Some fans of ballet would like to provide the company with more structural support without receiving anything in return. Every single euro of these donations goes directly to help Dutch National Ballet. You decide for yourself just how much and how often you’d like to give, and we arrange the rest.

One-time gift

Would you like to provide Dutch National Ballet some much-needed extra support?  You can do that by making a one-time gift. Under certain circumstances, such a one-time gifts may even be tax deductible.  The first €60 a year that you donate to a public benefit organisation may not be included in your tax deduction, but everything above that is eligible for the so-called charitable deduction. You can make use of this deduction if the donation (alone or in combination with donations to other institutions) is more than 1% of your total income. The maximum size of your donations may not exceed 10% of your annual income. The highest amount may be increased, for tax purposes, with an extra deduction of 25% for gifts made to cultural institutions through the new Dutch Gift and Inheritance Tax Act. You can also count your contribution to the Friends as a charitable donation.  

Example (based on a donation of €1.000)

  • Total joint income is €50.000, tax bracket 42%
  • You can deduct 125% of your donation = €1.250
  • The deduction minimum of 1% on total joint income = €500
  • Deductible amount is €1.250 - €500 = €750
  • The maximum size of deductions is 10% of your total joint income = €5.000, plus the extra deduction of 25% for your donation (€250) = €5.250

The donation falls within the minimum and the maximum allowable.  The donor has the benefit in this case of a tax advantage:
* The income is taxed at a rate of 42%. The tax return is 42% x €750 = €315
* A donation of €1.000 then costs you in total €1.000 - €315 = €685

You can find more information about the requirements and conditions on the website of the Dutch tax department.

Dutch tax department

Continuing donations

You can also show your support for Dutch National Ballet in a more structural way, with a regular quarterly or yearly donation.  Of course, the frequency and size of your donation is entirely up to you. For more information, please read the section under the heading fixed-term charitable gifts.


To make a one-time or continuing donation please fill out this form.  Or, please feel free to book your contribution directly into the account of the Foundation of Dutch National Ballet Fund, NL09ABNA0496619640. We thank you in advance for your generous support.
You can find more information about the fiscal advantages and requirements on the website of the Dutch Tax Department (Belastingdienst).

Dutch tax department

Or, for more assistance, please contact us directly contact.  

Fixed-term charitable donations

Would you like to give long-term support to Dutch National Ballet?  If you make your donation over at least a five-year period and sign a donation agreement to that effect, your gift will be completely deductible from your taxable income.

TTax advantages

  • You donate a fixed annual amount for a minimum of 5 consecutive years
  • The yearly amount is €250 or more
  • You sign a donation agreement for this fixed-term charitable gift  
  • This fixed-term charitable gift stops automatically in the event of your demise

With the schenkcalculator (the gift calculator ), you can easily work out for yourself just how much your donation costs and how much benefit you’ll receive: schenkcalculator

Donation agreement

All you need to do is send us a fully filled out donation agreement, together with a copy of your passport or driver’s license.  We’ll take care of the rest.  During the entire period of your fixed-term charitable gift, you will automatically enter the ranks of Golden Friends.

Or you can contact Nadja van Deursen
Manager of private fundraising
020 551 8218 /