Holland Festival is renowned for its staggering creativity in theatre, music and dance. This June, Amsterdam once again kicks off the largest and longest-running multidisciplinary arts festival in the Netherlands.
Holland Festival Programme
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Holland Festival programme this year is as diverse and multi-faceted as ever, an impressive mix of concerts at the most celebrated music venues in Amsterdam, as well as free outdoor events.
Photo: Estelle Hanania, courtesy of Holland Festival
Holland Festival music and theatre performances
This year's associate artists are American-Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and Franco-Austrian theatre-maker Gisèle Vienne - standout artists with a wide range of interests, as evidenced by their collaborations with Hollywood directors, techno artists, visual artists and rock bands. During the festival, both their own work can be seen, work by makers with whom they feel a connection and performances that are thematically related to those of the associate artists.
Holland Festival events in the prime venues of Amsterdam
Ever since it began in 1947, Holland Festival has been the foremost performing arts festival in the Netherlands. The pre-eminent musicians, dancers, actors, conductors and directors and the reason for the world-class status of the festival.
The main locations also reflect the festival's renowned stature and include the Concertgebouw, the Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Amsterdam City Theatre (Stadsschouwburg), Muziekgebouw aan t' IJ, Westergas, the Rijksmuseum, Meervaart Theatre, OT31 and the Conservatorium of Amsterdam.
Attend the 2021 edition of Holland Festival
Check out the Holland Festival website for the most up-to-date information on tickets, programmes and artists.
Thumb photo: Bart Hess, Hollandse School, courtesy of Holland Festival