• ticket sales have started!

    From June 12,  tickets for the main festival (Sunday 31 October) will be on sale.  There’ll be a limited number of tickets available, so don’t hesitate.

    order your tickets today!
  • this is brainwash festival 2021

    We are back! On 29, 30 and 31 October, we’ll take over the Leidseplein in Amsterdam with the most influential speakers, makers, scientists and philosophers. During our festival you will be exposed to the most exciting ideas, radical solutions and dangerous thoughts. Curious yet?

    read all about it here
  • this year's themes

    The world is more complex than ever. We want to offer you guidance and have set out five thematic routes: journeys through our programme that’ll help you to interpret today’s important questions.

    discover them here

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our guests

Who are today’s most inspiring and exciting philosophers, scientists, makers and writers? Brainwash Festival (29, 30 and 31 October) is a three-day explosion of thought, questions and ideas, with over 150 speakers and around 80 programmes.

It is looking to be an overwhelming line-up with guests from all around the world.