Events Calendar

There's always lots going on in and around Bergen and although this events calendar does not pretend to list everything that's happening, the editor has tried to include all events that may be of interest to foreign visitors. Events that are specifically Dutch, like Bergen's poetry festival, are not listed here. If an event's website includes information in English or German, a link has been provided.

Each Sunday

Apr thru Sept
09:30 - 16:00
except Jul 21st

Car Boot Sale (Kofferbakmarkt)

A large car boot sale with a little of something for everyone.


Sportlaan, Schoorl
Each Thursday until 29/08
17:00 - 22:00
Art Market

Artists from across the country and beyond set up stalls to exhibit and sell their work.


Around the Ruïnekerk
20/07 - 21/07 Concours Hippique Schoorl

One of the largest horse shows in the region!


Sportlaan, Schoorl
11:00 - 17:00
Art Market Around the Ruïnekerk
29/07 - 17/08
times vary
The International Holland Music Sessions

Three weeks of classical concerts performed by some of the most promising talent from all over the world in Bergen's beautiful Ruïnekerk: matinees, family concerts, marathon concerts and evening concerts. Check composers, musicians, dates and times here.


11:00 - 17:00
Art Market Around the Ruïnekerk
07/08 Night of Lights (Lichtjesavond)

Locals are often busy all day preparing their displays, and as dusk sets in, the candles and lanterns are lit to create an enchanting atmosphere in and around the centre of Bergen.


Centre of Bergen and surrounding streets
11:00 - 17:00
Book Market The Square (Plein) in Bergen
17:00 - 22:00
Art Market Around the Ruïnekerk
17:00 - 22:00
Art Market Around the Ruïnekerk
13:00 - 24:00
Taverne Open Air

Music festival featuring some great acts. Check out the website for more.


HV Berdos sports complex on Groeneweg
06/09 - 08/09 Jazz&Sail

Lots of live music (not limited to the jazz genre!) on a dozen or so indoor and outdoor stages in Bergen on Friday and Saturday evening, and sailing races in Bergen aan Zee on Saturday and Sunday. After the races on Sunday, a huge tent on the beach is the venue for more even more live music to round off the weekend. FREE FOR ALL!


Bergen centre and the southern beach in Bergen aan Zee
18/10 - 27/10 Art Fair Kunst10daagse

The theme of this year's edition is "lust". Almost 300 artists exhibit their work at dozens of locations in and around Bergen. Lots happening on the fringe, too!

More closer to the date.


The whole village of Bergen