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Events in Vlissingen

In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Vlissingen. 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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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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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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Beach volleyball tournament

With a cozy boulevard on one side and the beautiful Westerschelde on the other, Flushing's Beach is a top location to play at. Just like the many other sites that we do, this beach carries the Blue Flag! Along with the most hours of sunshine a day, and all the amenities that this ...

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Market in Vlissingen

Throughout the year on Friday

The weekly market in Vlissingen at the Scheldeplein is every Friday from 08:00 to 16:00. At the market you can find the greatest deals, fresh seasonal products and unique specialties. The market is the place to socialize and do your shopping at the same time! You ...

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Cuisine Machine

Cuisine Machine is het grootste culinaire carnaval van Nederland. In en rond de industriële Machinefabriek in het centrum van Vlissingen, op het terrein van voormalige scheepswerf De Schelde, vind je tientallen foodtrucks en eetstandjes, podia met bandjes en dj’s, springkussens en een hoop ander vertier. De ...

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Colours by the Sea

Een uniek en kleurrijk wandel- en hardloopevenement door de straten en over de boulevard van Vlissingen, met een feestelijke ontvangst op het Bellamypark. Met als afsluiting een spectaculaire confettie-kleurenexplosie en een spetterend feest. Een onvergetelijke belevenis voor jong en oud(er)!

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Pentecostal market

Every year on Pentecost there is a market fare on the Boulevards of Vlissingen. There are 150 stalls representing various sectors such as: jewelry, clothing, perfume, greeting cards, beach towels, books, fish, waffles, sweets, nuts, leather, fresh sandwiches, pancakes and ...

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Jazz Festival Middelburg

The international jazz festival is held in the entire city of Middelburg during the weekend. During the four-day event artists perform, both professionals and amateurs, from home and abroad. Not only on a big stage in the Abdijplein (Abbey Square), but also in ...

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Vlissingen vintage

Een festival voor het hele gezin met veel oldtimers, vintage markt, veel live muziek, demonstraties met vintage kinderwagens, kindervermaak, bikes, hotrods, enz. Van 12.00 tot 21.00 uur

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Ring Riding

Entire Summer

Ring Riding is a folkloric tradition where the ring rider sits on a horse and puts a lance through a ring. He gallops to a scaffold where the ring is attached. In Vlissingen is it considered a serious sport, even though it's a folkloric activity. In summer ...

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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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Onderstroom

The city becomes an entire stage for four days long, with a mix of special theater on location, widely accessible street theater on squares, short and entertaining shows in tents and objects, spectacle, visual arts, music, circus theater and more. The festival offers more than 100 shows for four days, and examines the ...

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Night market Middelburg

The night market has been a great success and a crowd pleaser for many year. Due to its wide variety there is something for everyone. There are over 100 stalls at the night market. Add to that the festive lighting, cozy cafes, fine dining at one of the many restaurants, cheerful live music on several locations and your ...

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Folkloric day in Middelburg

Ring Riding is a folkloric tradition where the ring rider sits on a horse and puts a lance through a ring. He gallops to a scaffold where the ring is attached to. In Middelburg it is practiced as a serious sport, even though it's a folkloric activity.

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City of Dance festival Middelburg

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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Funfair in Vlissingen

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Vlissingen it is still possible every year, at the end of July. Opening hours of the fair in Flushing: daily from 14:00 to 24:00.

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Mosselfeesten Middelburg

Mid July

In juli kan drie dagen lang in Middelburg genoten worden van de overheerlijke Zeeuwse lekkernij, de mossel. Op de Vlasmarkt, het Koorkerkplein en het Damplein laten de horecaondernemers gasten genieten van zeer veel verschillende mossel-, maar ...

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Sunday Summer Market Boulevard

Vlissingen has been organizing various summer markets on the Boulevards for many years. On the market you will find several products: jewelry, clothing, perfume, greeting cards, beach towels, books, fish, waffles, sweets, nuts, leather, fresh sandwiches, pancakes and much ...

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Night market Middelburg

The night market has been a great success and a crowd pleaser for many year. Due to its wide variety there is something for everyone. There are over 100 stalls at the night market. Add to that the festive lighting, cozy cafes, fine dining at one of the many restaurants, cheerful live music on several locations and your ...

