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Street performers

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Are you a street performer? For instance do you want play music or draw peoples portaits in the streets? You usually need a permit or exemption as a street performer, street photographer, pavement artist, film operator or guide from the municipality you want to perform in. To perform in some municipalities a notification will suffice. Whether or not you need a permit often depends on:

  • the location you want to perform
  • with how many people
  • at what time
  • the amount of noise you will produce

Municipalities may designate areas where you are not allowed to perform at all.

Online application procedure via Message Box

You can apply for a dispensation for street performers also via Message Box. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

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