Federation of Folkloristic Groups in the Netherlands

Founded in 1950, the “Federation” strives for true reproduction of former activities and traditions from the Durch cultural past.
This has been done by:

  • stimulation to increase knowlewdge in this field,
  • issuing guidelines,
  • screening of groups before admission.

In this way app. 65 groups have obtained membership, all of them presenting specific regions and covering most of the rural parts of the Netherlands.
This has led towards a qualification of: “living history” and indeed when costumes, jewelry and program are authentic, such a characterization is well earned.
All performances of Federationgroups include live music as well as an explanation of the program.

To obtain an optimal communication, the Federation is split up in 4 districts which are responsible for their own territory: North, West, South and East.

The Federation has many contacts with other parties in this Field:

  • NCV
  • LCA
  • CIOFF
  • IOV