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Events on Ameland

In the summer there is almost daily something organized Ameland. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.

King's Day

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 Ameland and make the 27th April for a special day.

Lifeboat Day

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.

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. ...

A tour of Ameland

A beautiful walking tour of about 50 kilometers will lead you over the entire island, starting in Hollum, along the seawall at the south side to Nes and Buren and over the beach back to ...

Lycurgus volleyball tournament

Het Lycurgus Openlucht Toernooi op Ameland is onder volleyballend Noord Nederland en zelf daarbuiten een begrip geworden. Ieder jaar komen hier nu zo'n 2.500 volleyballers, aanhang en feestvierders op af. Het toernooi kent nu 45 velden en 270 deelnemende teams. Een heel weekend lang staat het ...

Beach Rugby Festival

Since 1999 the annual Ameland Beach Rugby Festival takes place. The beach tournament can enjoy a lot of European interest and is the biggest beach rugby tournament worldwide, with 160 teams from 10 different countries. The festival hosts ...

Musical boat waters

This musical festival has been founded on the occasion of the launching of the horse life boat on Ameland. The happy ending of a rescue was usually celebrated with a drink in the local café: The boat watering. The horse life boat is still active, even though it is only for tourists nowadays. ...

Beach volleyball tournament

Since 2003 the beach volleyball circuit is being held annually on Ameland. The event can be called one of the biggest Beach volleyball events in the world. With more than 130 fields and a full ...

Mad Nes

MadNes is a sustainable surf- skate and music festival and it takes place annually since 2009, on the beach in Nes. For one weekend the visitors can enjoy surfing lessons, a half pipe at the beach, many bands and DJ’s, a floating stage, theater and ...

Ambachtelijke dag

Sinds 1986 wordt jaarlijks op de vierde donderdag in juli de 'Ambachtelijke dag' in Ballum gehouden. Er worden dan door de Amelanders allerlei traditionele ambachten gedemonstreerd, zoals schapen scheren, wol spinnen, glasblazen, manden vlechten, klompen maken en nog veel meer. Dit alles ...

Midzomerfeest

Midzomerfeest in het centrum van Buren met overdag spelletjes voor de kinderen en 's avonds live muziek.

Rôggefeest

Every year, since 1986, the center of Nes is the décor of this cultural street festival on the first Friday of August. Streets and squares of the historical center of Nes are flooded with street theatrists, acrobats, stilt-walkers, children’s theater, ...

Horizontoer

Ten old Dutch flatboats, ten days, five islands, hundred artists and talents… since 1988, people from all age groups can annually enjoy upcoming talent, different kinds of music, surprising (street)theater, cabaret and different workshops. Almost all performances are free or can be visited at a small fee. 3 & 4 Aug. ...

Paardenmarathon

Elk jaar organiseert de Amelander Men- en Rijvereniging hun jaarlijkse men-evenement: de samengestelde menwedstrijd. In verschillende categorieën worden de vaardigheden van de menners en het uithoudingsvermogen van de paarden op de proef gesteld. Voor de deelnemers een uitdagend en afwisselend parcours. De hindernissen ...

Tri-Ambla Offroad Triatlon

De mooiste triathlon van Nederland vindt in september plaats op Ameland. In september zullen weer ruim 600 triathleten aan de start staan voor de tiende Cross Triathlon met het zwemmen in de Waddenzee en mountainbiken en lopen door bos, duinen en over het altijd verraderlijke ...

Heritage Days

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 ...

Tussen Slik en Zand

Wandelen over Ameland tussen Wad en Noordzee met afwisselende routes van 10, 17 en 25 kilometer. De start en finisch van de tocht is in het dorp Nes. Maak als wandelaar tijdens deze dag deel uit van Wadden wereld erfgoed. Beleef en ...

Arrival of Saint Nicholas

End of November

The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion on Ameland. 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 ...

Advent-ure Run

Mid December

De Ameland Adventurerun is een wedstrijd en prestatieloop gehouden in december. De volgende afstanden kunnen er gelopen worden: 21,1 km wedstrijd- en recreatieloop, 10 km recreatieloop, 5 km recreatieloop, 1 en 2 km Kidsrun. De Adventurerun is een wedstrijd- en recreatieloop voor ...

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 on Ameland love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...

2020

New Year's Day plunge

On the first on January the annual New Year's Dive is organized on Ameland, which has been since 2004. Start 2019: 11:00 hrs

Mountainbike Ameland

A mountain bike event in the nature of the Wadden area. A trail which lies between the natural area Het Oerd in the east and the 55 meter high lighthouse in the west of the island. A sportive event which is being held annually ...

Lighthouse Trail

The Vuurtorentrail (Lighthouse Trail) is a running competition on the West side of Ameland, with the Bornrif Lighthouse as the beacon of this trail. Start and finish takes place in the beautiful village of ...

Klassiekerweekend

During this weekend Ameland welcomes 100 classic cars, built between 1940 and 1978. Not in possession of a classic car? Then you can also enjoy the Classic Weekend. All cars can be admired on Saturday afternoon in the centre of Nes.

National Museum Week

Begin april

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 ...

Lifeboat Day

Early May

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.