Monday 3 October

Leiden's Ontzet

Come celebrate and commemorate the historical relief of Leiden city, with herring and white bread, parades, and a market on this public holiday! Leiden's Ontzet ('Relief') originates from the liberation of the city from the Spanish forces on the 3rd October 1574, and it has been celebrated every year since then. 

This year, there will be the traditional presentation of herring and white bread (the traditional foods of Leiden's Ontzet due to them both being in the 1574 relief fleet's supplies for the besieged Leiden city), as well as a carnival and a market, amongst other events. There will also be a memorial service held at Pieterskerk. Many of the events will begin on the 1st October and lead up to the official Ontzet day on the 3rd October, ensuring that there will be plenty to see and do for the whole family!

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Come celebrate and commemorate the historical relief of Leiden city, with herring and white bread, parades, and a market on this public holiday! Leiden's Ontzet ('Relief') originates from the liberation of the city from the Spanish forces on the 3rd October 1574, and it has been celebrated every year since then. 

This year, there will be the traditional presentation of herring and white bread (the traditional foods of Leiden's Ontzet due to them both being in the 1574 relief fleet's supplies for the besieged Leiden city), as well as a carnival and a market, amongst other events. There will also be a memorial service held at Pieterskerk. Many of the events will begin on the 1st October and lead up to the official Ontzet day on the 3rd October, ensuring that there will be plenty to see and do for the whole family!

If you would like to know more about Leiden's Ontzet and the events that will be taking place, you can visit the website of 3 October.

When

  • Monday the 3rd of october 2022

Location