Looking for something to do this summery weekend? Dagblad van het Noorden, the Leeuwarder Courant and Sikkom have some tips for the coolest events in the coming days.
The fourth edition of Leeuwarden’s pride weekend kicks off on Saturday, featuring a canal parade with 26 boats from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a party on the Mata Hari square in the city.
|La Fabrique Royale free runners|
This parcour team will make death-defying leaps across the rooftops in Leeuwarden on Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Balk Festival Noord will host 24 choirs from across the northern provinces, ranging from classical ensembles to pop vocal groups, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in Drenthe.
|Ink and Cutz|
Kardinge will host a tattoo and body modification convention on Saturday and Sunday, featuring talented tattoo artists from a wide variety of disciplines and a series of battles between the best of the best from the worlds of tattooing, barber shops, urban dance, street football, basketball and custom cars.
The Groningen town of Winsum will hose the Highland Games at Camping Marenland. Teams of six will test their strength in Scottish games such as caber tossing and the whiskey barrel run – while wearing a kilt – for a cash prize of 500 euros. The games will be start at 2 p.m. on Saturday
In Lauwersmeer, this annual walking tour named in honour of the American president John F. Kennedy is one of a series held across the Netherlands. The route is 80 kilometres long and travels through Leens and Garnwerd on Saturday.
|Barrel Food Truck Festival|
It’s Meppel’s turn to host one of the increasing number of food truck festivals this weekend. The Oude Gasfabriek Terrein will be filled with 20 trucks serving everything from churros to barbecue and other sweet treats.
|Dog Frisbee European Qualifier|
Assen will go to the dogs this weekend when Pawsitive Dog School organises a huge international Frisbee competition, where dogs will compete to qualify for the European championships from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
|Dirt track racing|
On Sunday, 27 May, 120 motorbikes – including 58 local riders – will take to the dirt track in the Drenthe town of Yde. The race is one of a series of races across the Northern Netherlands this season.