In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Katwijk. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.
Arrival of Saint Nicholas
End of November
The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Katwijk. Saint Nicholas arrives surrounded by his servants. Later, the whole parade in a festive way accompanies him to the city center. Children greet the procession. Customarily candies ...
New Year's Eve
New Year is another wild celebration. The Dutch often stay home with their families until midnight, and many bars open just then. Many venues offer New Year parties. From midnight the sky lights up as everyone sets of fireworks. People in Katwijk love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...
National Museum Week
During this Museum week about 450 museums are to visit. There are extra activities such as workshops, guided tours, tastings, children's treasure hunts, musical performances and the possibility to dress up. This year's theme is: "Let yourself be mesmerized by a museum ...
Flower parade of the 'Bollenstreek'
Annually the Flower parade of the 'Bollenstreek' rides its 40 km long route from Noordwijk to Haarlem. It departs from Noordwijk at 9.30am - arrives in Haarlem around 9pm. The parade consists of some twenty floats and ...
In the spring, the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM) organizes its annual open day. On Lifeboat Day you can look into the rescue station. At all stations are demonstrations, storytelling, and you can see the equipment.
King's Day is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the King, but this in reality is only an excuse to party hard. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands. Several activities taking place throughout Katwijk and make the 27th April for a special day.
National Mills Day
Since 1974 the event is held every year on the second Saturday in May. It is a day when as many mills as possible are running. The National Mills Day has now become an annual event. Besides turning and grinding, all kinds of activities take place at a large number of mills, from baking pancakes to music festivals. ...
Last Saturday of June
The Katwijk Rescue Brigade organizes a big rescue demonstration. This event, SAR Katwijk, is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) of its kind in the Netherlands. All the 'Search and Rescue' participants show off their skills and ...
North Sea Summer Festival
From the Beach Plaza on the Boulevard of Katwijk, the location for the North Sea Summer Festival. It consists of a large number of daytime and evening activities for everyone and all ages. Also this year the organization managed to get a large number of new acts to ...
2nd Saturday of August
Beautifully flower decorated individuals and floats drive through the Bollenstreek. Dozens of cars and floats with the most beautiful creations of flowers is a wonderful business card for the floral industry and is a first-class crowd pleaser. The procession is expected ...
Op de zaterdag voorafgaand van Neerlands Oudste Paardenmarkt organiseert het paardenmarktcomité het traditionele ringrijden voor aanspanningen. Het parcours bevindt zich op de Marinus Poststraat. Daar kan vanaf 13.00 uur worden ingeschreven. Er is een wedstrijd voor ponycombinaties, en één voor ...
Tweede woensdag in september
De oudste paardenmarkt van Nederland wordt elke tweede woensdag in september gehouden in Valkenburg (Zuid-Holland). De eerste paardenmarkt werd in Valkenburg al in het jaar 840 gehouden. Daarom is de Valkenburgse Paardenmarkt Dé Mart.
Style & Trend Event
Laat je half september in Stijl ontvangen in Zeezijde Katwijk. Tijdens een inspirerend Stijl & trend event zullen de winkels van Zeezijde Katwijk hun laatste trends op het gebied van fashion, food en lifestyle presenteren. Jouw ...
Open Monuments Day is held every year halfway through September, when thousands of monuments in the Netherlands are free to the public. The participating monuments can be recognized by the Open Monuments Day flag as shown here. Open Monuments Day is organized to encourage people to know more about their historical ...