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Crossing Border Festival 2021, from 04 to 06 November in The Hague

Crossing Border Festival

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WHERE: The Hague, Netherlands.
WHEN: from 04 – to 06 November 2021

Crossing Border Festival is one of the most important European events that combines international music and literature. For three days, from morning to evening, you can see around 80 artists and musicians from all over the world at work.

Giants of literature and emerging artists. Talented musicians from the pop and alternative scene. Workshop and activities. A program full of events not to be missed, in the center of The Hague. The Korzo Theater will be the main location of the event

More than 25 years have passed since the very first edition of the Crossing Bording Festival. After a brief interlude in Amsterdam, the Festival returned to its origins, obtaining its definitive consecration. Today, it fascinates visitors of all ages, from all over Europe.

Due to its peculiarities, the Festival is suitable for everyone, including families.
Crossing Borders Festival is also a good excuse to visit Holland and, above all, this splendid city, beautiful, refined, elegant …


Crossing Border Festival


The plane is the ideal solution to reach The Hague. Rotterdam International Airport is just over 20 kilometers away, well connected to the E metro line.

Location of the Crossing Border Festival will be the Kozo Theater, De Parochie van de H.H. Jacobus en Augustinus, Cremers downstairs, and De Lutherse Kerk. The offices are all central, not far from each other, and easily accessible on foot, by bike and by public transport.

Those arriving with their own car can use the excellent Hoornwijck car park and, with the P + R ticket, can reach the center by tram and return by midnight.


All Crossing Border Festival events are subject to a fee. The price varies depending on the date and time.

It starts on November 04 with Warren Ellis, from 20:00. Tickets on sale at €11.00. Friday 05, special event with Colson Whitehead at the Royal Theater, 12.30pm. Tickets at €11.00 per person.

Friday 05, the evening program includes performances by Lisa Weeda, Jesús Carrasco, Agustín Fernández Mallo, Eva van Manen, Hassan Blasim, Alejandro Zambra, Joost van Bellen, Maxime Garcia Diaz, Stephanie Phillips, Adrian Crowley, Sophie Hunger, Theon Cross, Me Rex, Cassandra Jenkins, Big Joanie, Joost van Bellen, James BKS, Olivia Wenzel, Stryder, Suehaylee, Guus van der Steen, Manu ft. Multibeat and Chibi Ichigo. The ticket to attend all the events of the evening costs €31.00 per person.

Saturday 06, the afternoon program will see Douglas Stuart, Maxim Osipov, Lies Gallez, Sholeh Rezazadeh, Helena Hoogenkamp, ​​Tamsin Calidas, Lale Gül en Tobi Lakmaker, Neusa Gomes, Levina van Winden, Edna Azulay and Amara van der Elst on stage. In this case, tickets for single shows are available at a cost of €6.00 per person.
In the evening, however, it will be up to Claire Keegan, Willy Vlautin, Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Sasja Filipenko, Richard Powers, Claire Vaye Watkins, Mohamedou Ould Salahi, Jamal Mahjoub, Froukje, CMAT, Stuart A. Staples (Tindersticks), Billie Marten, Ghostpoet, Anthony Joseph, Neue Grafik Ensemble, Anne Soldaat, Saša Stanišić, Annemarie Vlaming, Olivia Wenzel, Natasha Brown, Marta Barone, Jens Meijen, Pajtim Statovci, Auke Hulst, Benzokarim and Gershwin Bonevacia. Evening ticket to attend all the shows on sale at the price of €31.00.

By purchasing the PASSEPARTOUT you can attend all the evening events on the bill on 05 and 06 November. It costs €51.00 per person.


Sleeping in Holland, notoriously, can be quite expensive. The rule also applies to The Hague. Especially for those wishing to stay in the center.

Zeta Beds It offers rooms with shared bathroom, in the center. Excellent value for money. It is located in Grote Markt, in the lively center of The Hague, at 800 meters from Mauritshuis, and offers views of the city and a restaurant. There are also rooms with private toilets. In a rather lively area, with numerous bars. Info and reservations from here.

Hotel Room11 it’s a good alternative, always in a central position. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the gardens of the Palace of Noordeinde, and offers bright rooms, TV and free wifi.

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