“I love Nederlands Dans Theater”, we often hear that from our audience and our donors. People who came into contact with the dance art of NDT long ago and grew up with the company. Or people who have just met and don’t hide their enthusiasm. Thanks to the affection of all those people, NDT has been able to grow into the company it is today.

Just over sixty years old, NDT has a strong focus on creative innovation, exchange and collaboration, with which the company highlights its ambition to connect and inspire people inside and outside the dance world. NDT believes that art helps people to understand each other better and opens the mind and heart to the unknown.

NDT therefore continuously invests in research and innovation, the development of new adventurous creations and the talent of dancers and emerging dance makers. And it stimulates the creativity of children and young people with special programs, giving them the opportunity to discover new skills and experience the dance art of NDT.

Why NDT?

A legacy to NDT gives you the unique opportunity to protect the future of the company you love so much. That it remains a voice for his art, artists, her audience and society, whatever the future holds. This will ensure that NDT, the company you cherish and that inspires you, continues to flourish. Together we can look for a destination that suits you.

Good to know

If you decide to bequeath to NDT, you can record this in a will. You can easily arrange this at the notary. You decide what is in your will and to whom you want to give: your partner, family, a dear friend and/or a good cause. The civil-law notary can advise you on this, and also draws up the final will. Of course, you can change your estate at any time.

Your gift will fully benefit NDT in The Netherlands a cultural institution does not have to pay inheritance tax.

NDT is one of the initiators of Nalaten aan Cultuur. A collaboration of cultural institutions in the Netherlands with the aim of drawing attention to leaving a gift to art in a will. To inspire people to think about bequeathing to art and culture. To inform and to help them make choices so that they can give meaning to their legacy.




“My first encounter with NDT was when the company was still a “toddler”, and I myself a little older and just started taking ballet lessons. There I sat in the theatre, face to face with that enormous physical expressiveness. Hit and sucked ‘into’ the stage, as it were. Every year – NDT did not perform more often in ‘my’ provincial town – there was the same fascination. Creativity, enthusiasm, body control and unbridled commitment, it all splashed. Never below par. I didn’t have the words for it then. But the experience was there.

In that respect nothing has changed all this time. The longing for artistic freedom and development from the very beginning has led to achievement after achievement and to the world-class company NDT is today. It goes on and on, and every year artistic medals are added to the list of achievements. And for my part, I am still captivated by yet another dansante trouvaille and by the expressive power of the dancers.

NDT: Sixty years old and still young at heart and body and mind. On to the 100, and beyond! We can all contribute to that. As a loyal audience, but also behind the scenes by a bequeath, leaving something behind for the future. Now, in the new social reality, this seems even more necessary than ever. I am thrilled to think that when that girl from back then is gone, NDT still grabs people by the throats with stories to be told and still touches and inspires with breathtaking performances.”

Marise Voskens is:

  • Chairman Supervisory board Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Chairman Supervisory board VPRO
  • Chairman Supervisory board Flamenco Biënnale
  • Former judge


Your legacy gift to NDT: an overview

STEP 1: make an inventory of your wishes

Questions that help you make an inventory of your wishes: Do you know who you would like to make an heir? Would you like to leave (part of) your money or assets to one or more good causes? How would you like to prepare your legacy? Through a legacy institution, a bequest, or a foundation in your name? A notary can give you advice (see step 3.)

Would you like to include NDT in your will and give your inheritance a specific function? You can make an appointment with us so that together, if you prefer, with the artistic director, you can select a specific objective.

STEP 2: appoint an executor

An executor makes sure that your will is carried out. For instance, you could make a good friend or a notary executor. If you do not appoint an executor, then your heirs are responsible for carrying out your will.

STEP 3: find a notary

You discuss your wishes and draw up your will together with a notary. The notary elaborates on any judicial matters, and you can ask him anything that is unclear. Subsequently, you will make a follow-up appointment where you will sign the will. If you do not have a notary, you can find a local notary on www.notaris.nl. You can call the notary-phone to ask general questions about inheriting and legacies: 0900 346 93 93 (available on weekdays from 9.00 to 14.00, € 0,25/minute.)

You can also easily take care of your will at www.nunotariaat.nl.

STEP 4: make it permanent

The notary will register the signed will in the Central Testimonies Register. This way, your will can be found and retrieved on your death. Should you wish to make any changes, you can always do so at a later date.

STEP 5: let NDT know

Please make sure to let us know if you have included NDT in your will so that we can thank you appropriately and keep you informed. To us, it is also very important to already involve you more with our company.


Do you have any questions or would you like to receive more information? Please contact us at nalaten@ndt.nl


For general questions about inheriting and donating, please contact the notary’s telephone: 0900 346 93 93 (available on working days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., € 0.25 p / m) or at www.notaris.nl

Information from NDT that a notary often asks for:

KVK THE HAGUE 411 50 184
ANBI / RSIN 002874416
VAT NR NL0028 74 416 B01
Bank / IBAN number: NL27 ABNA 0628 0833 19