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Festival Explore the North 2022: Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 oktober.

Below you can find the full program of Festival Explore the North 2022.

Program booklet:
Download the program booklet as a PDF here.
Browse the booklet through ISSUU here.

View or download the timetables of each day as PDF here.
Friday 14 October
Saturday 15 October
Sunday 16 October

Festival Explore the North is back

From Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October you can once again be wandering through Leeuwarden city centre during our Festival Weekend, enjoying an exciting programme packed with music, literature, science, theatre and stories on undiscovered sites. A month earlier than you’re used to, yet as always with a stimulating and remarkable programme. And that obviously also includes our De Stadskas – our stunning City Greenhouse, in which we together with our partners have created a free and divers programme for you. The glasshouse is located from 1 to 16 October right in our city centre, at the Hofplein. Listed below is our festival programme, both during the Festival Weekend as well as in De Stadskas.


Our Explore the North Festival is divided into two sections: the Festival Weekend part spread all over Leeuwarden city centre and De Stadskas (City Greenhouse) part at the Hofplein. There are also some additional festival events apart from the weekend and De Stadskas. So there’ll be a lot to enjoy in October! Have you already ordered your tickets?

1-16 October              De Stadskas
14, 15, 16 October      The Explore the North Festival Weekend



Festival Weekend
An Explore Everything ticket (€ 49.50) grants a free admission to the entire Festival Weekend (14, 15, 16 October).
Prefer enjoying our festival for just a single day? Day tickets are available (Friday or Sunday for € 22.50, Saturday for € 29.50).
After purchasing a ticket, you can exchange it during the Festival Weekend for a festival wristband at De Stadskas. This grants you admission to all festival locations.

Free admission to the programme in De Stadskas
The programme in De Stadskas is freely admissible from 1 to 16 October, even without a festival wristband.  Read all about De Stadskas as well as its programme here.

Buy your tickets here

Festival programme

Curious about our festival programme? We have already announced the first names. More are soon to follow.

Check the festival programme here

Reservations required for certain Festival programme events

For a number of intimate programme events there are limited seats or time segments available, such as our expeditions. This is why reservations are required. These programme events are freely admissible with a valid festival wristband. As soon as we have more info, we will let you know here!