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Betweter Festival 2023

Betweter festival 29 september 2023 - TivoliVredenburg - Science | Experiments | Performance | Cinema

On 29 September 2023, the Betweter Festival is back at TivoliVredenburg. Together with scientists and artists, we will enlarge your world in times of narrowing horizons. We ask the questions that matter, feel the zeitgeist, and dream about the world of tomorrow. How much inequality can our society tolerate? Is the fear of artificial intelligence justified? And how resilient is nature? The University of Humanistic Studies will also contribute to the programme.

At the festival, expect a unique mix of talks, music, film, interactive installations and live scientific research. With, among others, writer Sander Schimmelpenninck, economist and philosopher Ingrid Robeyns, comedian Katinka Polderman, word artist Lev Avitan, computer scientist Jan Broersen, climate scientist Peter Kuipers Munneke and pianist Ralph van Raat. Plus: test how well you recognise a liar and experience how it feels to high-five with a non-human.


The Betweter Festival is organised by Utrecht University. The main partners are UMC Utrecht, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and Hogeschool Utrecht. Other partners include University of Humanistic Studies, TivoliVredenburg, SETUP, BNR and Centre for Unusual Collaborations. In 2023, the festival will be the opening event of Utrecht Science Week.

Check for all programme updates.

Location TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, Utrecht
Web site
Date 29-9-2023
Accessibility for the disabled Ja
Entry fees €17,50