• we can welcome more visitors!

    Thanks to the lifting of some of the corona regulations in the Netherlands we are allowed to sell more tickets for our central festival day Sunday 31st October and we are now also selling tickets for three separate programmes on Saturday 30th of October.

    buy your tickets now
  • this is brainwash festival 2021

    We are back! On 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 (30 and 31 October) is an 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.

Our main festival day is now sold out, we will be announcing three separate tickets for the Saturday (30th of October) programme on September 18th. Keep an eye on our website, socials or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know.