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Whisky Festival Noord-Nederland in the Aa Church


Der Aa Church
Akerkhof 2
9711 JB Groningen


Come enjoy a dram


From Friday 18 March through Sunday 20 March another edition of the annual Whisky Festival Noord Nederland takes place in the Aa Church. For three days the church will be teeming with whiskey drinking visitors, some of whom may even be clad in kilts.

The Whiskey Festival has become a popular event with legions of faithful fans from at home and abroad. Whiskey importers from all over the world will be participating, internationally renowned speakers will give master classes and important authors will be on hand to sign their whiskey books. Each visitor will receive an engraved tasting glass and most of the whiskey may be sampled free of charge.

VIP offers

For the true aficionados we have the famous VIP package: spoiled whiskey lovers can enjoy exclusive tasting sessions with a small group in the luxury of the special VIP lounge.


The whiskey festival welcomes newbie whiskey drinkers and offers some informative and very accessible whiskey tasting sessions for novices, led by an experienced trainer. The more advanced whiskey drinkers can choose from a range of exclusive tastings that can be booked separately.

Friday evening 18 March: 7 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Saturday afternoon 19 March: 1 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Saturday evening 19 March: 7 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Sunday afternoon 20 March: 1 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.


€ 30  per person per session
€ 90  per person for an all day pass valid for all sessions

Upon entering the church each visitor will receive an engraved tasting glass. Most of the whiskies at the festival can be sampled free of charge and there are a few exclusive bottlings that are available at an extra charge

Tickets are available here.

For more information please see the website Whiskyfestival Noord-Nederland.

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