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53rd Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

09-10-11 June 2023 / LantarenVenster and Verhalenhuis Belvédère

Under the slogan There is a poem for that! the 53rd Poetry International Festival Rotterdam celebrates the boundless imagination of poetry. Poets have written poems on just about everything. Let their imagination enrich yours, participate in inspiring workshops, go on adventurous poetry tours, celebrate festive Poetry Nights and see: You can't think of anything or There is a poem for that! Don't miss out, get your tickets now!


Claudia Rankine (Jamaica/USA) - Ada Limón (USA) - Rachel Long 
(United Kingdom) - Signe Gjessing (Denmark) - Justin Perez (USA) 
- Ingmar Heytze (Netherlands) - Radosław Jurczak (Poland) - 
Simone Atangana Bekono (Netherlands) - Paul Tran (USA) - 
Laura Vazquez (France) - Ester Naomi Perquin (Netherlands) - 
Theophilus Kwek (Singapore) - Porsha Olayiwola (USA) - John Agard (UK) -
Farhad Showghi (Germany) - Ruth Lasters (Belgium) - Marco Pelliccioli (Italy)
Jan Lauwereyns (Belgium) - Danae Sioziou (Greece) - Laura Vazquez (Frankrijk) - 




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Visitor information

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

Ticket sale
Day tickets and weekend passe-partouts for the festival on June 9, 10 and 11 2023 can be purchased online. You will receive your order as e-ticket(s).
With a day ticket/passe-partout you can visit all festival programs in LantarenVenster, with the exception of workshops and poetry tours. For those, single tickets are sold through this website.  

Prices, discounts and service costs
Day tickets, Friday and Sunday: € 22,50, Saturday: € 29,50.
Passe–partouts: € 50 (Friday to Sunday)
50% discounts for RotterdamPas, CJP-pas and Studentscard
Prices do not include service costs of €1.50 per ticket. More

Visiting the festival
Upon arrival in LantarenVenster, you will receive a wristband at the festival desk upon showing your festival ticket, which will give access to halls 1, 5 and 6 of LantarenVenster. All programs and venues are free to enter and exit, but the following applies: full = full.
The program in the foyer of LantarenVenster is freely accessible and can also be visited without a festival ticket.

LantarenVenster: Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam- Wilhelminapier
Verhalenhuis Belvédère: Rechthuislaan 1, 3072 LB Rotterdam-Katendrecht

Both locations are easily accessible by public transport, car, bicycle, water taxi and on foot. Paid parking is possible in nearby parkings.

Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère