On the saturday preceding the annual fair day (3rd wednesday in september) the Oldtimer day is organized. The oldtimers are positioned in a large section of Alphen’s town centre. Apart from oldtimers there are also old motorcycles, steam engines, etc. on show. All shops are open of course and there are many stalls, terraces and performances of various bands and dance groups. Adjacent to the oldtimers a street market is organized, covering the remainder of the city centre..
After the Concours d’Elegance and a short tour of the surroundings, the oldtimers will be at their designated spots as from 10:30 hrs in the Hooftstraat, in the centre of Alphen and along the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine). Viewing is possible up to 16:00 hrs and is free of charge. Besides old vehicles there will be also nice historic tugboats on show as well as old crafts and oldtimer fancy fair attractions for the kids. The oldtimer boats will be open for free trips on the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine).