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Fairs, concerts and theater performances in 2023 that you don't want to miss!

28 November 2022

At Bastion Hotels, we think the moments before and after your stay are the most important. That is why we have selected for you which events you absolutely do not want to miss next year! Are you going to spectacular concerts in sold-out concert halls or do you prefer to cheer on the side of a kilometer-long race track? Start 2023 prepared and quickly read on for a good dose of inspiration for the best activities in the new year.

Infratech – Rotterdam AhoyJanuary 17 – 20, 2023

An ideal meeting place for the infrastructure sector is at Infratech in Rotterdam Ahoy, where the entire sector comes together to share knowledge and strengthen collaborations. In 2019, no less than 22,000 visitors visited this unique, annual fair. Will you also be there this year? Both exhibitors and visitors are welcome in one of the Bastion Hotels near Rotterdam Ahoy!

Photo: Infratech - Charles Batenburg

Holiday fair – Jaarbeurs UtrechtJanuary 12 - 15, 2023

Do you prefer to look for recreation? Get inspired at the Vakantiebeurs (= Holiday Fair) in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. A visit gives you exactly the right information to travel well prepared to your next holiday destination. Did you know that visitors to the holiday fair spend an average of €1,100 more on holidays than the general Dutch person. Could this be due to their visit to the fair? Experience a world trip literally in one day and plan your visit to the Vakantiebeurs in advance!


Robbie Williams XXV Tour – Ziggo Dome AmsterdamJanuary 28, 29 & February 13, 2023

If you fancy a swinging concert evening, an evening at the legendary Robbie Williams is certainly not an unnecessary luxury. The British pop star celebrates his 25th anniversary as a solo artist with his 'XXV Tour' at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. After a last performance in 2017, this is the first time in five years that Robbie Williams has performed on Dutch soil. Have you already managed to get a ticket? Make sure you can dive into a nice bed immediately after the concert and check out our hotels near the Ziggo Dome.


Maroon 5 - Goffertpark NijmegenJune 25, 2023

'Moves Like Jagger', 'Payphone' and 'She Will Be Loved' are not just a list of hits. Maroon 5 has been a leader in the global pop scene for many years. They literally turned the roof upside down on June 25 during an open-air concert in the Goffertpark, Nijmegen. A spectacle that you don't want to miss for the world!


Performance: Cooking with Amba – Koninklijke Schouwburg The HagueJuly 1, 2023

From July 1, 2023 to July 1, 2024, extra attention will be paid to the history of Suriname for a whole year during the Slavery Past Commemoration Year. The cultural sector organizes various activities, including the performance 'Koken met Amba' in the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. The performance highlights the family history of Amba and her grandmother in a tasty and musical way. So put Saturday July 1 in your agenda for a cultural outing during the national commemoration of slavery!

Photo: Cooking with Amba -

Coldplay – Johan Cruiff ArenA AmsterdamJuly 15, 16 & 18, 19 2023

This pearl cannot be missed in the list of big names on Dutch pop stages. Coldplay will fill the Johan Cruijff Arena not one, not two, but FOUR evenings with music lovers and fans during their Music Of The Spheres World Tour. In a unique, cryptic way, the group announced in their video clip of single Humankind that they will play in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. No sooner said than done! After an atmospheric evening, dive into one of our beds in hotels near the ArenA.


Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit ZandvoortAugust 25 - 27, 2023

A dream come true for millions of sports fans: the Formula 1 circuit returns to the Netherlands! The race festival in Zandvoort will start on the weekend of August 25, 2023. And after a much appreciated victory by Verstappen, the enthusiasm for this spectacular event has risen even more. A wide range of Bastion Hotels is still available near the circuit for your hotel stay. View the offer here and book your room at lightning speed!


50plus fair – Jaarbeurs UtrechtSeptember 12-16

The 29th edition of the 50PlusBeurs will traditionally take place in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. The program promises cozy entertainment, interesting presentations by experts and an extensive exhibition floor for orientation on your new e-bike, for example! Above all, a fun outing for, you guessed it, all over 50s!


Best outing in the Netherlands 2022 (bronze award): DierenPark Amersfoort
Throughout the year

DierenPark Amersfoort is not only a tip from the ANWB, but we can also recommend this versatile zoo! There is something to do all year round. Admire all the animal species up close as the children climb and scramble through the 'Klim Alles route' or step into the mysterious, dark jungle. Maybe suddenly a sloth hangs over your head.. After a day of beastly fun, you can enjoy a delicious dinner and a good night's sleep in the brand new Bastion Hotel Amersfoort. Because a nice day ends in a good bed!


Musical: Checkpoint Charlie – various theatres

The story about the wall that separates East and West Berlin can finally be admired in theaters! Checkpoint Charlie plays from 14 January to 29 April throughout the Netherlands. In the musical we follow Berliners whose lives suddenly turned upside down on the infamous 'barbed wire Sunday'. The lyrics are by singer-songwriter and actor Stef Bos. Go back to the night of August 13, 1961 for an evening and combine this performance, for example, with a fun city trip.


Enjoy the moments before and after your stay, because a nice day ends in a good bed at Bastion Hotels! View all 33 hotels in the Netherlands, promotions and more inspiration for trips throughout the country here .

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