Each year during the Autumn Break the international children’s art festival ‘De Betovering’ (The Enchantment) takes place in The Hague. From the 14th to the 23rd of October 2016, children between the ages of 2 and 12 years will be treated to some 400 performances and workshops at 50 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.



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. We label these activities NDR (No Dutch Required) in our general brochures and online information and there is additional information in English available for all NDR activities.



  • Many performances sell out quickly so you need to be fast with your booking.
  • Children should be accompanied by an adult (unless otherwise stated). Both child and guardian will require entry tickets.
  • The ticket of a show does not provide automatic access to an associated workshop. Please reserve separately for all workshops. In most cases, the workshops are for children (parents can pick up their children afterwards) so you will only need to reserve a place for the child(ren).
  • Please take note of the minimum age of a show or workshop. We don't allow access to children that are too young.
  • The ticket price for the majority of the performances and workshops is € 6.00.
  • Please take note that the clocks will be changed back one hour in the night between the 24th and 25th of October.


See our English Flyer 2015



Each September the full programme of the next festival is published on this website. If you want to 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 next new programme is online.



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