15-21 juli 2023nijmegen


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We are back to celebrate the largest event of the Netherlands with you: 16-22 July 2022, Vierdaagsefeesten in Nijmegen!

What does the Vier­daagse­feesten look like?

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 themes. 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, 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.

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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?

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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. 

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 20.0021.00, 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.

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Follow Vierdaagsefeesten on Facebook & Instagram to stay up to date on recent developments and changes in the program.

Are you organizing something during the Vierdaagsefeesten, and would you like to make use of our corporate style? Send us an e-mail.

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!

Vierdaagsefeesten 2022: 16 - 22 July!