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Practical information

Days, times & locations

Thursday, June 6, 2024
Opening program | 20.30-21.30h | location: Theater Zuidplein

Friday, June 7, 2024
Start workshops| 14.00h | Location Verhalenhuis Belvédère 
Film: 17.00h | Location LantarenVenster 
Main program | 18.30-23.45h | Locations: LantarenVenster (main venue) & Verhalenhuis Belvédère 

Saturday, June 8, 2024 
Start workshops | 12.00h | Location Verhalenhuis Belvédère 
Main program | 12.30h- 23.00h | Locations: LantarenVenster (main venue) & Verhalenhuis Belvédère 

Sunday, June 9, 2024 
Start workshops | 11.00h | Location Verhalenhuis Belvédère 
Main program | 12.30h- 19.15h | Locations: LantarenVenster (main venue) & Verhalenhuis Belvédère 

Accessibility Poetry International Festival

Below you will find an overview of the measures we have taken to ensure the accessibility of Poetry International Festival. Do you have tips or questions? Let us know via info@poetry.nl or +31 10 28 22 777.

Poetry Buddies 
Poetry Buddies are volunteers who are available for visitors with a support request. They are ready to help where needed, but will never provide assistance unasked. If you need help, you can recognize our Poetry Buddies by their special T-shirts. Feel free to go to them! Do you like to have a Poetry Buddy by your side during your visit, for example upon arrival, departure, or throughout your entire festival visit? Or do you need help, for example, to reach the festival location from the parking lot or metro station Wilhelminaplein? You can request the services of a Poetry Buddy in advance. Send an email to info@poetry.nl and we will match you!

Wheelchair accessibility main location LantarenVenster (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 
The main location of Poetry International Festival is fully wheelchair accessible. All festival rooms are accessible for visitors with a wheelchair. The entrance for room 1 is located on the ground floor, the elevator to reach room 5 and 6 is located in the corridor (on the water side) behind the wheelchair-friendly toilet.

In the rooms
In the rooms, three places are always reserved for wheelchairs. These places are located at the front of the room on the first row. To make your visit as pleasant as possible, it is best to email info@poetry.nl with the mention of the festival day you want to visit.

There are parking spaces for the disabled available for visitors coming by car. There are some parking spaces available on the Wilhelminapier for holders of a European disabled parking card: eight general parking spaces for the disabled on Otto Reuchlinweg, near Prinsendam (rear side of Nieuwe Luxor) and a general disabled parking space on Otto Reuchlinweg, near Westerdam.


Wheelchair accessibility location Verhalenhuis Belvédère (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Verhalenhuis Belvédère is well accessible for people who use a wheelchair or walker. The building has a lift and there is an adapted toilet available, equipped with supports and adapted sink.

Wheelchair accessibility location Theater Zuidplein (Thursday evening) 
There are wheelchair spaces available in the hall. Wheelchair spaces can be reserved by phone via the Theater Zuidplein box office: +31 (0)10 20 30 203. Disabled parking There are six parking spaces for the disabled at the Annie M.G. Schmidtplein, behind Zwemcentrum Rotterdam (Van Swietenlaan). Note: you need a disabled parking card for these places.

Visually impaired audience
We are happy to offer visually impaired people the opportunity to sit at the front. Are you bringing a guide or guide dog for the blind? This is allowed at all locations. To make your visit as pleasant as possible, it is best to email info@poetry.nl with the mention of the festival day you want to visit.

Deaf and hard of hearing audience 
We make the entire Sunday of the festival for and with deaf and hard of hearing audience. We work closely with deaf and hard of hearing advisors and programmers. On Sunday, you will see performances by the best deaf poets in the world, a sign language interpreter is present at every program and you order your drink at the bar of the Deaf Café.

We look forward to welcoming you and enjoying the beautiful world of poetry together!



Ticket sale
For questions about ticket sales and festival programming
E-mail: kaartverkoop@poetry.nl

Poetry International office
For general enquiries.
E-mail: info@poetry.nl
Phone: 010-28 22 777 (weekdays between 9:00 - 17:00)  

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Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Gefinancierd door de Europese Unie
Elise Mathilde Fonds
Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère