Kite festivals give me a huge WAAUW feeling, do you recognize this feeling? Kite festivals are awesome and so is the Kite festival on Callantsoog Beach. This is a yearly recurring festival in springtime with the most spectacular gigantic colorful breathtaking kites. Once you are on the beach of Callantsoog and the weather and wind are good, you will be amazed. As far as you can see, there are a lot of colorful and huge kites to see during the kite festival weekend, it is a true spectacle.
Kite Festival or as we say “Vliegerfestival”, can you pronounce that?
The Kite Festival is held on a weekend in May, on a Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 till 17.00 hours. This Kite festival is held on North Sea Beach. Therefore during the Kite Festival, the tide is taken into account, when it is low tide and the beach is wide enough to fly the large kites. The entire beach is freely accessible to visitors and kite-flyers. The kites may not be launched higher than 100 meters high. Furthermore, the Rescue Brigade will monitor and give directions if necessary.
During the Kite Festival, kites in the form of teddy bears, cows, octopuses, birds, geese, and fish went high into the sky. There are kites from 20 to 65 meters in length. Because of the playing of the wind, the large octopuses seem to be alive.
What is this event? Kite festival Callantsoog, Noord Holland
When is this event? Every year in May is the Callantsoog Kite festival
Where is the Kite Festival? On the beach Callantsoog in the providence Noord Holland
Where can you stay? Book here your hotel: Hotel BzonderB Callantsoog
Marijke Trienekens, is a professional photographer, she is the owner of Photographer of Kleurrijkfotogafeert and Kleurrijkontwerp. This year she made a very beautiful photographic impression of the Kite festival Callantsoog that she likes to share with us.
More nice things to do in Callantsoog!
Hiking, cycling, kite surfing, sand yachting, and horse riding. Get some fresh air and build sandcastles on the beach of Callantsoog. Make a walking tour in the Nollen and the Zandpolder. Visit Het Palendorp and the Panoramaduin near the small village of Petten aan Zee. Hiking and bird watching at the Nature Monument the Swan Lake or so we say the ” Zwanenwater”. Hop on a bike and visit the nice beach of Sint Maartenszee. The Callantsoog area is uniquely and absolutely worth visiting.
Kite Festivals in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands there are Several Kite festivals organized. You find Kite festivals organized on the beach by Scheveningen close to The Hague, Cadzand to Callantsoog, on the Dutch Islands, and the mainland in Twente, near Eindhoven, and by the city of Valkenburg.
For more information about Kite festivals organized in the Netherlands check out:
➔ The Kite Festival agenda and ➔ Must See Holland Festival and Events agenda.
Unforgettable Kite Festival
Experience the enchantment of soaring colors and windy joy at one of the fun Dutch Kite Festivals! Go for a day full of flying fun and let your imagination run wild. Once you attend a Kite Festival you will never forget it, so enjoy an unforgettable celebration of kite artistry.
The featured Kite Festival photos are made by Kleurrijk Fotografie, a Professional Photographer.
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