Hond2019: the event for dog lovers

On the 21st and 22nd of December the biggest dog event of the Netherlands takes place in Gorinchem: Hond2019! It promises to be a weekend full of fun and interactive workshops, educational demonstrations, exciting contests and last but not least a lot of dogs. During these two days you are being introduced to an incredible number of breeds and in the educational program you can see dogs in action in many ways. Do you love dogs? Then come to the largest dog event in the Netherlands in the Evenementenhal Gorinchem!


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On the 21st and 22nd of December thousands of dogs, their owners and visitors will gather from all around the world. Hond2019 offers a wide variety of fun activities for dogs and families. As a visitor you can become acquainted with, among others, working dogs, FCI obedience, dog dance and detection dogs. In the ‘Dog Village’ various associations present their favorite Dutch dog breed and provide information on the purchase, breed typical behaviour and care of these dogs. In the versatile promo village you can find the newest and finest dog products and you can shop endlessly for your favorite pet.


Christmas Winner Show

The diverse demonstration program combined with the Christmas Winner Show on Saturday and Sunday are a fun day out for the whole family.


Opening hours

Hond2018 is open daily from 8.00 am to 18.00 pm. The demo program and dog shows will start at 10.00 am.


Entrance fees

At the cash register:

    • Adults: € 10,-
    • Children 4-11 years, 65+, disabled*: € 7,50
    • Visiting dogs**: € 7,50-
    • Parking: €6,-

* please note: at the ticket check you have to show your identity card and/or your disabled card when asked.

** there is a limit of one dog per visitor. Dogs younger than 16 weeks are not allowed to the event. When asked, you have to prove your dog is sufficiently vaccinated/protected by means of the European Pet Passport. No fee is required for assistance dogs.

Purchase your tickets here!


Visiting dogs

Dogs – on a leash – are welcome to visit the event. A separate entrance ticket has to be purchased for your dog. Any damage by – or to – the dog are never the responsibility of the organization. The owner/supervisor of the dog is liable. There is a limit of one dog per adult visitor. Dogs younger than 16 weeks are not allowed at the event.

Visiting dogs must be vaccinated and proof of this may be asked for, so bring the European Pet Passport. By visiting the event, the supervisor of the dog declares that the dog has received the necessary vaccinations, by (regular) vaccinations whose validity can be demonstrated (or titer determination, registered by a practicing veterinarian in the European Pet Passport with completion date). Coming from abroad, the dog must have received a valid rabies vaccination. Further, the supervisor declares that the dog brought by him has not, to his knowledge, been in circumstances where there may have been any risk of infection with Canine Distemper or any other infectious disease during the last twelve weeks prior to the event.

Assistence dogs are welcome to visit Hond Event free of charge.



Hond2019 will be held at:
Evenementenhal Gorinchem
Franklinweg 2
4207 HZ Gorinchem
The Netherlands