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What is Carnival?

Carnival is a celebration that goes back all the way back to the dark ages, some even say to Roman times when people would celebrate the coming of Spring. In the most recent reason Carnival was the kick of for the Catholic period of Fasting where you weren't allowed to have any alcohol, meat or sex till Easter. The direct meaning of the name comes from the Latin words "Carne Vale" which translate to Goodbye Meat. In order to survive a long period without fun people celebrated Carnival and it quickly turned into a week long frenzy of funny costumes, weird songs and big parades. Also known as the festival of the jester it is definitely an event everyone needs to experience at least once. 

With Yes-Trips we have set up trips to various Carnival destinations, with the biggest being the Carnival on Sunday to Maastricht, and on Rosenmontag (Monday) to Cologne.

The date to Carnival changes every year and in 2019 it will be from the 1st till the 5th of March

Parade during Carnival

From all over the Netherlands busses will be leaving to various Carnival destinations. You can find an overview when we are leaving from where.

Known as the most traditional Carnival celebration of the Netherlands with extravagant costumes its a must see. After a city tour in the oldest city of the country, we will watch the parade go through the city and end up in the street festivities held everywhere.

Departure cities: Leeuwarden, Groningen, Amsterdam, Leiden and Utrecht

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The biggest Carnival celebration in Western Europe is proudly held in the city of Cologne. On the Neumarkt and Heumarkt thousands of people gather to sing the day away and enjoy themselves. 

Departing from Maastricht

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The Trips To Carnival

Sunday the 3rd of March: Carnival in Maastricht

Monday the 4th of March: Rosenmontag in Cologne

This event has been set up in cooperation with ISN Amsterdam, ESN Vu Amsterdam, ESN Groningen, ISN Leiden and ISN Maastricht

+500 People joined us in 2018

With 10 years of experience Yes-Trips knows how to enjoy Carnival in the best way posssible. Don't know what to expect? Watch our after movie to get a good idea!

One of the most fun events I saw during my exchange. Everyone is dressed up in the funniest costumes and has such a great time! Thanks Yes-Trips for showing me the best places to go.

Maddi (Australia)

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