What is there to do this weekend in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe? Six outings in a row

In addition to eating the oliebollen and setting off fireworks, there are also plenty of other fun things to do in the Nordic region. How about a car puzzle tour, Christmas square, China Lights, the Strong Yerke naval game, projections on buildings in Leeuwarden during December Light or Circus Saurus.

Riddles in the car through Friesland

Would you like an outing for the whole family or a match day with friends? Then sign up Salt Christmas Rally. This is a scavenger hunt by car through beautiful Friesland.

There is a special scavenger hunt for children and a scavenger hunt for adults. Full of questions and tasks that are fun for young and old. The children’s hunt lasts a maximum of 90 minutes and the scavenger hunt for adults 2 to 3 hours. The treasure hunt can still be run on 30, 31 December and 2 to 8 January. The start is in Terherne and can be done between 11 am and 2 pm. Order through pavilionsalt.nl.

Come swing and wave in Groningen

As usual, Martiniplaza is full of attractions until January 8, and the halls have been transformed into a huge fun factory.

At the Christmas fair Christmas Square you pay differently than at a normal fair. There is one entrance fee and the ticket entitles you to one free visit to all attractions and shows. If you want to go more often, you can buy a repeat ticket very cheaply, which allows you to use all the attractions again. In addition to the free attractions, there is a wide range of trade fair stalls where you can win great prizes for a fee.

A party full of light in Emmen

Around the Chinese New Year, all kinds of light and lantern exhibitions are held in China. But you don’t have to travel all the way to China for a feast of enlightenment. China light in Emmen takes you on a journey around the world in just eighty minutes.

In addition to the regular route, you can also order a tasty route; a right awaits you in every ‘part of the world’. China light can be visited from Wednesday to Sunday up to and including March 5. Tickets are available at vanplan.nl.

Come and play the Strong Yerke raft game in Sneek

During the Christmas holidays you can play a ‘smart game’ together in the Fries Scheepvaart Museum in Sneek. On a large game board, you are always trying to get the Strong Yerke fleet to its final destination as quickly as possible using task cards.

The tasks are real idea makers at different levels. From very easy to super difficult, so the game is suitable and fun for young and old. The Strong Yerke rafting game is a special Christmas holiday activity at the family exhibition Expeditie Strong Yerke, from oil pollution to plastic soup! It is free to participate in the game, you only pay museum admission. You can play the game continuously throughout the Christmas holidays and you don’t need to book for it. The museum is closed on January 1.

Christmas circus with lifelike dino in Assen

Do you meet a lifelike T-Rex dinosaur in the circus? Then come to Circus Saurus. Circus has through Sunday, January 8 the heated tent set up in the car park at De Bonte Wever in Assen.

In addition to a lifelike T-Rex dinosaur, the show of more than an hour and a half also contains all the classic circus elements, including; Lightning fast jugglers, agile acrobats, deadly knife throwers, spectacular fire eaters, crazy clowns and of course the one and only Santa! There are also performances of the animals. For example, horses, ponies, mini cows and llamas are examined. Exact times and prices can be found on the circus’ Facebook page www.facebook.com/CircusSaurusNL.

Follow the blue light in Leeuwarden

December light is a walk for young and old through the center of Leeuwarden and can be visited for free through Sunday, January 8 daily from sunset to

Of December light the duo Kroft&Smids brings light into the dark days around Christmas and New Year’s Eve by transforming buildings into places where stories are told in words or images with projections in various locations in Leeuwarden’s city centre. You can follow the route with blue light, or on decemberlight.frl download a map.

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