Every year a really unique folkloristic and cultural Festival, called the 'Salland Festival' takes place in the village of Raalte, the Netherlands.
Groups from all over the world show their special culture and their local dances to the audience. One moment you are wandering in the tropics of Costa Rica, a few minutes later you are amazingly watching stamping boots from Hungary. At the Sallandfestival you can enjoy music and dances from the cold of Finland till the wonderful and slim girls from South Korea. A journey throughout the world in only a couple of hours, that is the Salland Festival in Raalte.
The Salland Festival is a professional organisation which is a member of the IOV. A world wide organisation in official relation with the UNESCO and deals with aspects of folk art and folk culture. Since 1988 the Festival is awarded with international acknowledgement to be member of C.O.I.F.F.