The Folkloristic Association Markelo, is one of the oldest folkloristic associations of The Nederlands. The occasion for raising the dancegroup was the birthday of Queen Wilhelmina on August 31,1932. The village Markelo received an invitation to perform on the birthday party on Palace The Loo in Apeldoorn. In the beginning the performances of the adults group were in Markelo and its direct surroudings. In 1950 there was the first performance outside of The Netherlands in Schwenningen (Germany). Later on different foreign trips followed and a lot of foreign groups came to Markelo. At the moment the association has about seventy enthusiastic members between thirty and seventy years.
We encourage young people up to 35 years of age to actively participate in research, protection and conservation of popular culture and heritage. Students (with legal Student-card) have a discount of 50% Youth members till the age of 35 have a discount of 50%