Next to the German border in the Dutch province of Gelderland lies ‘De Gelderse Poort’ (‘The Gate of Gelderland’), a natural landmark where three waterbodies meet: the Rhine, the Waal and the Pannerden Canal. As with many Dutch waterways, all three have riverbanks and that is the namesake of 3 Oever Festival (‘oever’ is the Dutch word for ‘riverbank’). The festival celebrates the region for both its natural and cultural value and takes place, naturally, in the third weekend of September. “We started 3 Oever Festival with three goals,” explains Servaas Beunk. “There’s the beauty of the region itself that we want to share with the rest of the world.”

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