The Easter weekend is around the corner! In the Netherlands we celebrate Easter on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd of April, which means an extra day off. Long weekends are perfect to explore the area and undertake activities. Do you already have plans? Here is a list of fun things to do during the Easter weekend.
It is that time of the year again, festival time! Paaspop is a festival that takes place during the Easter weekend and is also known as the first music festival to set off the Dutch festival season. From Friday (30th of March) to Monday (1st of April) you can enjoy music and different kinds of food in a special ambiance in a village called Schijndel.
More information about the festival and tickets: https://www.paaspop.nl/
The days are getting longer and more and more messages about the well known food festivals are popping up. Also about the ‘Werkspoor festival’ in Utrecht. A food festival during the Easter weekend with special pop-up kitchens, cozy bars, live entertainment and a special program for kids. The festival takes place from 30th of March till 2nd of April 2018.
For more information about opening hours see: http://www.werkspoorfestival.nl/
The Keukenhof stands for a fun and colorful day out! More than 7 million flower bulbs are in bloom in the park. You can enjoy flower shows, inspirational gardens and unique artworks here. From 22 March to 13 May 2018, the park is open daily from 08:00 – 19:30 (also during Sundays and public holidays).
For more information see: https://keukenhof.nl/en/
Paasvuren (Easter fires)
During Easter (1st and 2nd of April) different Easter fires are lit in the Netherlands. Weeks, or even months beforehand, wood is collected to make the largest possible fire. Some fires can get dozens of meters high. Did you know that the Easter fires mainly occur in Drenthe, Groningen, Overijssel and Gelderland? But that they also occur in Friesland and Noord-Brabant? A special and traditional happening!
The questions is, who will make the biggest fire this year?
Visit shopping malls
Of course you can also just visit one of the shopping malls! Are you looking for a new interior or just some inspiration like me? Good news because on Easter Monday, most furniture boulevards are open.