frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about Holland Festival 2023 or ticket sales? The most frequently asked questions are listed below. If your question is not among them, please contact [email protected] 

When will the festival take place?
Holland Festival 2023 will take place from 1 June till 1 July.

Which Covid regulations will I need to adhere to during my visit?
All shows will be carried out, following the Covid regulations applicable at the time of the show. Prior to a visit to the festival, all visitors will receive an email listing the regulations applicable at the time of the visit. This service email containing instructions will be sent by the location where the show takes place, for example, the Muziekgebouw, Koninklijk Theater Carré, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Frascati, or Nationale Opera & Ballet. For other shows, Holland Festival itself will be the party to send a service email. This means that the content of these emails and the rules per show may vary from each other.

Where can I find information about the programme and the shows?
The full programme and information about the shows can be found here.

Which shows can I watch online?
The following shows will be streamed online for you to watch: will be announced soon. 

Can I watch the streams from abroad?
Almost all streams can be watched from all over the world.

Is there a charge to watch the streams?
Tickets need to purchased in order to watch the streams.

Where can I find information about prices and ticket sales?
All prices and information about the ticket sales can be found on the separate pages for the shows.
General information about ticket sales can be found here.

What will Holland Festival do if (part of) the festival cannot take place?
The programming was set up in such a way that all productions can also take place with smaller numbers of visitors. Should Holland Festival be forced to cancel shows due to changed circumstances or regulations as a consequence of the Covid pandemic, then every visitor will be given the choice to either exchange the purchased tickets for tickets to another show, receive a full reimbursement of the purchased amount, or to donate the purchased amount.

I have limited mobility and/or I am seated in a wheelchair. Can I visit Holland Festival?
Holland Festival wishes to be accessible for as many people as possible. The level of accessibility depends on the location where the show takes place. For more information you can visit this webpage or the website of the theatre providing the show. It is also possible to call the Holland Festival ticket line: +31 (0) 20 5237787

What is Holland Festival's goal?
Each year, in June, Holland Festival offers groundbreaking shows, produced by creators from all over the world and shares new developments in the performing arts. The festival schedules theatre, dance, music, musical theatre and opera, but also multidisciplinary forms and crossovers with visual art, digital art, photography and film. Since the establishment of the festival in 1947, its guiding principles have been artistic renewal, innovation and experimentation.

Who is the associate artists of 2023 and what is her function?
For the 2023 edition of Holland Festival, singer, composer and visual artist ANOHNI was appointed associate artists. Holland Festival has cooperated with one or two associate artist(s) each year, since 2019. In addition to their work, the festival also highlights themes that are of specific importance to these artists, as well as to related artists.

Will introductions be held this year?
In cooperation with De Groene Amsterdammer *, an introductory podcast was created for each show. These podcasts are available here. All podcasts are in Dutch.
* Independent weekly news magazine, published in Amsterdam


Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available for purchase online, via this website. It is possible to order tickets on each page belonging to a specific show. The programme schedule can be found here.

How do I purchase tickets for an online show?
Tickets for the streams can be purchased via the pages of the specific shows on this website.

Do I need an account to purchase tickets?
Yes. When you purchase a ticket for the first time, you will be asked to fill in your address information and register for an account. After creating an account, you will be able to use it again.
Do you wish to check if you already have an account? Please click on Forgot your password under I ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT

Can I also purchase tickets at the box office?
This depends on the location of the show. For opening hours of the box offices, please refer to the websites of the specific theatres. Box office purchases are not possible at Holland Festival locations that aren't located in one of the theatres.

Can I pay with a Podium Cadeaukaart?
Yes, you can. When you reach the payment method, choose ‘Podium Cadeaukaart’. A payment screen will open. Here you can fill in the card number and the safety code and click on 'continue'.

Will there be waiting lists for sold out shows?
If a show is sold out, a waiting list may be created. You can register for this list on the show's page. Should any seats become available, these will be offered via email, to the people on the waiting list.

I have not received any e-tickets, what should I do?
Questions about e-tickets that have not been received can be directed to [email protected]

What will happen with my tickets if the show gets cancelled?
You will receive a reimbursement of the purchased amount, or you may choose to have the purchased amount donated to the festival.

Where can I direct other questions about ticket sales?
Any questions about tickets sales can be directed to [email protected].

Where can I find the general terms and conditions?
The general terms and conditions for visiting the festival can be found here.