View the program for the Alphense Jaarmarkt 2022 here

Wednesday 21 September this year will be dominated by the Alphense Jaarmarkt, the largest annual market in the Netherlands. After two years of absence, there is a lot to experience again this year. Curious what all? You can check that here!


This year there will again be a relay race at the annual fair. This relay starts on the Rijnplein and will be held right through the center of Alphen. The relay is of course all about sports and fun. For this reason, the relay is completely without cars.

There are different types of relays. Below you can do the times of the runs.

6:10 pm

Kids run 7 to 9 years old

6:30 pm

Children’s run 10 to 13 years old

7 p.m. Children’s run 14 to 19 years old
7:30 pm


Mayor of Fisherman’s Park

Of course there is also a lot to do in the Burgemeester Visserpark this year. It can go either way with the annual market. See below all times and what to do.

08:00 to 12:00 clothing market
10am to 4pm Giant obstacle course
12:00pm to 4:00pm Mountain bike trail show


Do you feel like dancing to the jazz music of the famous tenor saxophonist Wouter Kiers? Then you’ve come to the right place at Hemaplein. Wouter Kiers will perform there together with his band. You can’t stop thinking about that!

Paradise Avenue

At Walk the plank you challenge yourself to walk over a 20 centimeter wide plank at a height of 160 meters. It is the biggest virtual reality hit of the moment. The VR glasses make it look lifelike. Participation is free, if you dare of course.

10am to 4pm Walk the plank

Paradise avenue/church street

Are you not a fan of jazz music? Don’t worry, because not only Wouter Kiers will perform at the annual fair, but the PearlyGates will also come. They play many different types of rock music from the 60s to the present.

12:00pm to 4:00pm Jazz music Wouter Kiers
12:00pm to 4:00pm PearlyGates


You can really do everything on the Rijnplein. There are also a number of performances, magic shows, musicals and much more. Famous people are also coming!

12:00 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 13:30 groaning lock gates
13:30 to 14:00 Goocheme Magic show
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Castellum presents: Cinderella the musical
14:30 to 14:45 Drums United preview
14:45 to 15:30 Goocheme party show
15:30 to 17:30 Family de Buyn Band
19:00 to 19:30 Robert Sand
19:30 to 20:30 and 21:00 to 22:00 The Night Flight
22:15 to 22:45 John the beaver
23:00 to 23:30 PIECE


There will be a market again this year on the Stevinstraat. Just market as you know it. Where you can buy antiques and books, but which never gets boring. Here you can buy all your new stuff from 10:00 to 17:00.


This year, Heel Alphen dances on the Thorbeckeplein under the guidance of Piet van Leeuwen. He is a master salsa dancer. Throughout Alphen danst, dance schools from the surrounding area can show their talent here.

There is also an Escape Caravan. This is like an escape room, but a mobile one. You can get out of this by solving various assignments and riddles.

10am to 4pm All of Alphen Danst
12:00pm to 4:00pm Escape Caravan


The fair is also back this year! But it is not only there at the annual market, but from 16 to 21 September!

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