Zeeland is brimming with events!
There is an abundance of parties and festivals which you can visit, especially during the summer months. Almost every village has its own pop festival. There are also several jazz festivals as well as numerous art routes. There are also fairgrounds, fishing and harbour parties.
Concert at Sea
Concert at Sea is the largest pop festival in Zeeland. The festival on the Brouwersdam (3 km from Renesse Hotel) annually attracts tens of thousands of people. Co-organiser Bløf, just like the many musical friends of the band from Zeeland, plays an important role…
Renesse Fjoertoer (Tour)
The Renesse FjoerToer offers a spectacular experience for all. Offering distances of 21km, 15km and 7.5km which run through the “Kop van Schouwen” and finish off at the cosy centre of Renesse.
The route mainly runs through the pure nature that is abundantly present around Renesse. Forests, dunes and beaches are part of the route which runs for 21km and the runners begin at the FjoerToer on the impressive Oosterscheldekering. The Fjoertoer also starts in the afternoon and ends in the evening hours during which all surprises along the way, are based on light, image and sound and come into their own during twilight and darkness.
The markets held in Renesse are particularly popular. Firstly there is the weekly market held every Wednesday from 8 am through to about 3 pm. Furthermore, there are various additional (evening) markets, organised with many stands which have touristy products and demonstrations. The night markets, which last until midnight, are especially busy. All these markets are held around the church in the centre of Renesse.
Halve van Renesse
Initially, a half marathon was chosen as such a distance would be attractive to both runners and hikers. The walk begins and ends in the busy yet pleasant centre of Renesse. The aforementioned lighthouse functions as the turning point. The outward and return routes lead you through beautiful places which take you over paved and unpaved sections of the course. The Halve van Renesse has become an annual event, in which hundreds of runners and hikers from both far and wide can take part in.
Straô is the name of a folklore that still only exists in the west corner of Schouwen Duiveland Zeeland. It dates back as far as the 70’s of the 20th century as follows: The first Straô falls on Monday, the week before Fasting in Renesse. On the Monday before Fasting Day, in Haamstede, Burgh and Westenschouwen are all held together and the other villages then follow alternately on Monday or Saturday.
Havendagen Zierikzee (Port Days)
Is an annual event held around the port of Zierikzee. Evenings with music, local produce markets, folklore, fireworks and parties.
Jazz by the Sea
The Jazz Festival with a sea view! It is an international old style jazz festival located along the coast of Walcheren, from Vlissingen to Veere, which takes place every year during the 3rd week of September.
Zeeland Nazomer Festival
The Zeeland Nazomer Festival, taking place for two weeks from the end of August until the beginning of September, brings theatre and dance to surprising locations throughout Zeeland. Think of an opera in a cornfield or a play in an abandoned shipyard.