▾ How does the festival handle COVID-19?

Corona measures
The team of the Delft Chamber Music Festival will do everything it can to organize a safe festival visit for our visitors, musicians and employees. We expect our visitors to also adhere to the guidelines in force at that time. This way we can enjoy a beautiful and safe festival together.

Additional government and RIVM corona measures
At the moment it seems that from the government and the RIVM, the cultural sector may be reasonably 'open' again at the end of July. We stick to the one and a half meter measure and therefore limit the number of seats in the concert hall. This means that we do NOT test for access, but do expect our audience to keep their distance from each other. For the time being, face masks are still mandatory from the government and the RIVM.

Limited capacity
The number of tickets we can sell is limited due to these measures. The capacity is determined on the basis of the 1.5 meter scheme.

Concerts and shows
The concerts have no intervals. A few days before the start of the concert or performance, all visitors will receive a service email with information about access controls, the time from which the concert locations will open and all other measures that apply at that time.

Festival site Oude Delft
We organize the festival site on the Oude Delft in such a way that it is safe for everyone to be there.

Refund tickets due to corona
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the festival or limit the number of visitors due to corona measures, we will fully refund the costs of the purchased tickets.

▾ How does the livestream work?

How does it work?
The concert will be livestreamed on the homepage of this festival. You do not need to buy a ticket: you can simply look at the specified date and time. Afterwards you can make a donation to the festival if you wish.

Can I also watch the concert on TV?
Yes, it is possible but depending on your equipment. You can watch TV if you have a smart TV or if you have chromecast or Apple TV.

The concert has already started. Can I still watch?
You can start watching any moment (it is not possible to watch the livestream afterwards).

▾ What do tickets cost?

Prices:
Tickets cost € 10, € 15, € 20, € 35 excluding transaction costs. Livestreams are free of charge. A gift would be appreciated.
In the Van der Mandelezaal you can buy single or double tickets. For example, you can buy 2 single tickets if you book for two people but do not want / are not allowed to sit next to each other. If you are from one household, you can buy a double (2 seats next to each other). If you cannot click one the 'single' or 'double' button, then these are sold out.

Discounts:
This year we introduce the 'stapelkorting'. If you buy ticket for 3 or more concerts in one reservation, you will receive 10% reduction on the normal ticketingprice of € 10, € 15, € 20 en € 35. 

The following discount passes are valid for some concerts. The entrance fees are then as follows:
€ 27,50 UIT Pas Den Haag 
€ 17,50 Delft / Rotterdam Pas 
€ 10,00 CJP / Student / Child

Unfortunately we cannot exchange tickets for different dates or concerts. We also do not grant a refund, unless there in a situation of 'force majeur' like a pandemic.  If you can not use your tickets, please give them to someone else.

▾ How do I book my tickets?

The concerts in the Van der Mandelezaal have been numbered. Because of COVID-19, the seats are set up per 1 or 2 at a distance of one and a half meters from other visitors. Unfortunately, you cannot choose your own seats: the system selects the best available seats for you. If you buy more than 2 tickets, you may not be seated next to each other. If you cannot click the choice of 1single  ticket, they are sold out.

The concerts in ArsenaalDelft are unplaced; these tickets are without a specific number or row. These tickets are also sold per 1 or 2 seats. If you cannot click the choice of 1 ticket, they are sold out. Before the start of the concert, you will be assigned a place by one of the employees. If you are with more than 2 people, we will try to put you together.

The concerts in the Oude Bibliotheek, the Rietveld Theater and the Paardenmarkt are unplaced; these tickets are without a specific number or row. Before the start of the concert you will be assigned a place by one of the employees.

Order online:
This year we are introducing the 'stack discount'. If you buy tickets for 3 or more concerts during one reservation, you will receive a 10% discount on the ticket price. The 'stack discount' is only valid for tickets with the full admission price of € 10, € 20 and € 35.

1. Go to the 'Tickets' page and click on the 'buy tickets' button next to the concert of your choice. Or go to the concert of your choice on the 'Programme' page and click on the 'buy tickets' button.
2. Choose the number of tickets. What you can enter differs per location. In the Van der Mandelezaal and the ArsenaalDelft, you can choose, for example, 2 separate tickets at 1.5 meters: then you order 2 times a single. You will then sit apart from each other. If you cannot click the choice of 1 ticket, they are sold out. For 2 chairs next to each other you choose 1x double. If you want 3 tickets, choose a single and a double. For the other locations, simply choose the desired number of tickets. You can buy a maximum of 10 tickets per concert online. If you want more, you can do so by calling the Nationale Theaterkassa.
3. Click NEXT. You will then see the text that the tickets have been added to your basket.
4. Click ADD MORE TICKETS if you want to order tickets for another concert. Then repeat steps 1 to 3. You can also delete concerts here by clicking on the "waste bin" and confirming this.
5. Or click NEXT if you want to checkout.
6. Then choose the way you want to pay and the delivery (print the tickets yourself or have them sent by post). Here you will also see the SUMMARY of what you are about to order.
7. Enter your email address. And click NEXT.
8. Enter your name and address details (not all courses are required). And click NEXT.
9. Click CONFIRM.
10. If you have ordered e-tickets, you will then see the DOWNLOAD TICKETS button. Click that button and save your tickets.
11. Check your mailbox: there you will find the confirmation of your order. This also contains the link to download your tickets (if you have ordered e-tickets). You can print your tickets or show them on your mobile phone at the entrance of the room.
Payment via the website is made via iDeal, credit card (extra costs), with a Podiumcadeaukaart or VVV-voucher.

