We proudly present the complete programme of the 25th edition of Over het IJ Festival. From the 14th until the 23rd of July you can enjoy more than 40 performances of up and coming as well as established artists on special in- and outdoor locations in Amsterdam-Noord, on the banks of the IJ and on the NDSM shipyard. The online ticket sales of separate performances, the festival wristband and the go-as-you-please passes have started.


The festival wristband is the way to discover the Over het IJ Festival. You can watch the theatre talents of tomorrow on talked about spots. For € 14,- ( € 15,- at the box office ) you’ll have unlimited access to the Sea Container Programme, the Nieuwe Makers (new creators) Programme and Het Atelier for ten days in a row. New in 2017 is the go-as-you-please pass. Early birds  pay only  € 85,- until the 30th  of June. Hereafter the go-as-you-please pass will cost € 115,-

Separate performances can also be booked directly online.

Performances on location

This year you can visit performances on location by BOT, De Hotshop -Cooler dan de Warme Winkel, SPACE, Theater Utrecht/Davey Pieters, Project Wildeman, Touki Delphine, MAN II CO, La Isla Bonita, KASSETT, Stichting Nieuwe Helden and Thabi Mooi. Anouke de Groot and Timen Jan Veenstra will present performances they have developed last year within the Wijkmakers project of the Over het IJ Festival.

Special edition Sea Container Programme

On account of our jubilee we ask well known theatre companies that have started their careers on the Over het IJ Festival to come up with the talents of tomorrow for the Sea Container Programme. This resulted in some unique cooperations of  FC Bergman, Schweigman&, Young Gangsters, Alexandra Broeder, BOG, Golden Palace, Berg&Bos, Dansmakers, Likeminds and Het Houten Huis.

Loads of new artists

More than ever we give a clear field for the theatre talents of today and tomorrow. Six new artists present short performances on the NDSM Shipyard. You can also do a route that travels past three performances of the young artists of Het Atelier. Finally, together with Grachtenfestival  we map out the musical theatre hike: De Vijfde Variaties along Kattenburg and Wittenburg.


Are you looking for a deepening of understanding? Then you can visit one of the Specials: guided walks along one or more performances, with a possibility to meet with and talk to the artists. This year special guests will accompany you across the NDSM-grounds, among whom Correspondent journalist Vera Mulder, writer Bas Kok, Denker des Vaderlands René ten Bos and writer, journalist and programme maker Chris Keulemans.

Festival Heart

The festival heart is more dazzling than ever in 2017. Together with café and restaurant Pllek we present an extensive programme with live music on the city-beach next to the theatre performances in the daytime and at night. Nighthawks can indulge themselves until the small hours during the club nights at the restaurant during weekends.

See you at #OHIJ17