Many events take place in and around Bergen Aan Zee every year. In the cultural field, but also sporty, relaxing, informative and... simply very beautiful!

A few of the many activities throughout the year:


Bergen Aan Zee and Bergen

weekly on Wednesday: art market (summer)

weekly on Thursday: Braderie (summer)

Poetry in the surf (April / May): Poetry along the tidal line with an annually changing theme

Woodlands Festival (May): Music, stand-up, theatre and more

Wandel4daagse (June): four days on foot along the most beautiful spots. More...

Lichtjesavond on the first Wednesday in August: the center of Bergen becomes a pedestrian area, electric light is turned off and makes room for hundreds of thousands of candles and lanterns along the streets, paths and squares. A tradition that has existed since 1928,

Carribean Night in August, salsa, orchestras and dancers bring a Caribbean atmosphere.

International Holland Music Sessions (July/August)

Jazz & Sail (first weekend in September): three days of live music on dozens of stages and a catamaran regatta on the beach. More...

Kunst-10-daagse in October: ten days of art at numerous locations in Bergen and Bergen Aan Zee. Exhibitions, vernissages and special exhibitions of artists of all kinds. More...



Saucony-Egmond-Halbmarathon (second Sunday in January): half marathon in Egmond Aan Zee with about 17.000 participants. More...

AGU Egmond-Pier-Egmond (second Saturday in January) is with 4.000 participants the biggest and most attractive ATB beach race in the Netherlands and beyond. More...

Cheese market Alkmaar: Cheese town Alkmaar. Every Friday from April to September. More...

Kaeskoppenstad (Alkmaar, June): with 25,000 visitors, Kaeskoppenstad has become the largest event of the glorious period of Alkmaar in the 16th and 17th centuries and brings history to life. More...

Fjoertoer Egmond (November): Fairytale evening hike with beautiful, spectacular lighting along the way. Also from Bergen Aan Zee special bus transfer. More...

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