We hope you will join us from 17 to 23 July to once again celebrate the most amazing seven days of the year!
We don’t yet know what form the Vierdaagsefeesten (before Zomerfeesten) will take this year. We’ve formulated various scenarios, including one in which we respect the 1.5 metre distance measures and work with a system of tickets and reservations. We’ll let you know no later than May what the festival will look like this year!
What does the Vierdaagsefeesten look like ‘normally’?
At the largest, freely accessible event in the Netherlands, Nijmegen will show us what she’s got: choose from over a 1000 different performances divided over 40 different stages. Whether you are into pop, classic, rock, techno or jazz, we cater to every taste.
What is a party without celebrating it with others? At the Vierdaagsefeesten we have got you covered: party together with one and a half million other visitors who can be found in Nijmegen these seven days. Want to escape the busy buzz of the inner city for a while? Take a break in one of our parks, enjoy our beach or visit an exposition. You could also decide to enjoy a theater performance, gain some skills at a workshop or even attend a lecture!
Special programme highlights are spotlighted with the help of a number of new themes: I ♥ Music, Nijmegen Conviviality, Kids Route, Go Crazy, This is Gold, In Depth, Endless Fun and Celebrate the Night. Create your own route using the app and discover hidden gems!
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, lot’s 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.
Watch the after-movie of the jubilee year 2019!
Have a look at how we celebrated the magical 50th edition of the Zomerfeesten, now known as the Vierdaagsefeesten!
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?
Disclaimer: some parts of the program are not freely accessible:
StevenskerkLive. 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. Buy your tickets here for LUWTEN, Echo Collective plays ‘Amnesiac’, KOKOROKO, Roxeanne Hazes, The Teskey Brothers (sold out), Josh Ritter of Lucky Fonz III.
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. Make your reservation here (with a maximum of two tickets per reservation).
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. Tickets for those parties can be found on the respective websites of these venues. In other clubs and bars, you often get charged an entrance fee at the door.
Coinciding with the Vierdaagsefeesten, from Tuesday to Friday, Nijmegen also welcomes the International Four Day Marches. 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!
The 2021 edition of the Four Day Marches has been cancelled.
Vierdaagsefeesten 2022: 16 - 22 July! Save the date!