Extravagant Passion stage show in Amsterdam's Bijlmer

This 8th edition of The Passion is a musical adaption of the well-known story of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It's taking place in Arena Park in Bijlmer and features a massive luminous cross as the performance's centrepiece – as well as a line-up of well-known Dutch celebrities and personalities. The spectacle will also be televised and typically draws huge crowds and thousands upon thousands of viewers.

An Amsterdam anniversary to remember

Coinciding with Bijlmer's 50-year anniversary, the event is one of the highlights of the celebrations. “Never before have we told the story of The Passion in a place with such a diverse population,” said Yvonne De Haan, the director of Dutch public broadcasting company KRO-NCRV. “The Passion 2018 stands for diversity and connection.”

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