Morgenland Festival Amsterdam

From 14 to 18 September 2016

After the successful pilot in the Bimhuis last year, we are happy to present the first edition of the festival. The 2016 edition presents an array of fabulous artists from across the world, including Alim Qasimov, Michel Godard, Kayhan Kalhor, Toumani Diabaté, Rima Khcheich, Jasser Hal Youssef, Ahmad Al Khatib, Meltem Halaceli, Rasha Abbas, Kinan Azmeh, Kevork Mourad, Tineke Postma, Bram van Sambeek, Tony Overwater and many more...

This year, we also introduce a contextualising programme for our public with literature, cinema, performance, debate and a student programme. The music programme on 15 and 16 September has been curated by Morgenland Festival Osnabrück

Below is an overview of all our events and a calendar. You can find detailed information about venues and ticket sales on each event's page (Programma & Tickets). 

Although most of the information published on this website is currently only available in Dutch, all events are accessible to non-Dutch speaking audiences, including:

We have also tried to link to external material in various languages, so you can discover the work of the artists we have invited. 


  • Bimhuis - Piet Heinkade 3, 1019 BR Amsterdam
  • Tolhuistuin - IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam
  • Splendor - Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX Amsterdam

Ticket sales

Ticket sales are done via the venues. You can access the link that directs you to ticket sales on each event page (programma & tickets). Detailed route to access the venues is also available on each event page. 

Calendar and Programme overview: 


Banner photo: Morgenland Festival Amsterdam 2015 ©Juri Hiensch