Rebellious thinkers

Brainwash Festival is a week full of daring ideas, unexpected encounters and engaging performances in the city centre of Amsterdam. A festival ticket gives you admission to over 80 talks, interviews, performances and lectures at more than 15 locations. Allow yourself to be inspired by the world’s most though-provoking speakers!

Since 2014, Brainwash Festival welcomed renowned speakers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jonathan Safran Foer, Richard Dawkins, Naomi Klein and Michael Sandel and many others. This year we have Kwame Anthony Appiah, Damiaan Denys, Niña Weijers, Helen Steward and Kenan Malik and many more lined up for you.