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Festival day tickets and, passe-partouts
Day tickets and weekend pass-partouts for the festival on June 10, 11 and 12 2022 can be purchased online. After ordering, you will receive your e-ticket(s) in your mailbox.

With a day ticket/pass-partout you can visit all festival programs in LantarenVenster and Verhalenhuis Belvédère, with the exception of workshops and poetry tours. For those, single tickets are sold on this website. 

The program in Verhalenhuis Belvédère is freely accessible and can also be visited without festival ticket.

Tickets for cinema program room 3
The film program in hall 3 of LantarenVenster can be visited with a day ticket or passe-partout. If you only want to visit a movie and don't want to see other programs in Hall 1 and 2 of LantarenVenster, then you can order a film ticket for this via the box office of LantarenVenster.

Tickets Workshops and Poetry Tours
For workshops and poetry tours, a separate ticket must be ordered. 

Ticket sale questions
For questions about buying tickets and problems with ordering, please email kaartverkoop@poetry.nl.

Prices, discounts and service costs

Regular prices

Day tickets festival: € 20.00 (Friday and Sunday), € 25.00 (Saturday).

Passe-partouts: € 50.00 (valid Friday to Sunday)

Tickets for workshops and poetry routes are not yet on sale. Keep an eye on the website.

Service costs
All prices mentioned are excluding € 1,- service costs per ticket.

Refunds or exchange
Unfortunately, you cannot return or exchange day tickets, passe-partouts and single tickets that you have already purchased.

Early birds receive a 25% early bird discount on day tickets and passe-partouts. Valid until 1 May 2022.

RotterdamPas holders and students receive 50% discount on day tickets and passe-partouts (1 discount card per pass holder).

CJP pass holders pay € 10.00 for a day ticket and € 25.00 for a passe-partout (1 discount card per pass holder).

Make sure you bring your Rotterdam Pass, CJP pass or student card to the festival and show it at the entrance.

Visiting the festival

Hall access
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, 2 and 3 of LantarenVenster. You are free to enter and exit all programs and venues, but the following applies: full = full. Drinks may be taken into the theatre.

The program in the halls of Verhalenhuis Belvédère is freely accessible and can also be visited without a festival ticket.

Opening hours
Friday June 10th : The first program starts at 19.00. The last program ends at 23.00. The afterparty ends at 02.00.

Saturday June 11th: the first program starts at 15.00. The last program ends at 23.00. The afterparty ends at 02.00.

Sunday June 12th: The first program starts at 14.00. The last program ends at 20.00.

Program information
Information about the programs, workshops, movies and poetry routes can be found hereThis information is regularly updated and supplemented. Keep an eye on the website or subscribe to the newsletter for the latest news.

Make your visit to the festival a nice city trip and combine it with an overnight stay in one of the many hotels within walking distance of LantarenVenster and Verhalenhuis Belvédère.    

Food and drinks
Drinks may be taken into the halls.
For dinner you can visit the restaurant in LantarenVenster or one of the surrounding restaurants. We advise to make a reservation in advance.

LantarenVenster offers a special menu: Pita vegetarian chicken, corn salsa, lettuce, red onion with harissa mayonnaise - € 12,50 pp
Available on Friday between 18:00 – 20:00 and on Saturday between 17:30 – 20:00.

Verhalenhuis Belvédère offers dinner in combination with a Poetry program: Nazmiye Oral meets Gonca Özmen (Friday, 19:00) and An evening with Sara Uribe (Saturday, 19:00).
Make a reservation for the meal (€ 15 p.p., excluding drinks) via this link (Gonca Özmen) and this link (Sara Uribe)

Disabled access information
LantarenVenster is accessible for people in wheelchairs or with other disabilities. The entrance for hall 1 and 2 is on the ground floor. Hall 3 (film program) can be reached via the lift. This is located in the corridor (on the water side) behind the disabled toilet.

Three places have been reserved in each LantarenVenster auditorium for wheelchairs, these places are located at the front of the auditorium on the first row. To make your visit as pleasant as possible, please send an e-mail to kaartverkoop@poetry.nl, stating the date, time and programs you would like to attend. LantarenVenster has a wheelchair available. If you would like to make use of this, please contact us via kaartverkoop@poetry.nl,  stating the date and time of your visit.

Deaf and hard of hearing people
For people with hearing disabilities, a sign language interpreter is available for a number of programs. More information will follow soon. If you have any questions in advance, please send an e-mail to kaartverkoop@poetry.nl.

COVID-19 precautions
All programs, workshops and routes take place within the current corona prevention rules. Everyone visiting the festival will receive an e-mail in advance with all the information about their visit.


The venues 

Otto Reuchlinweg 996
3072 MD Rotterdam- Wilhelminapier

Verhalenhuis Belvédère
Rechthuislaan 1
3072 LB Rotterdam-Katendrecht

Route information
Both locations are easily accessible by public transport, car, bicycle, water taxi and by foot.

Paid parking is available in car parks and garages nearby. For more information we refer you to the website of the venues:

Route-info and parking LantarenVenster 
Route info and parking Verhalenhuis Belvédère 


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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Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère