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EBF 2016

European Bodypainting Festival

13. - 14. August 2016  

Keukenhof, Lisse / Netherlands


The European Bodypainting Awards in 2016 take place in Amsterdam!

From the 13th to the 14th of August 2016 the European Bodypainting Championships will take place in front of the magical Castle Keukenhof in Lisse, Amsterdam.

Imagine a beautiful castle in the center of an enchanted park, surrounded by florals and trees creating romantic pathways bursting with a magical atmosphere of color.


Photo: Impressions from the Castlefest 2015 // in the back the castle Keukenhof

A summer fairy tale comes to life filled with many creative people. “A meeting point of flowing creativity”

Not often do you have the opportunity to be so close to an artist and look over their shoulder as they create their magic. Many different artist’s from around Europe and other countries will unite and showcase their talents to the public as they paint and decorate their living canvases in specially prepared tents along the pathways surrounding the Castle Keukenhof followed by a spectacular presentation and stage show to the public.

Dirk Hartung Belinda Wurmitzer general 2016

Photo: Dirk Hartung // Artist: Belinda Wurmitzer // WBF 2015

The European Champions are awarded in different categories such as Brush & SpongeAirbrush, Special Effects and the eye catching night presentation of UV Colours.

Dirk Hartung UV general 2016 Tobias Oetzbrugger general 2016

Photo: left: Dirk Hartung // right: Tobias Ötzbrugger

Throughout the day while artists are busy at work, the stage holds a variety of musical programs, international bandsdjs and national musicians for spectators to enjoy bringing the European Bodypainting Festival into the focus of diehard music festival fans.

Holger Hass general 2016

Photo: Holger Hass

So that visitors can explore the art of bodypainting first hand, professional companies will be set up giving demonstrations and offering body paints and accessories for visitors to purchase or try on their own skin.

Also available to visitors will be the art marketfood & beverage vendors, kids action, street artists and many other fun activities.

T Spranger general 2016

Photo: Tobias Spranger

The Festival also offers opportunities to be an artistmodelphotographer and even a market vendor – there are many different offers and possibilities for everyone.

For those that would like to take part in the full festival experience can book one of the wonderful accommodations directly next to the festival area.

Details on all Ticket categories are availabe here soon.

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