Herfst Jongleer Weekend 2023

The HJW 2023 is over. We had a blast, hopefully you did too!
See you next year!

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.

To promote interaction between each other, there is a special assignment. Everyone is encouraged to bring a small gift to the HJW (≈ €5). During the HJW everyone receives a card stating who this gift is for, and a card to indicate who you are. With an event at the beginning of the weekend we take the time to visit each other, exchange a gift and get to know each other.

The sports hall where the HJW is held is not a brightly colored place, which we want to change. With a lot of festive accessories, we plan to transform the hall into a cozy party location. If you have any ideas to transform the gym into a place where we will experience a festive weekend, you are welcome to bring them along.

In 2023 the HJW is organized on 3-4-5 November! The most fun juggling festival in the east of The Netherlands!

When: 3-4-5 November 2023

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

Times: Friday 18:30 – Sunday – 16:00

Program: see below

Site map: click here

Cost: see below

Registration: The pre-registration is closed. However, there are still some tickets available, so if you still want to come, shoot us an email to the address at the bottom of this page.

Facebook: Herfst Jongleer Weekend

Schedule for 2023


16:00-18:30 registration at the cabins
18:45 registration in the gym
18:45 gym open
21:00 vestingbar open
00:00 gym closed
01:00 sports canteen closed
00:00 Atrium open
03:00 Atrium closed
02:00 minimum closing time vestingbar

08:00 – 11:00 breakfast
09:00 gym open
11:30 present exchange
13:00 clubvolley tournament
16:00 qualifications fight night
18:00 – 20:00 dinner
21:00 fight night
21:00 vestingbar open
23:00 gym closed
00:00 sports canteen closed
23:00 Atrium open
03:00 Atrium closed
02:00 minimum closing time vestingbar

08:00 – 11:00 breakfast
09:00 gym open
11:00 cabins closed
14:00 games
16:00 end of HJW
17:00 gym closed
There will be a Chinese pole all day, on Sunday, and a workshop will be given at TBD. 

Accommodation and Food

When registering, there is an option to stay in the cabins. It is also possible to stay at the U Parkhotel or hotel de Broeierd, but this is entirely at your own expense. The U Parkhotel has its own website for information and bookings. As has hotel de Broeierd.

If you buy a ticket for the whole weekend, a dinner meal and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is included. There will also be vegetarian and vegan options!

Unfortunatly the Stal is not available this year due to constructions. For the same reason there could be some noise from the construction site.

(Image: University of Twente)


Toilets and showers are present at the sports centre, and also near the log cabins. There is a small supermarket and ATM on-site at the university. Parking can be done e.g. around the sports centre or next to the cabins.

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.

To Bring

  • Proof of ID
  • Juggling equipment, games
  • In log cabins: bed linen or sleeping bag
  • Clothes, toiletries, towel, phone charger
  • Some extra blankets and/or clothes, as it will be cold


Contact : hjw @ ejvcatchup.nl