October till December


Leidens Ontzet


Leidens Ontzet (October 3rd party) is a festival that is held in Leiden. Since 1886 annually on October 3, this day is the anniversary of the Siege of Leiden in 1573-74 celebrated and of course especially the subsequent liberation of the Spaniards.

The Marathon of Rotterdam 

23 and 24 October 2021

The Marathon Rotterdam has been the biggest one-day sporting event in the Netherlands. The world's top athletes will be at the start on the bustling Coolsingel, alongside thousands of other runners who will also triumph, each in their own unique way. read more


The annual Delft Blue Days

Specific dates still unknown

As is now tradition, Royal Delft opens her doors for the annual Delft Blue Days on 11 and 12 November. During the whole weekend you can do special painting workshops at a reduced price and the entrance is free. Discover everything about the tableware made for the Dutch royal family during the special guided tours (in Dutch!)



8 December 2020

Due to the corona virus, it is not yet clear in what form Lichtjesavond will continue this year

Come and enjoy all the lights in Delft. Every year Lichtjesavond has about 50,000 visitors. The opening will take place on the market square where they will light the Christmas tree. Singing choirs, big bands, fairy tales, theater, Christmas and warm winters food make this evening complete. 

2nd week December - 1st week January:  Ice skating on the ice rink at the Cattle Market in the heart of Delft.


General Market:
Every Thursday on the Markt 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 of Delft.