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Events in Renesse

In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Renesse. 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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Arrival of Saint Nicholas

The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Renesse. 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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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 Renesse love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...

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New Year's Day plunge

On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive is organized in Burgh-Haamstede, which has been since 1996. This traditional event creates a lot of fun on several beaches each year on 1 January. Start 2017: 15:00 hrs.

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Straô

From mid February to late March every Saturday

Straô is een jaarlijks terugkerende traditie op het Nederlandse eiland Schouwen-Duiveland. Tijdens het evenement rijden rijkelijk versierde paarden voor de eerste maal in het jaar het strand op en de zee in. Op deze wijze worden kwade geesten, die zich volgens oud heidens geloof in de stal in de ...

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Trail by the Sea Marathon

The route goes over an alternate trail: the departure is from the town center of Renesse and the route goes through the forest, through the dunes over the beach, around ...

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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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Children's week Renesse

The Kid's Vacation Week is a returning event in Renesse. In this week, businesses of Renesse organize fun workshops, performances and activities for all kids in Renesse and surroundings. ...

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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 Renesse and make the 27th April for a special day.

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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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Liberation Day Zeeland

The Bevrijdingsfestival Zeeland (Liberation Festival Zeeland) is celebrated every year on May 5th, on the Bellamypark in Vlissingen. We celebrate freedom with musical performances on various stages, with ...

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Paintersweek Domburg

The Sunday before Ascension until the Saturday after.

Domburg verandert eens per jaar een week lang weer even in de kunstkolonie die het vroeger was. Kunstschilders als Piet Mondriaan, Mies Elout-Drabbe en Jan Toorop deden destijds de ...

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Renesse day

Renesse staat in het teken van de jaarlijkse Renessedag. Er zijn de hele dag door - van 10.00 tot 16.00 uur - allerlei activiteiten rondom de kerk, waaronder een grote braderie.

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National Mills Day

Tweede weekend van mei

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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Pentecost

During the entire Pentecost weekend it's always a huge party in Renesse. pubs and nightclubs are open like a random summer weekend. The pubs and discotheques provide every year for a unforgettable party weekend with all kinds of special extras such as: live acts, dancers, ...

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Half of Renesse

A running competition of 21.1 km. The route goes over an alternate trail: the departure is from the town center of Renesse and the route goes through the forest, through the dunes over the beach, around ...

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Kunstschouw Westerschouwen

Third week of June

Tijdens de derde week van juni staat de westhoek van Schouwen traditioneel in het teken van de Kunstschouw en zijn kunst, cultuur en omgeving in perfecte harmonie. Een imposante installatie in de polders, beeldende kunst in een parktuin of een performance in een oude boerenschuur. ...

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Concert at Sea

Mid June

Concert at Sea is one of the biggest festivals in our country. Each year, on the Brouwersdam at the Zeeland coast, the biggest and best national and international artists perform again. The organization is co-owned by the band Blof. Aside from good music, much more is going on during the two day ...

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Five day beach marches

The five day beach march is a five day walking event that goes over the beaches and delta works of Zeeland and Zuid Holland. Two thirds goes over the beach, and a third over paved road.

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Flea market in Zierikzee

Op een gezellige zomerdag de rommelmarkt kraampjes in Zierikzee afschuimen. U vindt er heel veel mooie tweedehands boeken, curiosa, antiek, speelgoed, handwerkartikelen en diverse andere artikelen. Voor vele duizenden mensen, zowel kopers als verkopers, is dit evenement een begrip geworden ...

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Fishing Days Bruinisse

Mid July

Each year, the three-day lasting 'Visserijdagen' (Fishing Days) event takes place in Bruinisse. This 'Brusian' Mussel Festival always takes place in the 3rd weekend of July on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The program is renewed every year and also has a number of fixed elements such as the street fair, the fleet show ...

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City of Dance festival Middelburg

End July

The City of Dance Festival Middelburg has become an indispensable event in the capital of Zeeland. Also this year the city will be in the spotlight again, to shake up the summer spectacularly! Sparkling effect shows and uplifting entertainment ensure that all ...

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Evening market

Tweewekelijks op zaterdag

Every year in the summer months a biweekly night market takes place on Saturday. The night market has been a great success and a crowd pleaser for many year. From 19:00 till 24:00 you can find the widest variety of all kinds of items in the town center of Renesse.

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Funfair in Renesse

End July

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Renesse it is still possible every year, at the end of July.

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Funfair in Zierikzee

Early August

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Zierikzee it is still possible every year, early August.

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Funfair in Middelburg

Early August

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Middelburg it is still possible every year, early August.

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Beachboom

As always you will be surprised with acts, performances and a spectacular line-up. Led by the creative minds, also is year there's much attention to the decoration of this unique and extraordinary place again. A small area of Brouwersdam is transformed into a true dance arena with a high "feel good" level and ...

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Giro di Schouwen-Duiveland

Early August

Since 2012: An annual bicycle event, which starts from Fietscafé De Gekroonde Suikerbiet at Nieuwe Haven 141 te Zierikzee. Beautiful routes all over the island. 25, 50 and 100 km.

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Mussel Day Yerseke

Third Saturday in August

Mussel Day Yerseke is an annually returning great party, always on the third Saturday in August. With eating mussels, sailing on the Oosterschelde, a nice street fair and many other activities. In short, where you can spend a whole day in the mussel center of Europe, on the banks of the Oosterschelde. There are ...

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Zeeland Late Summer Festival

Early September

Zeeland is bursting at the seams during the Zeeland Nazomerfestival (Late Summer Festival). In and around the historic Abbey of Middelburg is the vibrant festival hub, the central meeting point. A daily varied range of small productions, concerts, dance, ...

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Festival by the Sea

Early September

Early September, the acoustic live party band festival is held in Renesse every year. With over eighteen participating bands, together accounting for about four hundred musicians. Everything is in the middle of the center of ...

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Film by the Sea

End September

Every September Vlissingen becomes the backdrop for (inter) national stars in film. During this period you can find the International Film Festival Film by the Sea at cinema Cine City. During these days you can see new movies ...

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Heritage Days

Second Saturday and / or second Sunday in September

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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Fjoertoer Renesse

Derde zaterdag van september

The Fjoertoer is much more than just a simple walking tour. The Fjoertoer is an unforgettable experience. Three routes, with various distances, where the emphasis does not only lie on the athletic performances, but also the experiences along the way. At dusk and after dark you can walk through the beautiful Dutch nature, ...

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Marathon Zeeland

Eerste weekend van oktober

In the first weekend of October, there are nearly 20,000 active athletes to practice their sport. It's the largest annual sporting event in the province of Zeeland. Start in Burgh-Haamstede via ...

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Autumn market

Each year, during autumn vacation, a market takes place in the town center of Renesse from 1pm to 5pm, at the water meter in the Hogezoom straat. You will find a great selection of all kinds of products.

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Halloween

End of October

Renesse is vandaag in de sfeer van Halloween. Er zal een leuke Halloween band door het dorp lopen. De winkels zijn vandaag allemaal geopend. Vanavond is er weer een Halloweentocht voor de kinderen. We starten bij Bakkerij Everaers aan de Hogezoom. Iedereen mag meedoen. We vertrekken in ...

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Trail by the Sea

Early November

Trail by the Sea is a trail walk of 25 kilometers (about 23 miles) on the Kop van Schouwen. After the kickoff in Burgh the participants walk via the beach and small dune paths to the direction of the infamous 'Meeuwenduiten', via ...

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Arrival of Saint Nicholas

End of November

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