June 3rd - 25th, 2017
The Holland Festival takes place yearly during the month of June, in the main and smaller venues of Amsterdam, and is the leading performing arts festival in the Netherlands. Founded in 1947 the festival annually presents exceptional work of international stature. Since 2005, artistic director Pierre Audi has taken the Holland Festival back to its roots: a mix of all the performance arts, a combination of big names and daring experiments, and always with a quality that the Dutch public cannot experience anywhere else.
The Holland Festival offers the public a “kaleidoscopic window on the world”. Music theatre and music are at the heart of the programme, with Western and non-Western art forms going hand in hand. Besides the performing arts (theatre, music theatre, dance, opera and music) there is plenty of room for the visual arts, literature and architecture. All aspects, colours and flavours of aesthetics are given attention and elbow room.