In the summer there is almost daily something organized on Schiermonnikoog. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.
Arrival of Saint Nicholas
End of November
The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion on Schiermonnikoog. Saint Nicholas arrives surrounded by his servants. Later, the whole parade in a festive way accompanies him to the city center. Children greet the procession. Customarily candies ...
A biennial festival on Schiermonnikoog where many islanders and entrepreneur open up their living room to artists who sing about 'their' island and tell stories. The Midwinter Festival immerses islanders and guests alike, of all ages, in music, theater, storytelling, workshops ...
New Year's Eve
New Year is another wild celebration. The Dutch often stay home with their families until midnight, and many bars open just then. Many venues offer New Year parties. From midnight the sky lights up as everyone sets of fireworks. People on Schiermonnikoog love a party and New Year’s Eve in particular. It’s a reason ...
National Museum Week
During this Museum week about 450 museums are to visit. There are extra activities such as workshops, guided tours, tastings, children's treasure hunts, musical performances and the possibility to dress up. This year's theme is: "Let yourself be mesmerized by a museum ...
In the spring, the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM) organizes its annual open day. On Lifeboat Day you can look into the rescue station. At all stations are demonstrations, storytelling, and you can see the equipment.
King's Day is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the King, but this in reality is only an excuse to party hard. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands. Several activities taking place throughout Schiermonnikoog and make the 27th April for a special day.
National Mills Day
Since 1974 the event is held every year on the second Saturday in May. It is a day when as many mills as possible are running. The National Mills Day has now become an annual event. Besides turning and grinding, all kinds of activities take place at a large number of mills, from baking pancakes to music festivals. ...
Langs de kust van Schiermonnikoog zijn nog sporen te vinden van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Onder andere de bunkers, gebouwd als onderdeel van de Atlantikwall. Normaal zijn deze fascinerende betonnen kolossen gesloten voor het publiek, maar onder andere op Bunkerdag zijn van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur de bunkers ...
A beautiful tradition of Schiermonnikoog, which is still kept alive: the islanders Pentecost festival. The festival has mainly to do with the Kallemooi Mast. This eighteen-meter tall mast is traditionally set up between the inn and the church. A green ...
Ten old Dutch flatboats, ten days, five islands, hundred artists and talents… since 1988, people from all age groups can annually enjoy upcoming talent, different kinds of music, surprising (street)theater, cabaret and different workshops. Almost all performances are free or can be visited at a small fee. 4 & 5 Aug. ...
Open Monuments Day is held every year halfway through September, when thousands of monuments in the Netherlands are free to the public. The participating monuments can be recognized by the Open Monuments Day flag as shown here. Open Monuments Day is organized to encourage people to know more about their historical ...
End of September
Renowned international and national musicians come together at Schiermonnikoog to make music together in variable composition.