The Hague has been home to Crossing Border since 1993.
This cultural festival is about music and language and exploring ways to bring them together.
It takes place in the heart of the city in a number of locations centered around the Grote Markt.
About Crossing Border
Crossing Border is an international literature and music event in the centre of the Hague, featuring over 100 artists.
There are well-known names and up-and-coming talent.
It covers a broad spectrum, from graphic novels and poetry to various musical genres.
BorderKitchen – your chance to meet the authors.
Border Sessions – your chance to see how emerging technologies shape society and meet the innovators behind these.
Wall of Fame
Crossing Border has become one of Europe’s most progressive literature and music festivals.
For more than 20 years, the festival has played host to names such as Stephen Fry, Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith, Placebo, Norman Mailer, Lou Reed, and Ian McEwan.
There was another extensive line-up in 2016, including PJ Harvey (who attended back in 2004) and Barry Hay from Golden Earring.
Places to stay and Hotel Tips
It has over 70 hotels to choose from, and you can find an overview here >>
The hotel with the best visitor reviews is the Hilton, a wonderful hotel in the city’s centre.
More about The Hague
While Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, The Hague is the seat of the Dutch Government.
It’s also home to the Royal Family.
There’s a lot to see and do in this beautiful city.
Talk a Royal walk and view the various palaces, as well as the Dutch Parliament buildings.
Don’t miss The Binnehof, the oldest part of the city.
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