Carnival parades in the Netherlands 2016

IMG_0338This time last year I wrote a blog post talking about carnival and listing most of the carnival parades in the Arnhem and Nijmegen area (i.e. Gelderland), together with some of the larger ones in the east of North Brabant. I did intend to update my table of parades well in time for carnival (or carnaval, as it’s known in the Netherlands), but…

N.B. Due to the strong winds, many of the carnival parades on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th February 2016 have been cancelled. The partying will undoubtedly continue unabated. Check the carnival association websites to see if the parade has been postponed and rescheduled.

UPDATE. See my post about Halfvasten 2016 for more details on rescheduled parades and Halfvasten parades.

Carnival is earlier this year, I ran out of time and so I’m posting it at the last moment. I’m hoping it will be useful to somebody and I intend to post more about carnival over the weekend if I can. In any case, do nip over to last year’s post for some background information, and I will try to post about the language of carnival soon. With any luck, I’ll manage to take some photos of a carnival parade or two.

A word of warning: I did try to double-check the dates and times, but I can’t promise you it’s 100 % accurate as I had to copy the data from a table by hand. So do visit the websites to check before you leave home.

Carnival parades in the Arnhem area

Place / Carnival name / Website / Date & Time: 

– Arnhem / Ernum / http://www.carnavalsoptochtarnhem.nl + http://www.onganse.nl / – / 07 Feb 13.11
– Beek (Montferland) / Fustendom / http://www.dosvlegels.info / 08 Feb. 13.11  Starts half an hour early (12.41) and everyone is advised to go home straight afterwards
– Driel / Uulenes / http://www.demeelhoppers.nl / 07 Feb 13.30
– Elden / Neulewiekersdorp / – / 07 Feb. 13.15
– Velp / ? / – / ?
– Westervoort / Doldorp / http://www.dedolbotters.nl / 31 Jan 13.11
– Zevenaar / Boemelburcht / http://www.boemelburcht.info / 07 Feb 13.00

Bemmel: / ‘t Kaokelnest / http://www.degeintrappers.nl / 07 Feb 1500
– Doornenburg / ‘t Waotergat / http://dedoornenburger.n/?p=13175 / 07 Feb 13.11
– Gendt / 07 Feb 19.00 / Illuminated parade
Doesburg/Angerlo / Mosterdgat / http://www.deurdouwers.nl / 07 Feb 13.11
Elst / Döppertdurp / http://www.veko-elst.nl / 07 Feb 13.11
Huissen / Zwaonestad / http://www.dekraonigezwaone.nl / 07 Feb 13.30

Carnival parades in the Nijmegen area

Nijmegen / Knotsenburg / http://www.knotsenburg.nl/activiteiten/de-activiteiten / 07 Feb 14.00 (theme: Knotsenburg uit de kunst)
– Lent / Kikkergat / http://www.durstigebluumke.nl / 06 Feb 14.00
– Oosterhout / Nölerhout / http://www.dewielewoalers.nl / 07 Feb 14.00
Beek-Ubbergen / De Heksenketel / http://www.decavalieren.nl / 08 Feb 14.00 Cancelled
– Kekerdom / Sjoenkelgat / http://www.deurzakkersooij.nl / 07 Feb 13.00
– Ooij / Fustendom / 07 Feb 13.00
– Leuth / Leut(h)ergat / 07 Feb 15.00
Berg en Dal / Duufelshemel / See Groesbeek / =
Beuningen / Beuningen / http://www.cvdeplekkersbeuningen.nl / 07 Feb 13.30
Ewijk / Zottendael / http://www.dijkvelders.nl / 07 Feb 14.30
Slijk-Ewijk / Keilenburg / http://www.dewaalkanters.nl / see Oosterhout
Groesbeek / Keulen van Gelderland or Gruusbek / http://www.gruusbek.nl/agenda.php / 07 Feb 13.00
– 09 Feb 13.30 (Bredeweg) + 05 Mar 20.11 (Halfvasten lighted parade- http://www.vho-groesbeek.nl)
Malden / Rijk der Dwarsliggers / http://www.dwarsliggers.nl / 06 Feb 14.00
– Heumen / Rijk de Roare Schutters / http://www.cv-drs.nl / 07 Feb 14.00
-Molenhoek / Kuulegat / http://www.wielwaoiers.nl / http://www.wielwaoiers.nl / 14.00?
– Mook / Heikneuterrijk / http://www.strandjutters.nl / 07 Feb 14.30?
– Nederasselt / Wielwaoiersrijk / – / 07 Feb. 14.00?
– Overasselt / LuiLekkerLand / http://www.luilekkerlandoverasselt.nl / 07 Feb 14.00?
Millingen aan de Rijn / Boemelgat / www2.deurdouwers.net / 06 Feb 15.10
Valburg / Striekenburg / http://www.blauwestriekske.nl (see Oosterhout)
Wijchen / ‘t Urnerijk / http://www.urnerijk.nl/2016 / 07 Feb 14.45 (thema Fout Jôar)
– Alverna / ‘t Vennegat / – / 07 Feb 14.15
– Balgoij / Moaslandersrijk / – / 07 Feb 14.15
– Batenburg / Pompestad / – / 06 feb 14.00
– Bergharen / Wurmensoppersrijk / – / 07 Feb 14.00
– Niftrik / Maospruveradeel / – / 05 Feb 12.00 (kids)

Carnival parades in Noord-Brabant

Breda / Kielegat / http://www.carnavalbreda.nl / 08 Feb 12.49 (=11 minutes to 1) postponed until 06 March + 07 Feb 13.30 (children’s parade) (theme = Dur zwaojt wa!)
Cuijk / Nölersriek / http://www.denolers.nl / – / 07 Feb 13.49
Grave / Pothuusburg / http://www.pothuusburg.nl / 08 Feb 13.41 09 Feb

Ravenstein / Pomperstad / http://www.pomperstad.nl / 07 Feb 13.11 (main parade)
Eindhoven / Lampegat / http://www.lampegatseoptocht.nl + http://www.lampegatdegekste.nl / 06 Feb 13.00 (music from 11.00, theme ‘Laat Lampegat stralen)
‘s-Hertogen-bosch / Oeteldonk / http://www.oeteldonk.org / 08 Feb 12.55 postponed until 06 March
Oss / Ossekoppenrijk / http://www.scvo.nl
*N.B. The main parade may start at 12.11 if the weather forecast still predicts high winds on Sunday. Check the website! / 06 Feb 13.11 (children’s parade) / 07 Feb 13.11 (main parade) / 06 Mar 13.11 (halfvasten) + 26 June – Brazilian Samba parade + 21 Dec. lantern parade
Overloon / Huibuukeland/Loën / http://www.huibuuke.nl / 07 Feb 14.11 (theme ‘Alles uut de kâst!’)

If you go to the carnival, have fun. Even if you think it’s not your cup of tea, try it once in one of the quieter places. Or perhaps one of Halfvasten parades which tend to be a little quieter.

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  1. Pingback: Halfvasten 2016 – another chance to visit Dutch carnival parades | Integrated Expat – a British expat's ode to Nijmegen, Arnhem & the Dutch

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