15-21 juli 2023nijmegen

Grand opening during the Vierdaagsefeesten with Pieter Derks

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Posted: 07 July 2022, 14:29 hour

After more than 1000 nights, final­ly shoul­der-to-shoul­der again at the Vier­daagse­feesten, that is a moment to remem­ber togeth­er. There­fore, for the first time we will organ­ise a grand pub­lic open­ing on Sat­ur­day after­noon 16 July. Cabaret artist Pieter Derks will address the city, not on one, but on 17 stages simul­ta­ne­ous­ly: This is the week that this city nor­mal­ly holds its breath for and adjusts its heart rate to”. 

What will happen?

Between 12.00 and 15.30 hours, the programme will start at various locations. At 16.00 sharp we raise our glasses, count down together and the Vierdaagsefeesten are officially opened. Your first cup is free on Saturday afternoon when you buy a drink. Per stage that participates in the opening a limited number will be made available, so be on time! From the opening moment at 16.00 hours, the new recycling cup system will start. You exchange your empty cup when you get a new drink at the bar, or you pay 50 cents sustainability surcharge. That way Nijmegen stays clean, and the cups that are handed in can be used to make new cups.

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What is the open­ing programme?

Just as the Vier­daagse­feesten offer some­thing for every­one through­out the week, this is also reflect­ed in the var­i­ous open­ing pro­grammes of the par­tic­i­pat­ing venues. In a nut­shell, alphabetically: 

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What else is new? New stages and festival wristband

Besides this new joint public opening, the Vierdaagsefeesten has even more new things in store. There are no less than 6 new stages: Park Kronenburg, Bloem (from Valkhof Festival), Kelfkensbos Festival, Villa Groots Plein (In de Betouwstraat), Bloemerstraat and Ganzenheuvel. In addition, this year you can optionally purchase a festival wristband, and in a limited edition. This new wristband gives you exclusive access to a fun extra every day for just ten euros, and you can use the toilets all week long without having to pay. From ball pit disco caravan to ice cold art experience and from drag queen bingo show to intoxicating ritual: let yourself be surprised and immerse yourself in an extra party experience! Of course, our regular programme remains free of charge. The festival band programme is made possible by Nexperia from Nijmegen, the new premium partner of the Vierdaagsefeesten.

More infor­ma­tion about all open­ing events of the 51st Vier­daagse­feesten can be found at vier​daagse​feesten​.nl/​p​r​o​g​ramme or in our new app, in which you can imme­di­ate­ly com­pose your own block sched­ule, option­al­ly receive push noti­fi­ca­tions for the start of your favourite shows, and find a live pres­sure gauge on the map in case of crowds. You can buy a fes­ti­val tick­et at vier​daagse​feesten​.nl/​w​e​bshop or via the app.

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