The summer theatre festival in Amsterdam also takes in music and art. Its centre is the NDSM shipyard and it spreads from there along the banks of the IJ river and in to Amsterdam-Noord. This year the young theatre-makers and more famous names taking part concentrate on the city of the future.
It includes the sea container programme which this year features a special international programme of theatre pieces made by young European theatre-makers in the period that the Netherlands is chairman of the European Union.
Head to the NDSM shipyard where guides will advise on which performances are suitable for non-Dutch speakers. NDSM shipyard,
Amsterdam, July 5 to 14.