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The TopDutch Weekend Guide 13-15th of September

Summer is drawing to a close. Let’s see it out with a bang! Whether you’re in the mood for dancing until the sun comes up, or hiding from the rain in one of our iconic historic buildings, here’s our to-do list for this week.

For the dancers

Nazomeren Festival

Nazomeren (meaning late summer) Festival is calling TopDutch partiers for one last summer dance. Dig out your glitter, stick on your wellies, and take your friends down to Nazomeren.
Where? Oude Roodehaan, Groningen. When? 14th of September.

For the active ones

4 Mile Assen

To prepare for National Sport Week that starts next week, Assen is kicking off their activities with the second edition of the 4 Mile Assen. Regardless of your sporting abilities, it’s guaranteed to be a great afternoon, combined with music, a fair and a kids’ run.
Where? Anne Frank Park, Assen. When? 14th of September.

For everyone

Open Monument Day

Young or old, active or chilled, single or a family; we think everyone will jump at a chance to experience some of the most important TopDutch monuments for free. Around 4,000 historical buildings and monuments across the Netherlands are open to the public with no entrance fee. Our picks: Martini Church in Groningen, Old Burger Weeshuis in Sneek and Drenthehof in Orvelte. But you can make your own plan on their site.
Where? Across TopDutch region. When? 14th and 15th of September.

For the shipmates

Late Summer Boating Festival

The historic fishing town of Lemmer is gearing up for their annual late summer boating event this weekend. Those with a competitive spirit can join in in the ‘Fishermen’s Barge Race’ which will see authentic old-fashioned barges race to the harbor. If you’re feeling a more relaxed day, take a stroll through time in the city center and take in the vintage boats, cars and motorbikes.
Where? Across Lemmer Town Center. When? 13th, 14th and 15th of September.

For the sports lovers

Para-cycling World Championships

Our province of Drenthe draws in cyclists from all across the world due to its picturesque paths, so what better place for the biggest event in the road para-cycling calendar? The crème-de-la-crème of para-cyclists will be arriving in Emmen for the World Championships 2019, and vying for a place in the 2020 Paralympics.
Where? Emmen. When? 11th–15th of September.

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