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Every year in the 31th week dance groups from all over the world come to the village Odoorn. During 5 days Odoorn become the most international village in Drenthe. In 2006 the 22th edition of the so-called SIVO festival will be from wednesday the 2th till sunday the 6th of august.

About 24 dancing groups participate. The about 600 guests stay with more than 100 host-families in Odoorn and surrounding area. During the 5 days Odoorn becomes a wonderful international community with a great atmosphere where different nationalities and cultures meet each other in peace and friendship. Even many international marriages have their origin in Odoorn.

About 35.000 visitors visit the festival. The groups dance on six stages in the open air between the houses in the village. Every evening there are six dance rounds. After there is gala in a huge tent and 'last rounds' in two smaller tents.

The festival is opened and closed by a swinging parade of all the participating groups. In the weekend there are also performances in the afternoon and an international folkloristic market.

Entrance fee:
afternoon or evening: 6,00 euro
day entrance at saturday: 8,00 euro
passe-partout for all the performances: 20,00 euro
Discounts for children.

Address: Postbus 5, 7873 ZG Odoorn
Directions: Odoorn is about 8 KM north from Emmen. From the N34 (Emmen-Groningen) turn off at Odoorn.
Phone: +31 591 514514
Website: http://www.sivo.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2006
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