The Netherlands Government creates the voucher program "Save your ticket, enjoy it later"

Type of institution
National Government
  • Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
    • Fundraising to provide assistance
  • Support for sectors of the cultural and creative industries
    • Stimulating demand
Type of measure
Emergency response
April 2020

Developed by several cultural organizations, with the support o  the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Authority for Consumers and Markets, the “Save your ticket, enjoy it later” ticketing system was launched in April 2020. Through this initiative, Dutch theatres,  concert  halls, music venues, event and sports organizers, museums and festivals jointly called on audiences to support the culture sector. When an event could not be moved to a later date or if the ticket buyer could no longer attend the event, he or she could receive a voucher, donate the ticket or request a refund. The voucher system was an immediate response to the lockdown.

(See Save your ticket, enjoy later)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Media Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts