De Vrolijkheid

De Vrolijkheid

De Vrolijkheid (the National Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness) is a network of professional artists and cultural organisers. We develop art projects in Dutch azc’s (Asylum Seeker Centres) together with children, youngsters, their parents and with many volunteers.

Dance, theatre, music, new media and visual arts are tools we use to shape stories. Cheerful spaces inspire to engage in new experiences and discover one’s talents.


By organising artistic experiences we invest in the development and empowerment of children, youngsters and their parents living in Dutch azc’s.


We believe our society ought to welcome young people living in Dutch azc’s and we want to set an example by working together on an equal footing. In that way we seek to improve the inclusion of young asylum seekers in our society.