Burning Man Netherlands

Burning Man Netherlands is an affiliate of Burning Man Project. The Burning Man Netherlands Community is a collection of people inspired by the Burning Man event in Nevada USA. We are guided by the Ten Principles of Burning Man and have come together to collaborate on art projects and events throughout the Netherlands and Europe. We see the Burning Man Netherlands community stretching throughout the whole region of the Netherlands and not necessarily stopping at these borders.

A Non-Profit Organization

The mission of Burning Man Netherlands is to facilitate and extend the culture that has issued from the Burning Man event into a larger world. This culture forms an integrated pattern of values, experience, and behavior: a coherent and widely applicable way of life.

Burning Man Netherlands will bring experiences to people in grand, awe-inspiring and joyful ways that lift the human spirit, address social problems and inspire a sense of culture, community and cultural engagement.

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Upcoming Events

Where the Sheep Sleep 2025

The Ten Principles

  • Radical Inclusion
  • Gifting
  • Decommodification
  • Radical Self Reliance
  • Radical Self Expression
  • Communal Effort
  • Civic Involvement
  • Leaving no Trace
  • Participation
  • Immediacy

Learn more about the Ten Principles

The Culture

“People come to Burning Man events from all over the world and say “why can’t my community be more like this? We say it can.”

Burning Man NL supports cultivating projects and activities across multiple disciplines. We provide infrastructural tools and frameworks to support our community in applying the Burning Man ethos.

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Burning Man Netherlands supports cultivating programs and activities across multiple disciplines. Burning Man NL provides infrastructural tools and frameworks to support our community in applying the ten Principles in four interconnected program areas: Arts, Culture, Civic Involvement and Education.

Being a 'Burner' is more than going to an event. It's a way of being in the world.

Projects and Initiatives

[Freespace] Caitwick

The [Freespace] movement is an experiment in what is possible when a community shares the gift of physical space.

Burning Pub

Regular social gathering, talks and storytelling. 

The Arts

Burning Man NL acts on the belief that community-driven, inclusive and interactive art is vital to a thriving culture.

Burning Man is not a festival. It’s a catalyst for creative culture in the world.