Valkenburg Horse Market 2024Tweede woensdag in september
Ever since 840, the Valkenburg Horse Market, affectionately called 'Dé Mart' by locals, has been drawing visitors and horse enthusiasts from all over The Netherlands. Holding the title of the country's oldest Horse Market, it represents a centuries-old tradition in Valkenburg (South Holland). This historical event takes place every second Wednesday of September.
- Ring Riding: A thrilling traditional contest where riders attempt to spear a ring while atop a galloping horse.
- Fair: Bursting with excitement and fun, the fair offers attractions for both the young and old.
- Taptoe: A musical showcase featuring various music bands displaying their talents.
- Lantern Parade: An atmospheric march lighting up Valkenburg's streets with hundreds of lanterns.
- Castellumpop: A music festival enlivened by performances from both local and national artists.
Something for Everyone
Whether you're an avid horse lover, interested in Valkenburg's rich history, or just looking for a delightful day out with the family, the Valkenburg Horse Market has something for everyone. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this annual tradition and enjoy a unique cultural experience in the heart of South Holland!