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  • 02 April 2021

    Programme 2021 announced on 20 April

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  • Livestream world premiere May by Louis Andriessen

    On Saturday 5 December from 14:00 you can listen - and watch - live to the new work May by composer Louis Andriessen.

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  • Gisèle Vienne And
    Ryuichi Sakamoto Associate Artists For Holland Festival 2021

    The French-Austrian theatre director Gisèle Vienne (1976) and the Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952) have been appointed as associate artists for the Holland Festival in 2021.

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  • 24 June 2020

    In a time of fragmentation, Holland Festival 2020 connects makers and aucience

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  • 02 June 2020

    Holland Festival Online Programme 2.0-2.0

    From 11 through 21 June, the Holland Festival will present an online programme that adheres as much as possible to the core and essence of its original programming, now cancelled because of the crisis around the coronavirus. An alternative online programme has been put together in consultation with the artists from all over the world who were scheduled to perform in the 2020 festival.

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  • 20 May 2020


    In a conversation with various festival organisations on Monday May 18th 2020, King Willem-Alexander expressed his great appreciation for the festivals in the Netherlands.

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  • 07 May 2020

    Visit from Minister of Culture

    On the 6th of May the Dutch Minister of Culture Ingrid van Engelshoven visited the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw to talk with Joost Westerveld, the director of Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and Emily Ansenk, director of the Holland Festival, about the situation the cultural sector is currently facing.

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  • 22 April 2020


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  • 03 April 2020

    Update edition 2020

    What our global society is currently going through is without precedent. Everyone will be affected by the measures taken to contain the coronavirus. We are not closing our eyes to what is happening around us, are all too aware of the exceptional seriousness of the situation, and our hearts are with the victims and people currently living and working in difficult circumstances. The Holland Festival is also taking its responsibility to make every effort to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further. We are doing this with a step-by-step plan that we can alter from day to day.

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  • 24 March 2020

    Update Holland Festival 2020

    The Holland Festival is currently looking into the consequences of the corona pandemic for the 73rd edition set to take place from 4 through 28 June 2020. We are in daily contact with international and national companies, artists and suppliers. Together, we are looking at the feasibility of presenting the shows in Amsterdam this summer. Naturally, we are following the instructions from the Dutch government and the RIVM as well. It goes without saying that the safety of all involved as well as the audience comes first.

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  • Measures Concerning the Coronavirus

    The Holland Festival is in contact with the Dutch Government and Municipality of Amsterdam and is closely following the instructions from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Municipal Health Service (GGD). If necessary in time, the festival will follow these authorities’ instructions and possibly cancel one or more performances.

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  • 11 February 2020

    edition 2020: In pursuit of the we

    From 4 through 28 June 2020 Amsterdam will be abuzz with the 73rd edition of the Holland Festival. This year’s associate artist is Bill T. Jones. His productions at the festival include Deep Blue Sea, a reflection on the interaction between individual and group. Many more of this year’s performances will also be addressing issues of identity and connection.

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