fabulous location theatre productions, the Over het IJ Festival is one of
Amsterdam’s summertime events which is definitely worthy of a visit. Taking place over 11 days every July, the
festival is based within the city’s iconic NDSM shipyard, with extra
performances showcasing at various unique locations throughout Amsterdam.
as being one of Amsterdam’s most entertaining summer events, the Over het IJ Festival provides a unique insight into location based
theatrical productions and offers a high quality, entertaining atmosphere for
all who visit. With performances taking
place throughout the city, the festival’s main base is within Amsterdam’s NDSM
shipyard in the north of the city. This
former, historic shipyard was once the largest of its kind in Amsterdam,
nowadays the NDSM is brimming with art, culture and creativity, making it the
perfect setting for the festival.
a diverse range of performances, the Over het IJ Festival takes place annually
in July and incorporates around 25 different shows into an eleven day
event. Each performance is adapted to
the environment in which it is set, creating a new dimension to each
production. One of the most amazing
productions is the Sea Container Program, where theatre students from all over
the Netherlands come together to perform shows, recite poetry and act out short
plays from the inside of containers measuring no more than 5 metres in length.
addition to the array of fascinating shows and performances, the Over het IJ
Festival is also where you will find a vibrant music scene, with many great DJs
attending the event. At the centre of
the NDSM shipyard is the festival’s fabulous food court which serves food and
drink throughout the day. International
‘Light Bites’ can also be found upon the menu and are highly recommended by all
who sample them. Attracting locals and
tourists alike, the IJ festival is a sight not to be missed and entry to the
event is totally free of charge. More
information can be found on the official Over het IJ Festival website – www.overhetij.nl/en.