Hanseatic Year 2023

Meet the world of today and tomorrow in a historic setting

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Yesterday, today and the future. They meet in the Hanseatic cities. Deventer, Doesburg, Elburg, Harderwijk, Hasselt, Hattem, Kampen, Zutphen and Zwolle: nine pearls in the East.


For more than 800 years connected by water and history, excelling in activity and hospitality. Each with its own face, together the Hanseatic Cities. With each other and on their own, and in full swing. From outdoor theater to street art, from medieval city center to contemporary hotspot. Then and now full of movement and entertainment, full of history and future. Feel the Hanseatic vibe, experience the Hanseatic cities.

Hanseatic year 2023

In 2023 the Hanseatic Year will take place. During the Hanseatic Year, the nine Hanseatic Cities in the eastern Netherlands will be dedicated to the Hanseatic ideals for one year. The Hanseatic Year is an ode to the Hanseatic League; the medieval trading network that brought wealth and trading spirit to the cities and is still clearly visible and experienceable today. Hanseatic Year 2023 will be celebrated grandly with a comprehensive program of events and activities, from small local initiatives to large one-off events taking place in the historic setting of the cities. The program includes hundreds of Hanseatic activities in the fields of art, music, culture, education, heritage, sports and economy. Residents, entrepreneurs and visitors: everyone participates!

Together we make and celebrate the Hanseatic Year and show that the Hanseatic League is still alive and kicking and offers inspiration, for today and for the future.

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