About the festival

Festival De Betovering 2023

During the autumn break from Friday 13th until Saturday 21st October 2023, the city of Hague will be enchanted again. Children up to 12 years can visit theatre or danceshows or try their hand in one of the numerous workshops. 


Best autumn holidaybreak of the Netherlands

De Betovering is a cultural festivity, where children are challenged, laugh themselves silly, are moved and surprised, sit on the edge of their seats, outdo themselves and become inspired. A place where their imaginations run free!

Check out the programme and enjoy the best national and international performances or get stuck into one of the fun workshops on offer in nearly every theatre, museum and library, and even in the streets of The Hague.


Hearing-impaired or non-Dutch-speaking

Our No Dutch Required programme offers performances that are visually entertaining and that are not so dependent on spoken word, like shows with a lot of dance or circus. These are suitable for children who speak a different language or are hearing-impaired. 


Accessible to all children

Is your child easily overwhelmed or do they have trouble processing stimuli? Attend one of our relax performances and use the low-stimuli zones.  Do you lack space financially? Ooievaarspas holders get a 50% discount, and some elements of the programme are free of charge. Many locations are accessible for children with a disability, offering disabled toilets, tactiles and guide-dog facilities.

Read more about the festival’s accessibility


Safe and according to the guidelines

In the arrangement of the audience in the auditorium, we take into account the applicable safety regulations. 


The participating stages and museums follow the guidelines and regulations of the government and RIVM. This means that hygiene and walking routes have been thought in and around the buildings, both for the public, cast and crew, so that they can welcome you in a safe and hospitable way. The elaboration of the rules differs per location. Take a look at their website in the near future: they may ask you not to come too early or you can temporarily only pay with pin.

The program is subject to change and depends on the state of health of the actors.