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  • 27 June 2016

    Successful Holland Festival tunes into the zeitgeist with topical programme

    The festival presented 45 productions and 105 performances in 23 days.
    It sold more than 86,000 tickets, a record breaking 85% of total capacity.

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  • 09 June 2016

    Guest Artists The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians Confirmed

    Africa Express today confirmed the guest artists for Africa Express presents… The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with Damon Albarn & Guests at June 22nd at Royal Theatre Carré in the Holland Festival.

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  • Extra performance Stella

    An extra performance of Stella by Neil Bartlett is added to the festival programm on 21 June at 10 p.m. Tickets are available now.

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  • 09 February 2016

    2016 Holland Festival Focuses on Europe

    On 4 June 2016, the 69th Holland Festival will open at the Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg with Peter Handke's Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinander wußten by the Hamburg Thalia Theater and Estonian directing duo Ene-Liis Semper and Tiit Ojasoo. This year's festival is themed around Europe, titled Edges of Europe.

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  • 24 June 2015

    Holland Festival 2015: Inviting a Broader Audience to World Class Art

    The Holland Festival closed on Tuesday June 23rd with a free screening of the opera Lulu by Alban Berg performed by the Dutch National Opera in Park Frankendael. In 25 days, the Festival presented 45 productions spread over 100 performances. In contrast to the special edition of 2014, the 2015 Festival was the usual size. It drew 69,000 visitors and venues were approximately 80% full. The big free events, House in Your House, All-Imitate-Act, The Book of Sand and Opera in the Park drew more than 239,000 visitors. The 68th edition was the first to be held under the artistic direction of Ruth Mackenzie.

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  • 08 April 2015

    Digital song cycle in Extra Programme Holland Festival 2015

    In addition to its main programme, the Holland Festival presents an ancillary programme which is more extensive and more varied than ever before. This Extra Programme will feature 63 events, most of which are free of charge. On 31 May the Holland Festival will launch Michel van der Aa's 'The Book of Sand', the first ever interactive song cycle, inspired by the stories of Jorge Luis Borges and exclusively available as an app or online. The cycle consists of three parallel film layers, which reveal alternative points of view and introduce new elements. Viewers can choose their own path through the story, which is performed by pop singer Kate Miller-Heidke.

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  • 27 January 2015

    Holland Festival 2015, Ruth Mackenzie's first festival programme

    On May 30 2015, the 68th Holland Festival opens in the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam with a Turkisch music programme Boğazı Geçen Şarkılar (Songs across the Bosporus), led by the Turkish folk ensemble Kardes Türküler with special guest the classically trained Turkish pop star Candan Erçetin.

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  • 24 September 2014

    Thonik to design new brand identity Holland Festival

    After an extensive selection process, the Holland Festival has chosen the design agency Thonik to develop the festival's new brand identity. Cherishing a rich history of brand design, the Holland Festival aims to maintain its tradition of being exceptional and unique in its communications with a new identity for the next ten years. Under the leadership of Nikki Gonnissen and Thomas Widdershoven, Thonik will also design the festival campaigns in the years to come.

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  • 28 June 2014

    Holland Festival 2014 edition closes with record ticket sales

    On 29 June, the performance of Calliope Tsoupaki's Oidípous will conclude Pierre Audi's ten year tenure as artistic director of the Holland Festival. This year was the 67th edition of the festival. Over the course of 29 days 56 productions with a total of 159 performances and concerts were presented. Ticket sales rocketed– more than 115,000 people visited the festival, a historic record.

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  • 23 May 2014

    Failure online booking

    Due to a failure in the server of, the ticketing partner of the Holland Festival, problems may arouse during online bookings. If so, we kindly request you to try it again later. You can book by phone as well: +31 (0)20 – 523 77 87 It’s uncertain at this moment when the problem will be solved. Apologies for the inconveniences.

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  • Holland Festival 2014, last edition under Pierre Audi

    Opening on 1 June 2014, the 67th Holland Festival will be the tenth and last edition under the artistic leadership of Pierre Audi. Audi will present a wide range of artists, ideas and preferences which he introduced and championed during these recent years.

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  • 08 October 2013

    Patrice Chéreau passed away

    Holland Festival recalls Patrice Chéreau.

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