Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2014Festivals / Amsterdam
September 04-14, Various times
A reaction to the Dutch Theatre Festival, the Amsterdam Fringe Festival returns to present the works of more than 80 theatre groups that work at the creative margins of the performance art world.
Fringe & avant-garde performance
Based on similar festivals seen in major cities such as Edinburgh, Adelaide and New York, the Amsterdam Fringe Festival is a welcome supplement to the Dutch Theatre Festival.
While the Dutch Theatre Festival tends to lean toward highlighting established theatre troupes and performances, the Fringe Festival looks to present more experimental, boundary breaking works and producers.
Unlike other festivals, Fringe works through an open registration policy, providing a platform for artists who may have otherwise been unable to showcase their work.
The festival is large: 80 theatre groups in 40 locations over the course of 11 days. Beneficial for English speakers is that approximately half of the performances are billed as "language no problem" meaning you won't have to rely on your Dutch to enjoy them.