Poetry slam, art and dubThe music programme at Vurige Tongen features oodles of reggae and dub, plus everything from hip-hop to blues to classical. Still, poetry takes centre stage, in both Dutch and English. There are a range of stages and venues, including a circus tent with children’s performances. Dogs are not allowed, cars are permitted but discouraged for environmental reasons.
The famous artists’ colony of Ruigoord, originally an entire squatted village, is a 50-minute cycle ride from the centre of Amsterdam, and there is a regular bus service from Station Sloterdijk or the Marnixstraat bus station.
See the Ruigoord website (in Dutch) for details and the full programme .