Camping Holidays in Holland
The biggest one-day sporting event in the Netherlands sees the world's top athletes negotiate the city's atmospheric marathon alongside thousands of other runners. The main marathon race takes place on the Sunday, but on the Saturday there is a mini-marathon (4km) and fun races for children (of 1km, or 2½ kms).
Known as the platform for Dutch film, the Fantastic Film Festival in Amsterdam presents Dutch and international films. Lasting for over a week it is a popular cultural event.
The annual Flower parade begins at Noordwijk at 9.30am on the Saturday and finishes in Haarlem at 9pm, passing the popular Keukenhof. 20 fabulous floats and 30 beautifully decorated cars will travel the 42 kilometres route, treating spectators to a fabulous display of colour and aroma. On Sunday the floats will remain on view in Haarlem until 5pm.
This food-based festival takes place in early June and is a chance for the top restaurants of Amsterdam to showcase their culinary creations. Stalls are set up in the park and it is a great opportunity to meet the chefs and drink some fine wine.
Originating way back in 1947, the Holland Festival is the biggest Festival of the Arts in the Netherlands and fills the streets of Amsterdam with culture. It includes international performers of theatre, dance, music and opera with the classical elements being given a more contemporary feel.
Since its inception in 1970, this pop music festival has grown in size and is now world renowned. Showcasing new acts alongside famous pop and rock bands, Pinkpop attracts a diverse following every year, making for a cracking atmosphere for all. Pinkpop offers camping throughout the festival but why not holiday either side at one of our Dutch parcs?
Amsterdam's annual dance festival takes place on a variety of stages at the Leidesplein and other venues across Amsterdam. Dances are performed by international artists and contemporary choreographers. Text, visual arts, film and urban dance are a regular feature of this festival. 2017 dates to be confirmed.
For two days every September, four thousand historical buildings and monuments are opened up to the public and are free to visit. This includes canal houses, palaces, castles and forgotten factories that are ordinarily closed to the public.
Scheveningen Kite Festival, held at Scheveningen Beach, offers the opportunity to watch kites of every shape and colour grace the skies. Each year there are different themes - sports, history, nature and even science fiction! Visitors also get to check out the latest sports including kite-surfing, kite-yachting, kite-skateboarding and kite-skiing. 2017 dates to be confirmed.