Showcase 2021


Dutch Showcase
Performing arts for young audiences
15-18 OCT 2020
Live performances in Amsterdam & The Hague
The Netherlands

Welcome back! It feels amazing to use these words with a fair amount of certainty. We have missed you, and we look forward to meeting you again in the near future. We strongly hope you have been coping during the past challenging and bizarre times. For now, it feels great to be writing the word INVITATION again.

We are delighted to invite you to a four-day showcase of exciting Dutch TYA, presented live at various venues in Amsterdam and The Hague. The showcase is organized in collaboration with the Performing Arts Fund NL. Please note that registration closes on October 5th. We are looking forward to meeting you!

On behalf of Assitej Netherlands,
Kees Blijleven, artistic director of Theatre De Krakeling
Suzanne Verboeket, director of Festival De Betovering
and Anja Krans, program manager at Performing Arts Fund NL

The Program

The Krakeling Festival in Amsterdam takes place from Fr 8th till Sun 17th of October.
Festival de Betovering in The Hague takes place from Fr. 15th till Sat. 26th of October.
Both festivals overlap one weekend and together they present a lovely LIVE four-day Dutch showcase programme with a wide variety of companies that are ready to go on tour internationally, from all parts of the Netherlands.

Fri. Oct 15th 2021 / Amsterdam – opening and registration at 16.00 hrs

  • Het Filiaal / De Dansers– “Hotel Hierwaardaar” 
  • Mundus Vult Decipi – Jonas in de Walvis
  • De Dansers – “Hold Your Horses” *

Sa. Oct 16th 2021 / Amsterdam

  • Bonte Hond – “Superslow” *
  • Toneelmakerij & Silbersee – “Hans en Griet”
  • HNTjong  – “Tori”
  • Het Houten Huis – “Ik eh… ik” *

Sun. Oct 17th 2021 / The Hague

  • Kwatta – “Blote Konten” *
  • Plan D – “Buurmans Keukenparade” *
  • Studio ExP – “Klimaatpiraat” *
  • Artemis & Het Zuidelijk Toneel – “Het eind van het begin van het einde”

Mon. Oct 18th 2021 / The Hague

  • Cézanne Tegelberg & Company – “Yuto en de boom” *
  • De Grote Haay & 2-ater Producties – “1, 2, 3, 4, poppetje van papier” *
  • De Stilte – “Do-re-mi-ka-do” *
  • Oorkaan & Cello Octet Amsterdam – “Cellokrijgers” *

* = language no problem

Get access with the Corona ticket

Our venues also require a Corona ticket for visitors aged 13 years and up. Corona ticket: the QR code on your phone in the CoronaCheck app proving that you have been vaccinated (>2 weeks), that you have recently had corona (<6 months), or that you have tested negative for corona (<24h). You can also make a printed version of your Corona ticket via Do not forget to bring a valid ID (for visitors aged 14 and up). Did you come to the Netherlands with a DCC (Digital Corona Certificat for EU travellers)? Then you can use the same QR-code to enter activities if your DCC is based on a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery. In case you need to get tested for entry, go to (choose English). A negative test result is valid for 24 hours.

Registration (until October 5th(!))

Interested in attending the showcase or having questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Accommodation in Amsterdam

In case you need accommodation in Amsterdam, we can recommend the following hotels, in walking distance of the Krakeling’s new location. 

Accommodation in The Hague

In case you need accommodation in The Hague, we can recommend the following hotels, all of which are within walking distance of the venues in the city centre: