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Set in various venues in the historic center of The Hague, the festival will welcome 80 authors and musicians from all over the world to the 2021 edition. Events take place from 4-6 november.


Evening programme
Crossing Border is moving to the beautiful historic centre of The Hague with Korzo Theater as the main venue. Other locations at walking distance are: De Parochie van de H.H. Jacobus en Augustinus, Cremers downstairs, and De Lutherse Kerk.

Day programme
On the 6th of November wil be an extensive day programme in six locations in the Hofkwartier and Lange Voorhout area.
Venues are Onze AmbassadeThe Bookstor cafeStanza BookshopTheater Branoul, Theater Pepijn and BorderKitchen.

Special event
The Royal Theater is the location of the special day event with Colson Whitehead on the 5th of November.

To gain entrance to the festival you need a festival wristband. ​If you have a ticket for the Friday evening, Saturday evening or passe-partout, you can exchange your ticket for a wristband at the Nutshuis.

Everybody has to collect their ticket in person at the Nutshuis. You can’t collect wristbands for other people, as we need to do the Corona QR Check with everyone.

For the special events with Warren Ellis, Colson Whitehead and the day programmes Saturday 6 November, wristbands aren’t required. Ticket holders can go straight to the event location.

Ticketsales on festival days
If the event hasn’t sold out yet, tickets will be available for purchase on the Friday and Saturday evening. On festival days you can still purchase your tickets online.

Nutshuis: Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM Den Haag
Openingstijd: 17.00 - 22.00


This year we will start with an extensive day programme in addition to the evening programme. The day programme will take place on the 6th of November in ten locations in the centre of The Hague. On the programme page and in the artist bio you can see when an artist will be performing.

Evening programme

Warren Ellis
Date: Thursday 4 november
Time: 20.00 - 21.00
Location: Korzo Theater

Festivalprogramma on multiple stages
Dates: Friday and Saturday 5 and 6 November.
Time: 18.30 - 0.00
Locations: Korzo Theater, De Parochie van H.H. Jacobus en Augustinus, De Lutherse Kerk, Cremers downstairs.

NEW: Day programme

Various live programmes in central locations
Datum: 6 november
Tijd: 13.00 - 17.00
Locaties: Onze Ambassade, The Bookstor Cafe, Stanza Bookshop, Theater Branoul, Theater Pepijn en BorderKitchen.

Special event

Colson Whitehead
Date: 5 November
Time: 12.30 - 13.30
Location: The Royal Theater


At this moment in time, it is impossible to predict what the situation regarding Covid-19 and national corona measures will be in November. We are now anticipating a fully live festival with 75% of the audience capacity and a Corona Check. That means entrance is only possible if you can prove at the door that you have no corona infection. This can be done by showing a proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or an official test for entry and an ID. More information on: www.testenvoortoegang.nl. If a live event cannot take place because of new COVID-19 restrictions, or if you have been tested positive before the event, we pay back your ticket (incl. service costs) quickly and without hassle. It is possible that artists cancel their performance due to international travel restrictions or other corona regulations.


You can find a ticket overview on the ticket page.
On the 23rd of June, ticket sales will start. You can buy tickets for:

  • The event with Warren Ellis on the 4th of November (10€)
  • The evening programmes on the 5th and 6th of November (30€ a night) and a passepartout for both evenings (50€)
  • The separate events of the day programme on the 6th of November
  • The special event with Colson Whitehead on the 5th of November (10€)

Venues day programme and special events


The Royal Theater, Korte Voorhout 3


Onze Ambassade, Lange Voorhout 102


The Bookstor cafe, Noordeinde 39


Theater Branoul, Maliestraat 12


Stanza, Noordeinde 98


Theater PePijn, Nieuwe Schoolstraat 21-23


BorderKitchen, Kerkstraat 11

Venues evening programme


Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42


De Parochie vd H.H. Jacobus en Augustinus, Juffrouw Idastraat 7


Lutherse Kerk Den Haag, Lutherse Burgwal 7


Artwork by: Brecht Evens