From Wednesday May 13th to Saturday May 16th 2020, STIDOC (Foundation for Textile Information and Documentation Center) is organizing for the 6th time the Textile Festival in Leiden.


The Textile Festival takes place in the unique historical city centre of Leiden. The Pieterskerk will be the festival ‘heart’ with more than 3500 m2 of exhibitions of the themed work of textile artists, top amateurs, and (inter) national students.

Five-yearly podium for textile art, textile techniques and experiments. Walk-in workshops and an Arts & Crafts and supplier market with a wide variety of handmade products and handicraft materials will be included in the festival programme.


During the festival, Leiden is all about textiles and textile art, in the Pieterskerk and along the Textile Route in the city centre of Leiden.

Want to join? You’re invited! As a visitor ofcourse but also as a participant in our (international) competition.


An international Textile art competition with the theme ‘Points of the compass’ is part of the Festival. The submissions to the juried competition will be displayed at the Pieterskerk. Here you’ll find all details:


Do you want to visit the Textielfestival in Leiden?

Later this year we will post more on locations, accommodation and other relevant information! You’re very welcome!