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Ring Riding

Ring Riding is a folkloric tradition where the ring rider sits on a horse and puts a lance through a ring. He gallops to a scaffold where the ring is attached. In Vlissingen is it considered a serious sport, even though it's a folkloric activity. In summer ...

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Ring Riding

Ring Riding is a folkloric tradition where the ring rider sits on a horse and puts a lance through a ring. He gallops to a scaffold where the ring is attached. In Vlissingen is it considered a serious sport, even though it's a folkloric activity. In summer ...

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Ring Riding

Ring Riding is a folkloric tradition where the ring rider sits on a horse and puts a lance through a ring. He gallops to a scaffold where the ring is attached. In Vlissingen is it considered a serious sport, even though it's a folkloric activity. In summer ...

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Funfair in Middelburg

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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Night market Vlissingen

On a nice summer evening, take a stroll over the Vlissingen market.

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Night market Middelburg

The night market has been a great success and a crowd pleaser for many year. Due to its wide variety there is something for everyone. There are over 100 stalls at the night market. Add to that the festive lighting, cozy cafes, fine dining at one of the many restaurants, cheerful live music on several locations and your ...

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Sunday Summer Market Boulevard

Vlissingen has been organizing various summer markets on the Boulevards for many years. On the market you will find several products: jewelry, clothing, perfume, greeting cards, beach towels, books, fish, waffles, sweets, nuts, leather, fresh sandwiches, pancakes and much ...

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Folkloric day in Middelburg

Ring Riding is a folkloric tradition where the ring rider sits on a horse and puts a lance through a ring. He gallops to a scaffold where the ring is attached to. In Middelburg it is practiced as a serious sport, even though it's a folkloric activity.

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Mussel Day Yerseke

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

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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Film by the Sea

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

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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Jazz by the Sea

Jazz by the Sea is the Jazz festival with a sea view! It's an old style international jazz festival along the coast of Walcheren, from Flushing to Veere. Jazz by the Sea attracts around 30,000 visitors annually, among them many foreign jazz lovers who like to ...

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Whisky by the Sea

Just like last year, there is a big whiskey tasting event with more than 500 whiskeys in the Arsenaal Theater. Whiskey importers come together here to get interested visitors acquainted with their delicious products, or to reveal deeper whiskey secrets to the more experienced crowd. There are also so-called master classes, ...

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Cuisine Machine

Pinksterweekend

Cuisine Machine is het grootste culinaire carnaval van Nederland. In en rond de industriële Machinefabriek in het centrum van Vlissingen, op het terrein van voormalige scheepswerf De Schelde, vind je tientallen foodtrucks en eetstandjes, podia met bandjes en dj’s, springkussens en een hoop ander vertier. De ...

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Marathon Zeeland

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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Strandcross Zoutelande

De jaarlijkse beachmotocross die op het strand van Zoutelande wordt gehouden heeft altijd een groot deelnemersveld. Er gaan ongeveer 90 solo- en 30 quadrijders van start. Een bloedstollend en uitdagend spektakel van quads en motoren op de ...

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Beach Motor Cross Vlissingen

The largest motor sport spectacle of Zeeland. Riders with international fame will fight each other in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc (Super class) and in the off-road class. These incredible races can be seen on the beach and boulevards.

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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 Vlissingen. 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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Festival Wonderstroom

Festival Wonderstroom is hét winterfestival van Zeeland, een hartverwarmend feest met lichtkunst en straattheater, muziek en vuurshows dat plaats vindt in de Machinefabriek, Vlissingen. Binnen wordt een intiem festivalterrein opgebouwd. In het industriële decor vind je terrasjes met vuurkorven, foodtrucks met winterse ...

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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 Vlissingen 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 Vlissingen, which has been since 1996. This traditional event creates a lot of fun on several beaches each year on 1 January. Start: 13:30 hrs

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Easter market

Easter Sunday

Every year on Easter Sunday there is a market place on the Boulevards of Vlissingen. There are 150 stalls representing various sectors such as: jewelry, clothing, perfume, greeting cards, beach towels,books, fish, waffles, sweets, nuts, leather, fresh sandwiches, pancakes ...

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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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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 Vlissingen 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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