Order by phone:
If you have a Dutch cell phone or you are in The Netherlands, the Nationale Theaterkassa can be reached by telephone on weekdays from 09:00 - 21:00 and during the weekend from 10:00 - 20:00 via 0900-9203 (€ 0.45 pm).
If you call from abroad or if you have a foreign cell phone, please call +31 88 123 24 24.
 
Up to July 16, 2021 tickets can be ordered by telephone, after that date only online and at the festival box office. By telephone order the booking costs amount to € 3.50. After the order has been placed, a link to iDeal with a request for payment will be sent via email. The order will not be final until the payment has been received within 5 days. The reservation expires after 5 days. After receipt of payment, the cards are sent by email. Specific (wheelchair) places and wishes can only be communicated by telephone.

Festival boxoffice:
The festival box office is located on the festival site at Oude Delft and opens an hour before the concerts. Payment is made in cash or with bankcard. Credit card payments are not possible here.

Sold out?
If a concert is sold out, sequence numbers will be handed out at the ticket office from one hour before the start of the event. These places will be sold on a serial number from a moment set by the cashier employee before the start of the concert.

Rotterdam / Delft card / UITpas card
The Delft Chamber Music Festival wants to make music accessible to the widest possible audience. That is why we cooperate with the Rotterdam / Delft card and UITpas card. Rotterdam / Delft card and UITpas holders make reservations through the festival website and are obliged to enter their card number during the reservation process and show their pass at the door.

Ticket sales for the Delft Chamber Music Festival are handled by the Nationale Theaterkassa. The cards are sent by e-mail and must be printed out to the concert or shown on your mobile device.

Unfortubately we cannot exchange tickets for different dates or concerts. We also do not grant a refund, unless in the situation of a pandemic. If you can not use your tickets, please give them to someone else.

▾ Prior to which concerts can I book a dinner?

There are no dinners in 2021.

▾ Which locations are there?

Most of the concerts take place in the Van der Mandelezaal at Museum Prinsenhof Delft (Oude Delft 185, Delft). But there are also concerts in the Rietveld Theater, ArsenaalDelft and De Oude Bibliotheek.

For an overview of the locations, go here.

▾ Less agile?

The Van der Mandelezaal at Museum Prinsenhof Delft is accessible for disabled visitors. But he toilet can only be reached via a short flight of stairs. Because of fire safety a maximum of 2 scooters or wheelchairs per concert is allowed.

Wheelchairs and places for the wheelchair guide can only be reserved by telephone at the Nationale Theater Kassa: 0900-9203. A number of wheelchair spaces are available at all locations. The Stoelendans Concerts and the Jong Talent Route are less suitable because of the many movements.

▾ How do I get to the festival by public transport?

If you arrive by train at the NS Station Delft Centrum, you reach the festival site at the Oude Delft 185, the Van der Mandelezaal, the Waalse Kerk and the Oude Kerk by foot. It takes an 8 minute walk.

If you go by tram: take line 1, direction Scheveningen Noorderstrand; Prinsenhof stop.
If you go by bus: take line 51, direction Den Haag; Prinsenhof stop. Or line 53, direction Rijswijk; Prinsenhof stop.

▾ How do I get there by car?

Delft is easily accessible by car. But please Therefore check the website: bereikbaardelft.nl 

We advise to park in the Prinsenhofgarage (which is the closest to the Van der Mandelezaal, the Phoenixgarage or the Marktgarage. Look for parking spaces on the website of parkingdelft.nl

▾ Can I (anonymously) support the festival financially?

We appreciate your wish to support the Delft Chamber Music Festival financially. With your donation you contribute to the festival's aim to pay musicians and employees according to the 'fair pay' code. You also enable the festival to continue the high level of the program. You can transfer your donation or donation to account: NL34 ABNA 0607 7479 19 t.n.v. Delft Chamber Music Festival foundation. The foundation has a cultural ANBI status. This means that a donation to the festival is deductible.

