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The most popular knitting and crocheting event

Information voor exhibitors

Event
The Dutch Knitting Festival (Brei- en Haakdagen) is the inspiration event for passionate knitting and crochet lovers. The event takes place three times a year (in 2019 at least):

Spring 2019: 3 & 4 May 2019 – De Suikerfabriek in Groningen (application open)
Spring 2019: 25 & 26 mei 2019 – Kromhouthal in Amsterdam (Special Edition, seperate sustainable market, applications are open)
Fall 2019: 11 & 12 oktober 2019 – IJsselhallen Zwolle (application open)

Set up
There is a trade fair floor where the exhibitors present themselves, during the whole day there are workshops, greetings and meets and lectures. Both events attract around 5,000 visitors spread over both days.

Click here for the registration form for the Festival in Zwolle 2019 or here for the PDF version (with terms).
Do not forget to look at the Terms and Conditions for exhibitors of the Dutch Knitting Festival 2018, which apply to every registration.

Opening hours for public (Groningen)
Market: 3 May 2019 – 10am-5pm
Market: 4 May 2019 – 10am-5pm

Opening hours for public (Amsterdam, with reservation)
Market: 25 May 2019 – 10.00am-6pm
Market: 26 May 2019 – 9.30am-5pm
(website)

Opening hours for public (Zwolle)
Market: 11 October 2019 – 10am-5pm
Market: 12 October 2019 – 10am-5pm

Acceleration and dismantling times:
Building up on (not available yet).

The Suikerfabriek, Energieweg 10, Groningen:
The old sieve building and the so-called Ballroom will be used for stands and short workshops. A number of smaller rooms are used as workshop rooms.

Stands
Standard empty floor spaces of at least 2 × 3 meters (wide x deep, you determine the size yourself) for € 35.00 per m2 excl. VAT for 2 days, incl. Electricity. A place incl. A stall of 3 x 1 meter (wide x deep) is € 325.00 excl. VAT and incl. Lighting and electricity. The place is then 2 x 3 meters, on which the stand of 3 x 1 meter is. Of course it is possible to purchase more than 1 stand space.

Workshops
There is room for exhibitors to give workshops, ask for information.

Catering
In the exhibition hall a catering point will be set up with a terrace with a possibility for coffee, tea, soft drinks and food (such as pastry, cake, sandwiches, soup etc.).

IJsselhallen Zwolle, Rieteweg 1, 8011 AB Zwolle:
De Meerhal and the Hanzezaal are used for stands and short workshops. The Suydersee room is used for the plenary program such as workshops, lectures etc. In addition, the IJsselbar and the restaurant are also used as catering and space to knit together.

Stands
Standard empty floor spaces of at least 3 × 2 meters (wide x deep, you determine the size yourself) for € 35,00 per m2 excl. VAT for 2 days, incl. electricity. A place including a booth of 3 x 1 meter (wide x deep) is € 325,00 excl. VAT and incl. Lighting and electricity. The place is then 2 x 3 meters, were the booth is 3 x 1 meter in size. Of course it is possible to purchase more than 1 stand space or to combine a stall with extra floor space (standard 2 meters deep).

Workshops
For exhibitors there is space to give workshops, for € 35,00 excl. VAT you can rent a place with 8 tables and 10 chairs. Furthermore, a number of in-depth workshops are organized for which renowned teachers are invited.

Catering
In the exhibition hall there is a catering point with a terrace with a possibility for coffee, tea, soft drinks and food (such as pastry, cake, sandwiches, soup etc.). The catering space is also used for catering purposes, and as space to knit together.

Entrance fee for visitors
Entrance fee is € 10, – per day and € 17, – passe-partout

Communication
Communication is mainly via this website, Twitter, Ravelry, Pinterest and Facebook. Our Instagram account is mainly in the English language.

Future data
Spring 2019: 3 & 4 May 2019 – De Suikerfabriek Groningen
Spring 2019: 25 & 26 May 2019 – Kromhouthal Amsterdam (Special Edition, separate sustainable market)
Fall 2019: 11 & 12 October 2019 – IJsselhallen Zwolle
Spring 2020: 2 & 3 May 2020 – Kromhouthal Amsterdam (Special Edition, sustainable market, European Knit Meeting)
Fall 2020: 16 & 17 October 2020 – IJsselhallen Zwolle

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.