Over het IJ Festival
The Over het IJ Festival is the place to be for theatre, performance art and delicious food, inspired by the city of Amsterdam! This waterside July event, now in its 30th edition, honours Amsterdam's wharves, piers, iconic shipping containers and former docklands.
About the Over het IJ Festival
The Over het IJ Festival aims to illustrate the context of Amsterdam as a city and the themes that live within it through theatre on location, visual arts and interactive installations in public spaces.
The festival creates a cultural meeting place for theatre-makers, artists, visitors and city residents to explore and experiment with their urban environment. The location is the floating event space NDSM in North Amsterdam and expands through the district and shores of the IJ.
The locations along the IJ themselves form the inspiration for the artists who perform in situ, shaping their presentations to the immediate surroundings. Over the course of 10 days, established artists and performers stand side by side with new talents, creating a fascinating programme of dance, theatre and more.
Over het IJ Festival programme
A number of the many festival programme highlights can be enjoyed regardless of the language you speak. There will be many shows taking part in shipping containers. The festival specialises in location-specific performances and many of these one-off performances may surprise you. Keep an eye on the Over het IJ Festival website for the most up-to-date information on the festival programme.