Herring Party Lelystad



Erfgoedpark Batavialand

Friday June 21, 2024

On Friday, June 21, the longest day, the Bataviawerf on the Bataviboulevard in Lelystad will be dedicated to what was called 'Vlaggetjesdag' in the Dutch fishing history.

Traditionally, the arrival of the well-known Dutch Nieuwe is celebrated during this day. After an exciting herring race, the first herring lugger sailed into the Scheveningen harbor as the winner amid great public interest. Skippers from places such as IJmuiden, Katwijk, Stellendam, Vlaardingen and Scheveningen competed for the honor. That is past tense. Instead, an official 'Haring Party' will take place in various cities in our country.

This is a first in Lelystad this year, set up by the joint service clubs Rotary Batavia, Rotary Club Lelystad, Kiwanis Club Lelystad with the support of the women's clubs Soroptimists and Inner Wheel. An event that no entrepreneur should miss, where meeting and enjoyment are central in an Old Dutch ambiance. The first herring is presented by the Mayor of Lelystad Mieke Baltus, accompanied by the chairmen of the service clubs involved. Of course, a cool glass of wheat wine goes well with this.

A Burgundian culinary happening in support of a pre-chosen charity. The first keg of Lelystad herring is auctioned via an American sale with Jop Fackeldey, former councilor of Lelystad and ex-deputy of the Province of Flevoland, as auctioneer. The proceeds will entirely benefit the Lelystad Food Bank, with the aim of purchasing (as a replacement) an electric van to collect the goods from the affiliated partners of the Food Bank and to deliver them to the Food Bank's customers.

Date: June 21, 2024
Time: 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Bataviawerf, Oostvaardersdijk in Lelystad

Want to become a sponsor? 

If you would like to manifest yourself as a company at the Lelystad Haring Party, you are very welcome to purchase a sponsorship package. But it is of course also possible to attend the Haring Party alone or with a friend. Check out the website for more information www.haringpartylelystad.nl 


Erfgoedpark Batavialand
Oostvaardersdijk 113