Herfst Jongleer Weekend 2021

3-5 September 2021

Photo credit: Piet van Steen

The Herfst Jongleer Weekend is an annual juggling convention held in Enschede!

Two hundred jugglers from the Netherlands and surrounding countries come together for a weekend of juggling excitement. Organised by CatchUp, the convention features a range of workshops and by default also a volleyclub tournament, a fight-night and a party.

New date: 3-5 September 2021 (and backup date 24-26 September).

Please let us know (hjw @ ejvcatchup.nl) if you have “BHV” (bedrijfshulpverlening) accreditation.

We hope to organize the HJW from 3-5 September 2021. The first juggling festival since a long time! So let’s make it a summer edition.

When: 3-5 September 2021

Where: University of Twente Sports Centre, De Hems 20, Enschede, The Netherlands

Times: Friday 6pm – Sunday 5pm

Program: see below

Site map: click here

Cost: see below

Registration: https://tickets.stichtingnjf.nl/product-categorie/hjw-2021/

Facebook: Herfst Jongleer Weekend

Provisional schedule

14:00? – Camping and sports canteen open
18:00 – Gym open
17:00-19:00? – Dinner in sports canteen?
23:45 – Gym closed (23:59 strict building closed)

8:00-11:00? – Breakfast in sports canteen
14:00? – Volleyclub tournament
16:00? – Fight Night qualifications
18:00-20:00 – Dinner in sports canteen
20:00 – Passing workshop
21:00? – Fight Night finals
23:45 – Gym closed (23:59 strict building closed)

8:00-11:00? – Breakfast in sports canteen
15:00? – Juggling games?
16:30 – HJW end, tidy up
17:00 – Gym clear
18:00 – Camping grounds clear

Corona check and measures

The exact corona measures will be decided later. Most likely a valid test- or vaccination certificate (+ID proof) is required upon arrival. You can use the CoronaCheck-app, or bring a QR code. International visitors may use the European digital corona certificate, or some proof of vaccination. Most likely we use the testenvoortoegang.nl system.

We of course follow the government regulations that apply to multi-day events. A corona test location is present at University of Twente (although not yet used for testenvoortoegang.nl). Check the government website for further information.

In case the festival is cancelled, the registration fee will be fully reimbursed.

Accommodation: We will camp at University of Twente, so that we can keep sufficient distance at night. If the HJW is held in October then log cabins will also be available for an additional price.

Food provided: dinner on Friday night and Saturday night, breakfast on Saturday & Sunday.

Please bring your own plate, bowl, mug & cutlery.


The Sports Centre has toilets and showers. There is a small supermarket and ATM on-site at the university. Parking is available off De Hems street. The Sports Centre is a 15 minute walk from Enschede Kennispark train station although it is easier to take a bus from Enschede Centraal.

The supermarket is open on Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday noon-5pm.

Ticket Prices

Registration here!

Full Weekend (2x breakfast, 2x dinner)5065
Half Weekend Friday-Saturday (1x breakfast, 2x dinner)4050
Half Weekend Saturday-Sunday (1x breakfast, 1x dinner)3540
Single Day – Friday (excl dinner)10
Single Day – Saturday (excl dinner)15
Single Day – Sunday10
Camping – One Night (incl breakfast)5
Dinner – Friday or Saturday (if available)10

To Bring

  • Proof of vaccination or recent negative test
  • Proof of ID
  • Juggling equipment, games
  • Tent, mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, torch
  • Plate, bowl, mug and cutlery
  • Clothes, toiletries, towel, phone charger