Everything you need to know about the Summer Spectacle at the Lake

That moment of happiness when you walk onto the festival site. We can finally experience that again this Pentecost weekend during the Summer Spectacle at the Lake. Because good preparation is half the battle, we have listed all the essential information for you.


Losing your friends after going to the toilet, spending coins as if they were euros, fully enjoying all the snacks and drinks, and last but not least: spectacular music performances by top artists. We can’t wait for the Summer Spectacle at the Lake, one of the biggest events in our region, to start. For three days we can enjoy good music and fun activities for young and old.

But what is the best way to get to the festival site? Which artists perform when? Where can I get coins? What does the course for the obstacle run look like? And will the weather be nice? Would you also like to know where you stand? Everything you need to know about the Summer Spectacle at the Lake can be found here!

Program

The Summer Spectacle at the Lake is a three-day event. This year the festival will take place from Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June. You can check the full programs per day below.

Friday 3 June

On Friday 3 June, four top acts will be on stage at the Zomerspektakel aan het Meer: Cesar Zuiderwijk with DrumDemons as a tribute to the Golden Earring, Anouk, Snelle with his band ‘the sweet boys’ and Kensington will close the evening. Between the performances, DJ Biggie B.

4 p.m. Festival site opens
18:15 to 18:45 Cesar Zuiderwijk with DrumDemons
19:00 to 19:15 Opening by Mayor Liesbeth Spies
19:30 to 20:30 Anouk
9:10 p.m. to 10:10 p.m. Snel with his band ‘the sweet boys’
22:15 to 22:30 DJ Ovano
10:45 PM to 11:45 PM Kensington
23:50 to 00:00 End show
00:00 am Sound goes down, bars and restaurants are closed

Don’t have one yet tickets for the Summer Spectacle Friday? Get one of the last tickets quickly via Zomerspektakelaanhetmeer.nl or alphens.nl. You don’t want to miss this great evening!

Saturday 4 June

The Summer Spectacle Saturday starts with the Van Mil Obstacle Run, where participants can choose from two distances: 8 and 12 km, and the dog run. The 8 km has 40 obstacles in store for you and the 12 km even 50. Of course you can also stroll over the Ibiza market and there is a packed kids program.

Xander & Friends will of course be back on stage on Saturday evening, where the audience can sing along with guilty pleasures. Charly Luske also comes with a Robbie Williams Tribute. The evening ends with the QMusic Foute Hour. Between the performances, DJ Biggie B.

09:00 to 15:00 Van Mil Obstacle Run 8 and 12 km
12:00 to 20:00 Ibiza Market
13:00 to 13:30 Shaun the sheep & Timmy
13:30 to 15:00 Dance your Fit on tour with DJ Joeri
13:30 to 16:00 TikTok star Anique Dreamon with TikTok workshops
14:00 to 14:25 Shaun the sheep & Timmy
15:00 to 15:30 Hit! (Zoe, Nikki & Jess)
15:00 to 15:30 Shaun the sheep & Timmy
15:30 to 17:00 Dance your Fit on tour with DJ Joeri
18:00 to 19:00 Charly Luske with The Robbie Williams Tribute
19:45 to 21:00 Guilty Pleasures by Xander & Friends
9:30 pm to 10:45 pm Guilty Pleasures by Xander & Friends
22:45 to 23:45 QMusic Wrong hour
23:50 to 00:00 End show
00:00 am Sound goes down, bars and restaurants are closed

Admission to the Summer Spectacle Saturday is free.

Sunday 5 June

The Summer Spectacle Sunday traditionally starts with the Summer Service at the Lake, where Dwight Dissels performs and Gor Katchikyan speaks. This year one hour later than previous editions, ideal for those who prefer to sleep in an hour longer. Families appear at the start during the Rabo Family Run, they choose from 3 or 6 km with 23 and 35 obstacles respectively. Of course you can also stroll through the Ibiza Market and there is a packed kids program.

