Amsterdam is a city with a reputation for living on the fringe of the mainstream. Every year since 2006, the best avant-garde theater groups around the world highlight new drama with the Amsterdam Fringe Festival during... ... read more
Amsterdam is a city with a reputation for living on the fringe of the mainstream. Every year since 2006, the best avant-garde theater groups around the world highlight new drama with the Amsterdam Fringe Festival during the first week of September, at the same time as the mainstream Dutch Theatre Festival. With 88 national and international productions, the Amsterdam Fringe Festival presents challenging and inspiring works over the course of 10 days in 33 different theaters and tents in Amsterdam.
Whether its innovative theater, live performance art, dance, or musicals, there’s something for the fringe in everyone at the annual Amsterdam Fringe Festival. And there’s no need to brush up on your Dutch as about half of the shows are either in English or are subtitled. Though the festival attracts thousands of attendees, you won’t feel overcrowded at individual performances as each venue has a maximum capacity of 300.
Tickets to the Amsterdam Fringe Festival are about €6 for any performance under 30 minutes and about €10 for any performance over 30 minutes long. After the shows, enjoy all that the Amsterdam Fringe Festival has to offer with food, live bands, and 3D street artists at the Fringe LED Light District on the Leidsekade, a popular channel. The Fringe Tent at the Fringe LED Light District keeps food open until midnight and is the center of the festival with live DJs spinning until 1am.