We are back to celebrate the largest event of the Netherlands with you: 13-19 July 2024, Vierdaagsefeesten in Nijmegen!
What, when, where?
After the opening of the Vierdaagsefeesten on Saturday, a big fireworks display will take place on the Waalkade on Sunday. On Wednesday, all of tolerant Nijmegen will turn pink, to emphasise our commitment to acceptance and diversity. On Friday there will be a closing ceremony together with the walkers of the Nijmegen International Four Day Marches. And, of course, lots more!
If you want to see it all, remember that a tour of all the podiums is approximately 7 km long. Good thing you’ve got seven days to do it.
Free entrance? Get a drink at the bar!
We take it for granted: every year we get to party and enjoy live shows at various locations during the Vierdaagsefeesten. The event, however, is expensive to organize. Obviously, the largest freely accessible event in the Netherlands does cost money. We earn a part of this money through the drinks that you buy at the bar! This income is used to pay artists, acts, equipment and décor, among other things. So if you make sure to buy a drink or two at the bar, we will take care of everything else. Deal? You pay a one-off sustainability surcharge of € 0.50 for your cup, and you return your empty cup with your next drink.
Disclaimer: some parts of the program are not freely accessible
For the large majority of shows, you don’t have to make a reservation or buy a ticket. However, there are a few exceptions:
Stevenskerk Live. During the Vierdaagsefeesten, the Stevenskerk — which is located in the city center — will be home to some wonderful performances by renowned artists. You do, however, need a ticket for these shows.
Classic goes Underground. The lowest floor of parking garage Kelfkenbos will be transformed into a unique location for classical music. From Saturday through Monday night between 20.00−21.00, you can enjoy one of a kind classical music concerts here. Even though entrance is free, making a reservation ahead of time is required.
Celebrate the night. For those wanting to party until the sun comes up, it is important to know that many clubs and bars in Nijmegen do charge some sort of entrance fee. These fees will differ per location. You may sometimes even need a ticket to be able to attend certain parties, as is the case in for instance Doornroosje or the Lindenberg. In other clubs and bars, you often get charged an entrance fee at the door.
The program indicates for which parts you need a ticket.
Coinciding with the Vierdaagsefeesten, from Tuesday to Friday, Nijmegen also welcomes the International 4Daagse. During these days walkers can opt to walk 30, 40 or 50 km a day. Along the walking routes that criss-cross the city centre, the festivities proceed in full swing. In fact, the festival visitors enjoy cheering the walkers on!
Vierdaagsefeesten 2024: 13 - 19 July! Save the date!