There will be spectacular performances this Sunday by Tribute band Queen Forever, Raymon Hermans, BENR, Tino Martin and Totaal Top. You don’t want to miss the closing act: the Dirty Daddies. This Dutch cover band will provide a spectacular performance with their explosive energy. Between the performances, DJ Biggie B.

10:00 am Walk-in Summer Service at the Lake
10:30 to 12:00 Start Summer Service at the Lake
11:00 to 16:30 Rabo Family Obstacle Run 3 and 6 km
12:00 to 18:00 Ibiza Market
13:00 to 13:30 Minishow with Woezel & Pip
13:45 to 14:15 Kidz Super Chartz!
14:20 to 14:50 Matheu Hinzen
2:50 PM to 3:20 PM Kidz Super Chartz!
3:25 PM to 3:55 PM Unity
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm BENR
17:30 to 18:30 Queen Forever
19:00 to 19:30 Raymond Hermans
20:00 to 21:00 Tino Martin
21:05 to 21:25 DJ King Vaut
21:30 to 22:15 Totally Top
23:00 to 00:00 Dirty Daddies
00:00 am Sound goes down, bars and restaurants are closed

Admission to the Summer Spectacle Sunday is free.

Weather forecast

Sunny weather would of course make the Summer Spectacle even more fun. But are the weather gods in our favor this Pentecost weekend? Friday seems to be a beautiful day with lots of sun, Saturday will also be a great place to stay, but for Sunday there is a good chance that you will have to conjure up a raincoat or poncho. You can check the detailed weather forecast here.

Access

You need a ticket for Friday, the program is free on Saturday and Sunday (with the exception of participation in the obstacle run). Want to leave the festival in the meantime? That is possible, but not just like that. You must always report to the scanning staff at the entrance gate, they can then let you outside and give you a re-entry ticket.

Don’t have one yet tickets for the Summer Spectacle Friday? Get one of the last tickets quickly via Zomerspektakelaanhetmeer.nl or alphens.nl. You don’t want to miss this great evening!

Come by bike

Each edition, up to 8,000 festival-goers come to the event by bicycle. Quite a puzzle, but the best way to get there. This year, a fun campaign was even created to encourage residents of Alphen to come to the Summer Spectacle by bike.

You can store your bicycle on site at the specially built bicycle shed. The organization recommends that you come by bicycle as much as possible. If you do come by car, park it in the designated parking spaces, which are clearly indicated around the event site. Are you coming by boat? Please note, because it is not possible to moor at the festival site. Mooring nearby is possible, but this is not facilitated by the organization.

Coins

During the event you pay with Maasmunten. These cost € 3 each and can be purchased in cash or by debit card at both the cash register cart and the payment machines on the site. The Summer Spectacle uses breaking coins; half a coin is therefore worth € 1.50. Only whole coins (ie a multiple of € 3) are sold at the cash register cart and the machines.

During and after the event, no coins withdrawn. Any leftover coins can be donated to charity. You can read more about which charities the Summer Spectacle is supporting this year here.

Toilets

Great urgency? No worries! There are sufficient toilets on the festival site. And these are free. That’s so nice, isn’t it? You can check where the toilets are located on the map.

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Catering establishments

It is of course not a Summer Spectacle without catering. Three days of partying naturally call for a nice variety of catering establishments where you can get a tasty snack. From the tents, spread over the event site, nine catering establishments provide delicious snacks and drinks: Broodjes Direct, De Dyck, Grand Café Eight, Loek van Vliet, Sapori da Stefano, Senzaa, Smooth Coffee, fish shop Fizzi and IJssalon Sebastiaan. Check out what they have on the menu here!

Obstacle Run

On Saturday 4 June, the Van Mil Obstacle Run will take place with two distances: 8 and 12 km, and the dog run. The 8 km has 40 obstacles in store for you and the 12 km even 50. The Rabo Family Obstacle Run is on Sunday 5 June, also with two distances: 3 and 6 km with 23 and 35 obstacles respectively.

You can check the route and the order of the obstacles on these two days on the maps below.

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