen from May 21th until May 24th, 2021!

Delft Fringe festival 

27 May - 6 June 2021

56 performing artists perform over 475 performances at 22 locations. In recent years, the Delft Fringe Festival has become one of the most important theater festivals for young makers. Meet the talent of tomorrow! read more

Keukenhof 

20 March - 9 May 2021

Keukenhof is unique, world famous, and for sixty years one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands. Nowhere can be found so much colour and odor as at Keukenhof, where more than 7 million flowers are a nice backdrop for beautiful photos. Come to Keukenhof and enjoy the ultimate spring feeling, wonderful art, the surprising inspiration gardens and the many flower shows.  Keukenhof is open from 20/03/21 - 09/05/21 between 8:00 - 19:30 the cash registers are open until 18:00. Read more

Daily City Walk through Delft

Walk with a guide along the canals of Delft and listen to the century old story behind the buildings and their residents, from Johannes Vermeer till the grave of the Dutch Royal Family. Be enchanted by the charm of Delft. For the City walk you can sign in at the reception.

Markets

General Market: Every Thursday on the Market square with more than 150 stalls and every Saturday on the Brabantse Turfmarkt and the Burgwal (50 stalls).

Flower Market: On Thursdays the flower market can be found at the Brabantse Turfmarkt in the inner city ofDelft.

Antiques and Bric-a-Brac: The popular Antiques, Bric-à-brac and book market is on of Delft’s best kept secrets. But it’s a secret we gladly share with you. If you are into antiques, bric-à-brac and books, make sure you visit Delft on any Thursday or Saturday from April till September, right in the historic centre of Delft. 

Cheese market in Alkmaar 2021

New dates unkown

Every friday from 10am - 1:00 pm there is the cheese market ion the Waagplein n Alkmaar  read more

Cheese market in Gouda |

The cheese market in Gouda 2021 will take place from April 1st until August 26th. If you would like to visit the cheese market, make sure you are on time. In good weather, the event at the Markt attracts many visitors. The traditional cheese market takes place every Thursday morning from 10 to 12.30 hours. read more