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Hot air balloons dominating the skyline in the summertime

Did you know that you can see hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes take to the skies at several balloon festivals all over the Netherlands during summertime? Hop into a basket and fly away in the symphony of colors.

In addition to the awesome displays of hot air balloons in the sky, other festival features include kids activities, trade stands, food, drinks and family-friendly entertainment.

Upcoming festivals

Ballonfestival Grave
11 and 12 August 2017
location: along the Maas river at Jan van Cuijkdijk in Grave (province: North Brabant)

Ballonfiësta Barneveld
16, 17, 18 and 19 August 2017
location: Castle De Schaffelaar in Barneveld (province: Gelderland)

Twente Ballooning
23, 24, 25 and 26 August 2017
location: Recreational area Het Hulsbeek in Oldenzaal (province: Overijssel)

Ballon Fiësta Meerstad 
1 and 2 September 2017
Ballon Fiësta Meerstad Facebook page
location: Meerstad near the city of Groningen (province: Groningen)

Höfte Ballooning
15 September 2017
location: Castle Warmelo in Diepenheim (province: Overijssel)

Parkstad Ballon Festival
22, 23 and 24 September 2017
location: Castle Hoensbroek in Hoensbroek (province: Limburg)