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Want to place your event on the calendar?

Submit your event online using the form Application for events calendar entry. Having your event listed on the calendar is free of charge.

Report your event

Registration must be made between January 1 and September 1 in the year before the event is scheduled. And is mandatory for events with more than 2,000 visitors. You must also submit a request for events at scarce locations (Oldehoofsterkerkhof, Wilhelminaplein and Prinsentuin). The applications are assessed according to the ‘Assessment framework for requests for placement on the Event Calendar’ via Overheid.nl.

Establishing Event Calendar

The Mayor establishes the Event Calendar no later than December in the year before the event takes place. You will receive an email to confirm whether your event has been posted. Applicants for events that cannot be placed will be contacted by telephone. We will check whether another location or date is possible. If this is not possible, the event cannot be posted. An event that is placed on the Event Calendar is eligible for a scarce event permit.

Scarce event locations in Leeuwarden

These are the Oldehoofsterkerkhof, Wilhelminaplein and the Prinsentuin. At the Oldehoofsterkerkhof and Wilhelminaplein there is more demand for events with a heavy noise exemption, making these locations scarce.

12 day arrangement

Given the noise levels, the number of events, the locations and the days on which an event takes place, we apply a 12-day arrangement per event location (except for the Prinsentuin). A noise exemption can be granted per location for a maximum of 12 days per year if an event has a noise level of 75 dB(A) or more or takes place in whole or in part after 7:00 pm or on a Sunday. More information about these locations can be found on our website under event location profiles.

20 day arrangement

Up to 20 one-day events per year are possible in the Prinsentuin with a noise level of up to 75 dBa. No heavy noise exemptions are possible here. For more information about rules regarding noise and measuring noise standards, we refer to the ‘Policy Rule for Noise Events in the Open Air 2022, which can be found on Overheid.nl.

You will find them in the Events Calendar

You can read more information about the procedure and submission requirements of the application and any additional exemptions in the Placement Event Calendar folder.

Events desk

Do you have any questions about the Event Calendar? Contact the events desk, preferably by e-mail at vergunningen@leeuwarden.nl.

What else is there to do in the City of Leeuwarden?

For more information on e.g. exhibitions, museums, food and drinks, children’s activities and city walks, go to the Visit Leeuwarden website and the Historical Centre Leeuwarden website.

Want to place your event on Visit Leeuwarden?

Register your event. Local events are not placed on the calendar. For example, a neighbourhood barbecue.

Want to view notifications and granted event permits?

Go to the website Overheid.nl or look out for a notice in (weekly newspaper) Huis-aan-huis.

Want to be kept informed?

Sign up for our digital newsletter. You will receive an e-mail from us 3 to 4 times a year. We use the digital newsletter to keep you informed of all developments regarding event permits in the City of Leeuwarden.

More information?

You will find more information on the page Events. For example, about:

  • Location profiles
  • The use of traffic controllers
  • Organising events
  • Nuisance caused by events
  • Access to events