Stoppested Verden (‘Next stop: the World’) is a free international children’s festival primarily aimed at kids and youngsters, hosted yearly during the first weekend of June. Since its inception in 2008, it has become a place for everyone and seeks to inspire, stimulate and build bonds of knowledge and understanding between its visitors. Unlike many festivals aimed at children, there is no consumerist focus that pressures the visitors into buying things. The only thing sold at the festival is food – and this is sourced from all over the world, making it part of the experience.