Events and recreation

Helmond has a many-faceted cultural and sports life. Think about the theatres 't Speelhuis, the new Scalazaal and the Annatheater. Or go to the Cacaofabriek to see a movie, or a concert. At Berkendonk you can do all kinds of water sports, or go there in the summer for sunbathing and swimming.


Berkendonk is a public recreation area at the eastside of Helmond, which is free of charge. The western part is used for beach- and water activities like sunbathing, swimming, surfing and sailing.


The Dutch Cacaofabriek was a factory that made cacao powder and all kinds of chocolate products. It existed from 1894-1932. After a big renovation in 2014 it's been used as a cultural centre. Here you can enjoy good food, film and (musical) theatre.

City tours

Life in Helmond consists of more than just living and working. There are numerous opportunities for leisure and recreation as well.

Events and shopping

In Helmond there are lots of great events and shops. Just have a look! (Dutch site only)

Museum Helmond

At the two locations of Helmond Museum, adults and kids are always welcome to see, do and experience! Contemporary art can be found in the modern Boscotondohal. In the ancient castle you experience the story of the medieval castle and its inhabitants.

Theatre Speelhuis

Pleasedly housed in a former dome church, this stage is a place where creativity, relaxation and inspiration are self-evident daily.