Each year during the Autumn Break the international children’s art festival ‘De Betovering’ (The Enchantment) takes place in The Hague. From the 17th till the 26th of October 2014, children between the ages of 2 and 12 years will be treated to some 350 performances and workshops at 48 different locations.



The most enchanting children’s performances of both Dutch and international origin, will be brought to The Hague for ten days of dazzling culture. Performances include theatre shows as well as dance, music and film. Professional artists will guide workshops where children can try their hand at dance, music, filmmaking, painting, fashion, theatre and much more. Festival De Betovering is the result of a unique cooperation between a number of cultural organisations in The Hague.



You can view the full festival programme (=  'programma' in Dutch) of 2014 on this website. A number of performances, the daily rolling programme in our Festival centre (indoors & outdoors), all the danceworkshops and most of the visual arts workshops are suitable for non Dutch-speaking children. Please take note of the NDR (No Dutch Required)-logos in the shape of small globes! The ticket price for the majority of the performances and workshops is €6.00. Many performances sell out quickly so you need to be fast with your booking.


Circus (theatre) shows

  • M2 - Cie Ea Eo (BE) - 7 years and up
  • De man die zijn knopen verloor (The man who lost his buttons) - Circ Panic (ES) - 4 years and up


Theatre shows

  • Papirus (Papyrus) - Xirriquiteula Teatre (ES) - 5 years and up
  • Adios - Houten Huis/Speeltheater Holland (NL) - 8 years and up
  • TUTU - Lichtbende (NL) - 4 years and up
  • Meer dan Beer (more than bear) - 3 years and up
  • Kish-Kush - Teatrodistinto (IT) - 4 years and up
  • Meneer Molsk (Mister Molsk)  -  Etienne Borgers (NL) -  5 years and up
  • Blok (Blocks) - Teater3 (SE) -  3 years and up


Dance shows

  • Rauw (Raw) - KabinetK (BE) - 8 years and up
  • HiHaHuttenBouwers (HehoHutBuilders) -  De Stilte (NL) - 2 years and up
  • Eiland (Island) - Danstheater Adentro - 6 years and up
  • Marmelade (Marmalade) -  Claire Parsons CO. - 2 years and up
  • Ondersteboven (upside Down) - Dansmakers (NL) - 2 years and up


Music (theatre) shows/ concerts

  • Rondje Wereldorkest (Around the World Orchestra) - Ensemble Residentie Orkest (NL) -  7 years and up
  • Koffieconcert? Limonadeconcert! (Lemonade Concert) - Koninklijk Conservatorium (NL) - 4 years and up


English show

  • Mavis Sparkle - M6 theatre Company (UK) - 5 years and up



In September 2015, the full programme of the next Enchantment will be published on this website. If you want to te be the first to know, feel free to leave your name and email address in the yellow box on the right side of this page and we will notify you per email when the 2015 programme is online.



There is so much more to be discovered in The Hague, check the websites and Tripadvisor.