Frequently asked questions about donations and friendships

How can I support Holland Festival?
This page contains all the possibilities. Thank you for your consideration. We can really use your support.

I would like to support Holland Festival once; is that possible?
Yes, we are grateful for every donation. At the bottom of the homepage there is a donation button. This will let you make a one-time donation. It is also possible to transfer a donation personally; the information about how to do that can be found here.

Is my donation to Holland Festival deductible from my taxable income?
Yes, Holland Festival has a cultural ANBI* status. Therefore, gifts are deductible from the taxable income. Click here for more information.

* Public Benefit Organisation (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling)

I am a Friend and I can't log in, what should I do?
If you are experiencing problems with your account, please contact Marian van Wijngaarden via

Where will my donation go?
With your support we offer creators from all over the world a platform.

Thanks to your support, Holland Festival can create something special every year and we can bring shows to the Netherlands that otherwise would not be available here - shows that expand our worldview and create unforgettable experiences. These are world, European or Dutch premières. Think about Euphoria by Julian Rosefeldt (2022), the opera TIME (2021), composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, the Fremdkörper installation by Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot (2021), The Head & The Load by William Kentridge (2019), or aus LICHT van Karlheinz Stockhausen (2019).

How is it possible for tickets for Friends to be sold out, while regular tickets aren’t?
Every year, a percentage of the available seating is reserved for pre-sale for Friends of Holland Festival. The remaining seats will always be made available for regular visitors. Should you not be able to secure a ticket during pre-sales, there is always the possibility to secure one during the regular ticket sales. In this case, your Friend discount will still apply.

When will this year's Friends show take place?
This year's Friends show is Kein Licht on Sunday, 26 June, with a festive reception directly after. Friends of Holland Festival will receive an invitation for this via email.

I am a Friend and I want to alter my type of Friendship. How do I do that?
To do this, please contact Marian van Wijngaarden:
tel. 020 - 788 21 00

Can I also become a Friend during the festival?
It is possible to become a Friend throughout the entire year. The Friendship runs for one calendar year. Click here for more information.
I am considering including Holland Festival in my will. How do I do that?
You normally leave a legacy to the Stichting Vrienden van het Holland Festival (Friends of the Holland Festival Foundation). More information can be found here. Are you considering specifying a specific goal? Then please contact Mathilde Smit, Head of Development, or 020-7882118.