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.
Kids run 7 to 9 years old
Children’s run 10 to 13 years old
|7 p.m.||Children’s run 14 to 19 years old|
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!
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!