You celebrate a great party together with others. And count on that, during the Vierdaagsefeesten: party together with one and a half million other visitors who can be found in Nijmegen for seven days. This makes us the biggest event in the Netherlands and one of the biggest in Europe.
The Vierdaagsefeesten are rated as an event with an average report mark of 8.4. 94% want to come back to the parties in the coming years. 95% recommend friends and acquaintances to visit the parties.
In comparison with other events
A large-scale poll among the Dutch public (BrandAlchemy) shows that out of all 50 largest events in the Netherlands, Vierdaagsefeesten is in first place when it comes to experiencing a pleasant atmosphere. We are also in the top five strongest event brands among adults, together with De 4Daagse, Pinkpop, Sail Amsterdam and Bevrijdingsfestival. Vierdaagsefeesten as a brand scores highest on the attributes active, cheerful, unique and likeable.
Brand survey: best atmosphere in the Netherlands!
In the 2018 Event Brand Survey by BrandAlchemy, a large-scale public survey of the 50 largest events in the Netherlands, the Nijmegen Vierdaagsefeesten ranked highest for its atmosphere, according to the Dutch public. Visitors experienced the Vierdaagsefeesten as an active, bright, unique and friendly brand.
Visitors also ranked the Vierdaagsefeesten just below the Four Day marches among the brands surveyed. The festival also appeared in the top 5 of the strongest event brands among adults, together with the Four Day Marches, Pinkpop and SAIL Amsterdam. In the ranking for strongest recreation brands in the Province of Gelderland, the Nijmegen Vierdaagsefeesten is in the top 3, together with the Four Day Marches and Burgers’ Zoo, with a stronger brand than comparable events.
(Source: Hendrik Beerda, brand consultancy, 2019)
Facts & figures
- More than 1300 performances
- More than 3500 artists from the Netherlands and abroad
- More than 46 podiums
- Nijmegen city centre as event site: 1.798 million m2
- 300 extra outdoors bars
- More than 18,000 m2 of terraces
- 130 terraces
- More than 20,000 terrace chairs
Number of visitors in 2019: 383,000 unique visitors throughout the week, jointly representing 1,625,000 visits over 7 days. On average, most visitors come for almost 4 days, resulting in 378,788 unique visitors in 2022.
How many days do people spend at the festival?
- 25% come for 7 days
- 16% come for 6 days
- 16% come for 5 days
- 17% come for 4 days
- 12% come for 3 days
- 9% come for 2 days
- 5% come for 1 day
- Most visitors to the Four Days Festivities are between 18 and 34 years old
- About as many men as women come
- Average spend per person 48.95 euros per day
- More than 1,250,000 litres of drinks
- More than 3500 m2 of sales areas
- Total spending effect Four Days Festivities 64 million euro
Where do the visitors come from?
The Vierdaagsefeesten attract visitors from all over the Netherlands, but most (56%) come from Nijmegen or Nijmegen's neighbouring municipalities (9%). It is estimated that at least 2% of visitors come from abroad.
- More than 13,000 announcements on TV, radio, in print, online and on social media
- A reach of 94.6 million readers
- A PR value of €3.3 million in seven days’ time
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