100 years WUR in the city – Wageningen in Wageningen

On June 16 and 17 we celebrate 100 years WUR in the city with a sparkling festival for young and old alike. Everybody is welcome!

The roofs will come off the city during the swinging facade concerts from the houses in the city centre and a performance of De Ontzetting student orchestra. The outdoor film Mama Mia! The Movie changes the market square into a stage for a multiphonic city choir. So, wet your whistle, bring your own chair and let your voice be heard.

Saturday at noon Mayor Geert van Rumund and Louise Fresco (WUR) start the festival with coffee and cake. Young and old play XXL games and student associations hold Open House. Anyone who feels the child in them is invited to help and decorate the city with the creation of a colourful garland with 100 flags.

On Sunday you can savour 100 cultures, sounds, flavours and colours on the Global Village Market followed by a sociable Potluck BBQ. Take your favourite food, share it with your neighbours and enjoy meeting new people and tasting surprising dishes. With Mango y Ramos (Baobab Music).

Join in and enjoy the best of both worlds.


Saturday (City centre & Market)

Noon       Mayor Geert van Rumund and WUR chairwoman Louise Fresco will open the festival and treat you to COFFEE AND CAKE.(Raadhuisplein)

1.00 pm DRESS UP THE CITY Artist Marianne Schokkenbroek designed a garland with 100 flags that winds its way through the city. Will you help colour them? (start at Raadhuisplein)

1.00 pm XXL GAMES for young and old.There are giant shuffleboards, Mega Twister and Four in a (gigantic) Row. (THUIS in Wageningen)

3.00 pm Student associations will welcome you to their OPEN HOUSE. Have a look behind the scenes, enjoy a drink at the bar and discover what the average student does after graduating from WUR. (several locations)

7.00 pm Look up and listen to the FACADE CONCERTS performed by talented students and Wageningen musicians. (route from the church)

Enjoy a special Taste the Waste menu. The catering pro’s of Bar-Restaurant Taste, Pub Buurman & Buurman, Cafe de Tijd, Drinks & Bites, 't Pannenkoekenhuis Wageningen, Restaurant Colors and Restaurant Robuust literally put food waste on the menu.

9.30 pm Student orchestra DE ONTZETTING will get you in the mood for the movie.

10.30 pm MAMA MIA! THE MOVIE turns the market square into a stage for a many-voiced city choir. So warm up your vocal cords, bring your own chair and sing at the top of your lungs! (Market)

Sunday (Torckpark)

Noon       International students let you enjoy flavours, music and fashion from their culture at the GLOBAL VILLAGE MARKET.

4.00 pm POTLUCK BBQ Take your favourite food and share it with your neighbours. DJ Boabab creates the perfect musical atmosphere for meeting new people and enjoying surprising dishes.

5.00 pm City Poet Ivanka de Ruijter will deliver a POETIC ODE to 100 years WUR and Wageningen (i.c.w. artist Robbert Kamphuis).

... Enjoy the rest of the evening