▾ Can I join the festival as a 'Dikke Vriend'

Around the festival a group of enthusiastic fans is active under the name 'Dikke Vrienden'. By means of a fiscally favorable donation they help the festival to maintain the high level and to present new special programs every year.

A few years ago the initiative was taken to ask private individuals to financially support the festival so that we can continue to program this festival at the level that you are used to from us. This has led to the formation of a group of 'Fat Friends'.

Most of them agree with the Foundation Initiative for Chamber Music (IVK) an agreement with a term of 5 years. IVK is a support foundation for DCMF and broadens the financial basis of the festival. Apart from the proceeds from ticket sales, the festival is dependent on subsidy, fund contributions and sponsorship. The money from IVK is used to make parts of the program possible where necessary. The extent to which this happens varies from year to year and depends on the financial results of DCMF. We want to use the contribution of these friends as much as possible for the festival and not spend on meetings for the friends. But still, Fat Friends get a personal, interesting and inspiring explanation from Liza Ferschtman in the spring during a meeting and they can book early. We also organize a separate meeting for the Fat Friends during the festival. Fat Friends, by the way, buy their tickets just like other visitors.

The IVK Foundation has the status of a 'cultural ANBI', and specific rules on tax deductibility apply. With the conclusion of such an agreement, it is achieved that, on the basis of the current tax rules, the contribution of € 500 per year for the income tax return may be increased by 25%. This means that this donation can be deducted for € 625, - without the application of a threshold and the result of this rule is that a donation of € 500, - gross, net costs € 175, - based on the tax band of 52%. There is a maximum attached to the deductibility of donations without a threshold, ie € 5.000, -. If one does not opt ​​for a 5-year contract, the gift may also be increased by 25%, but then the threshold system (donations above 1% of the threshold income) will apply.

For registration or questions you can contact business leader Jojanneke van de Weetering via j.vandeweetering@delftmusicfestival.nl

▾ How do I become a sponsor or partner?

To make the Delft Chamber Music Festival a great success every year, we also call on external partners and sponsors. For entrepreneurs, individuals and funds with a warm heart for art and culture, we have developed interesting modules to which you can connect. With your participation you show your commitment to put Delft on the map as a cultural and creative city. Your contribution ensures that the Delft Chamber Music Festival can maintain and enhance its high level and quality.
If you are interested, you can contact the festival director via the mail

Corporate support
The Delft Chamber Music Festival offers all kinds of possibilities to expand your network of contacts in a creative way, while at the same time strengthening knowledge and culture in Delft. The organization is also open to a substantive, strategic collaboration in which the Delft Chamber Music Festival can serve as a showcase or as a meeting place for your relations or employees. We would like to get in touch with you to discuss the possibilities.

If you would like to become a sponsor, you can contact the festival director via email.

The Delft Chamber Music Festival has since its foundation in 1997 grown into a world-class chamber music festival. Violinist and artistic director Liza Ferschtman invites every summer the absolute world top of classical music to play against the beautiful historic scenery of Delft and surroundings. The most special and unique programs are performed in a festive, summery and intimate setting.

The festival is internationally renowned for the high level of musicians, the enthusiasm of the performances and the unique approach to music without losing sight of tradition. The Delft Chamber Music Festival thanks its sponsors, partners, supporters and Fat Friends for their contributions.

ANBI:
The foundation Delft Chamber Music Festival has an ANBI status. That means that a donation to the festival is 125% deductible. Our support initiative Initiative for Chamber Music also has this status. Below you will find more information about these foundations.

Foundation Delft Chamber Music Festival

Chairman
Evert van den Bergh

Treasurer
Gwen van Berne

Secretary
Heidi Vandamme

General board members
Stan Paardekooper
Irene Duyn

The members of the board receive no compensation for their efforts. The management and other personnel are rewarded at the most in line with market conditions for their activities.

RSIN number 8046.48.499
Burgemeester Huydecoperweg 26
3615 AD Westbroek

Goal:
Organizing an international chamber music festival.

Main policy plan:
Further deepening of the festival. Expansion international network. Artistic deepening through collaborations and broader financial basis. Increase financial stability.
Here you can soon download our most recent annual accounts.

Foundation Initiative for Chamber Music

Chairman
Evert van den Bergh

Treasurer
Paul van Spaendonk

General board member
Irene Duyn

The members of the board receive no compensation for their efforts. The management and other personnel are rewarded at the most in line with market conditions for their activities.

RSIN number 8090.29.170
Mayor Huydecoperweg 26
3615 AD Westbroek

Goal:
Supporting the activities of the Delft Chamber Music Festival Foundation.

Main policy plan:
Assign special, new compositions for the Delft Chamber Music Festival. Supporting performances by Dutch classical top talent at the Delft Chamber Music Festival. Making special elements possible in the Delft Chamber Music Festival.
Here you can soon download our most recent annual accounts.