Reading aloud at Kletskoppen Festival
Reading aloud at Kletskoppen Festival

Kletskoppen Kindertaalfestival

Sunday 18 February 2024, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

On Sunday 18 February 2024, it's party time at Bibliotheek Mariënburg. For the fifth time, the Kletskoppen Kindertaalfestival will take place here. All children aged 2 to 12 in Nijmegen and the surrounding area are invited to the birthday party.

During Kletskoppen, researchers from Radboud University and the Max Planck Institute celebrate language and multilingualism. At the festival, children aged 2 to 12 and their (grand)parents will learn in a playful way how language works. Besides all kinds of language games and experiments, there are several performances and workshops about language. For the first time this year, there is also a special programme for older children, aged 8 and up. The festival will take place from 09:30 to 16:30 and admission is free.

Learning Korean, Language Wheel of Fortune and much more

The festival will open with the performance WALvis, a musical, interactive show about the friendship between a whale and a child. In addition, Nijmegen singer-songwriter Collin Hoeve, world record holder in songwriting and known from The Voice, among others, will sing songs in different languages with the little ones. Furthermore, children can spin the Wheel of Fortune, learn to write like Rembrandt and play a game of 'Ren je rot!' There will also be performances by children's book authors Mark Haayema and Sanne Rooseboom and children will get to work themselves with theatre reading, programming or learning Ukrainian or Korean. The afternoon will end with a performance by musical theatre group Letter Belangrijk.


Kletskoppen is a collaboration between Radboud University, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Bibliotheek Gelderland Zuid. For more information, visit

Sunday 18 February 2024, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Contact information

Want to know more? Please get in touch:

  • Pim Franssen, project leader Kletskoppen, pim [at] (pim[at]kletskoppenfestival[dot]nl)
  • Sabine Bootsma, marketing and communication Faculty of Arts, via communicatie [at] (communicatie[at]let[dot]ru[dot]nl).