Discover the Sneekweek!


Have you ever been to the Sneekweek in Friesland? Then you probably want to go again! This incredibly fun event takes place every year and is organized by the Royal Society of Watersports Sneek and the Municipality of West Friesland. There are sailing competitions for all different categories and in addition there are many festive activities. Are you coming along to the Sneekweek? Stay in one of the beautiful accommodations in and around Sneek!

Sneekweek has been organized since 1934 and has continued to grow ever since! In 1934 there were only 177 participants, but this has now risen to a whopping 1000! In the year 2010 the 75th edition of the event took place and even (at that time) Queen Beatrix was present. The number of visitors has also increased dramatically over the years. People from across the country want to experience the Sneekweek. An extra campsite is opened for the visitors which can accommodate hundreds of camping enthusiasts. There are lots of hotels and accommodations as well where you can spend the night during this event.

Accommodations possibilities in the Sneekweek

Would you like to come to the Sneekweek for several days? There are plenty of opportunities to spend the night during the Sneekweek, also in 2015! Friesland has a huge range of campsites, holiday parks, hotels and B&B’s. There is something to find in and around Sneek for every budget. You can also camp on the campsite that is especially arranged for this purpose. This Sneekweek campsite has space for hundreds of campers. You can also camp at The Potten, The Domp en Pavilion Sneekermeer. Rather spend the night in an accommodation? Check out the hotels and B&B’s in and around Sneek. As you can see, there are many possibilities to visit the Sneekweek for several days. Nobody wants to miss a party like that!

The Sneekweek in 2015

This year the Sneekweek will take place from Thursday, July 31 to Saturday, August 8th. Apart from the regattas there will be plenty to do. The traditional opening is on Friday in the Watergate. This year is the 80th Sneekweek and it will be opened with music, fireworks and a fleet parade! This will take place at 7: 30 pm and the whole evening is filled with wonderful traditions. During the Naval review the participating classes will be presented to the public and the dignitaries. The grand finale of the SKS Skutsjesilen will take place on Friday, July 31st. Very popular in Friesland, but also for people who are not from Friesland, are the finals with all kinds of beautiful and fast boats. Great to see! Every year the finale provides lots of excitement! During the Sneekweek there is a carnival which is fun for young and old. On Saturday and Sunday the sailing events start early in the morning on the Sneekermeer. The matches will be coordinated from the central island and a big party tent will be put up. On Sunday the shoppers among us also will also be happy. This is Shopping Sunday in Sneek. Each Monday is in the sign of Pink Monday. Since 2011, Pink Monday proclaimed this day and the day is entirely dedicated to the gay rights movement. Tuesday is the traditional night to visit the bars and cafes . The Wednesday is reserved for speed and Thursday is already the last day of the event!

The Sneekweek is full of tradition and everyone from inside and outside Friesland can enjoy themselves very much. Experience this exciting week in Friesland and stay for a couple of days in or around Sneek. You don’t necessarily have to be a sailing enthusiast to enjoy yourself! Discover accommodations offered in the area and come along during the Sneekweek!

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