Festival weekend in Schiedam

Festival weekend in Schiedam

On the weekend of the 25th & 26th of May 2019, the historic city centre of Schiedam is all about relaxation and entertainment. Various local organisations team up to provide a full day of summer vibes, music, poetry, markets, food trucks and what Schiedam is known for; gin!

The historic city centre of Schiedam, with its beautiful canals, is increasingly popular among the Dutch and tourists alike. From far and wide, people come to learn about and taste Dutch gin. Moreover, the city is also a cool place to relax and hang out. How much so? Find out on the last weekend of May.

Festival weekend in Schiedam 📷 Alyssa van HeystFestival weekend in Schiedam 📷 Alyssa van Heyst

Schiedam Festival weekend

Mark 25 and 26 May in your calendar for a fun weekend full of activities for all ages.

Proef! de Plantage
This cultural festival, held in city park 'de Plantage,' is experiencing its 3rd edition this year. The beautiful city park, which happens to be the oldest city park in the Netherlands, is the backdrop for a weekend of music, food, art and poetry.

Saturday 25 May, 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 26 May 13:00 - 20:00

Find more information on the Plantage website.

At GinFever it's all about gin and gin cocktails and enjoying that summer feeling! Learn all about gin, enjoy delicious gins, cocktails and tasty snacks to the rhythm of summer music. This event is held in the courtyard of the National Genever Museum in Schiedam (Nationale Jenevermusuem).

Saturday 25 May, 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 26 May 13:00 - 20:00

Be sure to check out the GinFever website for ticket sales and the 2019 programme.

SWAN. Schiedam
SWAN, one of the major lifestyle markets in the Netherlands and Belgium comes to Schiedam. SWAN. is a platform for starting, creative entrepreneurs who want to showcase their products to a wide audience. At SWAN markets, you'll find diverse offerings such as handmade jewellery, accessories, fashion, vintage clothing, kids items, affordable art as well as trendy furniture. The SWAN market is also held in the Plantage city park.

Saturday 25 May, 13:00 - 19:00
Sunday 26 May, 13:00 - 19:00

Lounge boat Distillers Tour
Hop aboard on the lounge boat near the Havenkerk and sail through the canals of Schiedam. The boat makes stops at various gin distilleries such as Loopuyt, Koninklijke de Kuyper and Onder de Boompjes so you can have an exclusive look behind the scenes. On the way back, enjoy Bobby's gin and hop off at the GinFever festival.

Boarding times:
Saturday, May 25, 12:00 and 15:00
Sunday 26 May, 12:00 and 15:00
Be sure to check out the Schiedam website for additional information and ticket sales.

Relax by the water
Hopping from festival to festival? Take a break at the Lange Haven. Have a drink, enjoy a barbecue. Apparently, there's also going to be a gin-chocolate workshop.

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