Hanseatic days, Hanseatic cities and the Hanseatic League
The International Hanseatic Days are gatherings held in Hanseatic cities, i.e. members of the Hanseatic League. The Hanseatic League originated as a German partnership between various cities around the Baltic Sea. Other cities, including in the Netherlands, joined the League later on. The Hanseatic League facilitated better and safer trade.
The International Hanseatic Days
Each year, one of the Hanseatic cities organises the International Hanseatic Days. This is a four-day event in which all Hanseatic cities are welcome to attend. The cities get better acquainted and have the opportunity to promote themselves and conduct extensive consultations.
Goal of the Hanseatic Days
Nowadays, the International Hanseatic Days serves primarily to keep the idea of the international Hanseatic League alive. The event also enables the European cities to continuously develop both their own unique identity and mutual collaboration.
2030: Harderwijk’s turn
Harderwijk will be hosting the International Hanseatic Days in 2030. Previous Dutch cities to host the event have been Zwolle (1980 and 2002), Deventer and Zutphen (1990), Oldenzaal (1999) and Kampen (2017).