Arts & culture

Have a feel of the old days during performances of the ‘Viswijvenkoor’ (choir of fishwives), the ‘Zeemanskoor’ (shanty choir) and the Hindeloopen Dance Group. Or enjoy Hindeloopen’s fine arts and culture of museums
& expositions
. The Old Hindeloopen Fine Arts can be found in various studios.

Viswijvenkoor Grietje Sprot

On 15 october 1993 Viswijvenkoor Grietje Sprot was founded. The choir presents its salty songs dressed in traditional working clothes, worn by fishermen’s wives during the Twenties in various Dutch fishing ports at the North Sea, the Wadden Sea and the former Zuider Sea. Besides vocally, many of the songs are also performed dramatically.



Aald Hielpen

This oldest Dutch dance group performing in traditional costume was founded in 1912. According to its founders, those colourful costumes, those special songs and the old Hindeloopen customs and traditions should be preserved.

Aald Hielpen frequently performs both at home and abroad.


Shanty choir Auke Wybesz

The Hindeloopen shanty choir Auke Wybesz, founded in 2005, consists of 35 choir members and 3 musicians. Their repertoire varies from Sturdy, Salty, Sweet, Silly to Thirsty (sometimes with a touch of Melancholy) sailor songs.


  1. (Nederlands) Expositie winter op aardewerk

    14 December 2018 @ 10:00 - 26 September 2019 @ 18:00
  2. (Nederlands) Sits. Een wereldprocuct in Hindeloopen

    June 29 @ 11:00 - October 31 @ 17:00
  3. (Nederlands) Rommelmarkt

    July 15 @ 13:30 - August 24 @ 17:30
  4. (Nederlands) Hielper zomerfeest

    July 27 @ 13:00 - 23:00
  5. (Nederlands) IFKS

    August 10 @ 09:15 - 14:30