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Castlefest in the Keukenhof Castle grounds

Castlefest in the Keukenhof Castle grounds

Aug 01, 2019Aug 04, 2019
Keukenhof Castle, Keukenhof-Noord 1
South Holland, Lisse
Adult day tickets from 25 euros, Adult multi-pass 61,50

Castlefest in the Keukenhof Castle grounds

Step into the fantasy world of Castlefest on the grounds of Keukenhof Castle! Many will have heard of the world-famous spring garden, the Keukenhof, which is open just for a few weeks per year, from late March mid-May. Well, the same estate hosts this legendary fantasy event, complete with camping, live music and workshops.

In August, the sea of colour across the estate will not be tulips, but dazzling costumes: knights, forest trolls, elves, fairies, swash-buckling pirates and everything in between.

CastlefestPhoto credit: Anouk Pross

Fantasy and magic at the Keukenhof

Transport yourself into a fantastical realm of castles and magical beings at the spectacular Castlefest! This great event for all ages is a totally immersive experience with fantasy-themed music, costumes, merchandise, writing and good food!

Castlefest activities

Three festival stages, the Forest Stage, the Village Stage and the Meadow Stage, will feature a large number of bands, playing everything from Celtic music to modern tunes. The event's music programme is varied and exciting on each day of the festival.

Stroll over the market, try a medieval workshop or discover the Larp village where people get dressed up in character costumes in an adventure world where all sorts of realities are possible. You won't easily get bored at Castlefest! Other activities include arrow making, corsets 101, face paints, a storyteller, folk dancing and themed sports games.

Castlefest stagePhoto credit: Ruben Meuwese

Lighting the Wickerman at Castlefest

An annual highlight of the festival is the lighting of the Wickerman. All visitors, performers and merchants come together for this bonfire ritual.

Plan your visit to Castlefest

Plan your visit and book your tickets in advance on the Castlefest website. It's possible to camp at Castlefest, so check the website for more information.