The Freedom Book Fair aims to

contribute to widening the spaces for writers, thinkers, journalists, artists, activists, and citizens in those countries with an increasingly hostile and repressive environment towards freedom of expression.

This year’s theme is ‘Reclaiming Space’. Worldwide, freedom of expression is under severe pressure and in many countries it is completely absent. It has become a global trend to clamp down on minority opinions, human rights defenders and all those who dare to publicly criticize authorities. Come join us at the Freedom Book Fair to learn more about these issues and meet the heroes who keep defending our freedoms.

There will be various activities over the course of the three days, such as book presentations, a poetry night, movie screenings and panel discussions. The Book Fair is a place where writers, journalists, human rights activists, artists and civilians from all over the world can discuss, connect, debate, initiate dialogue, celebrate their work and raise awareness for their cause.

There is so much to do at the Freedom Book Fair! Actively engage yourself by:

  • Go to pannel discussions
  • See performances
  • Join workshops
  • Meet the freedom heroes
  • Watch documentaries
  • Read and buy books
  • Make new friends


May 2rd: 16:00 – 22:00

May 3rd: 13:00 – 22:00

May 4th: 13:00 – 22:00


We are happy to have the Freedom Book Fair at the Migratie Museum. We share the same vision when it comes to telling stories about people and sharing it with a wide audience. We do this from the conviction that personal and recognizable stories contribute to a society in which people understand each other better.

Hoge Zand 42
2512 EM Den Haag
+31 (0) 85 060 2470

Migratie Museum is approximately a 20-minute walk from Den Haag CS and Den Haag HS. Trams 2,3, 4 and 6 stop near the museum (Brouwersgracht stop).

The paid parking arrangement of The Hague applies in the vicinity of the museum. You can also park in Q-park Lutherse Burgwal