Here you celebrate freedom

Although today a tribute is paid to the victims, tomorrow on May 5 the Netherlands will be all about celebrating freedom. After work, sit down somewhere or look for some inspiration for the whole day; plenty of festivities are organized.

Liberation meals

Not only festivals, but also so-called Freedom Meals are organized throughout the country on May 5. This way you can enter into a dialogue about freedom while enjoying a small snack, drink, a culinary delight or a local specialty. Wondering where you can join us or would you like to organize one last minute yourself? View the overview here. 

Amsterdam association

The Amsterdams Verbond also returns on May 5. On the historic grounds of the Olympic stadium, people toast to freedom while dancing under the flag of Amsterdam. Yade Lauren, Ronnie, Flex and DJs such as Michel de Hey and Julien Zaal with Daan de Greef will make an appearance. 


Antoon, Flemming, Frenna, Brennan Heart, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Bilal Wahib, Freddy Moreira, Cynthia Spiering, BRECC, D-Sturb. Spread over no fewer than three areas, more than 35 artists will perform in Zwolle on May 5. 

Liberation Festival 

On May 5, there are 14 national Liberation Festivals in the Netherlands: each province has its own festival. The festivals are linked by the National Committee 4 and 5 May. Together with Zwolle, Haarlem is the largest liberation festival in our country. Haarlem is also the oldest festival in the list. Curious where in the province these festivals take place? View the overview here.