Are you ready? Eindhoven definitely is, because Carnival is soon to come. All year round everyone is thinking of the best, most original, funniest outfit and the singers are already writing lyrics for the new Carnival hit.

Carnival madness

For the tourists and people who have never experienced a carnival, it may be difficult to understand, but perhaps you shouldn’t want to try to understand it either. Just relax and join the madness from 1st until the 5th of March.

Lampegat – Watt Ledje

Did you know that the motto this year is ‘Lampegat watt ledje’? A bit difficult to translate in English, but it is a funny reference to Eindhoven being the City of light together with the carnival name of Eindhoven; Lampegat. The parade will take place on Saturday the 2nd of March, right in front of Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven. The craziest creations will pass. This event attracts many visitors and is very nice to visit for both the people who go yearly and the ‘rookies’.


During Carnival there are many different traditions. To begin with the dress up party, there is enough to think about. Is it unique? Is it warm enough? Do you want to match with your friends? If you then have tied the necessary knots for the outfit, the next issue comes to the corner, which parties are you going to? There is plenty to choose from during Carnival, the one more outgoing than the other. You can visit 15 pubs in 1 evening with the ‘Stropdas Kroegentocht’. Will we see you there? You’ll be surprised!

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