November in The Hague. Darkness, wind  and rain. An excellent time for soul searching and to feed your head with new ideas, stories and tunes.

Crossing Border is dedicated to invite some of the most compelling contemporary and alternative authors and musicians from all over the world, who share a passion for spoken word, lyrics and language. With one-off special performances where music and literature clash and collaborate on stage.

This year marks the 25th edition of the festival.


Michel Behre

director, programmer

Louis Behre


Tess van der Zwet

head marketing & communications

Alex Heuvink

marketing & communications

Sara Halbertsma

logistics & transport

Menno Buisman

technical production

Ilse Barendregt

project manager The Chronicles

Jorinde Lagendijk

production literature programme

Britt van de Loo

production literature programme
Past Highlights

Click here to go the the Crossing Border archive.