In the course of your life you from time to time answer questions relating to things that touch your deeply. Often you don’t even stop to think about it: you follow your heart. But there are moments when you start to consider these things more carefully. Making a will is just such a moment.

For many people it’s a beautiful idea to think of opera remaining a relevant art form for generations to come.  By including Dutch National Opera in your will, you can help insure the future of this valuable art form.  You may choose between making Dutch National Opera a beneficiary, or leaving Dutch National Opera a legacy.


You may name Dutch National Opera in your will as one of you beneficiaries, or your sole beneficiary.  That means that you give Dutch National Opera, together with your other beneficiaries, rights to your entire estate.  Your estate is then divided according to the wishes specified in your will amongst your beneficiaries.


You can also include Dutch National Opera in your will by leaving a fixed amount, a piece of real estate or even a valuable work of art to Dutch National Opera.

Exemption from inheritance tax

When you leave someone money, they have to pay inheritance tax. That’s not the case for money left to Dutch National Opera, because Dutch National Opera, as a Public Benefit Organization (or Dutch ANBI) is exempt from paying inheritance tax. Every euro of your contribution goes directly to support the company.  That’s why it's really worthwhile to take a moment right now to insure the continuation of your support for opera.

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If you have any further questions, or would like more information, please contact Roos Bernelot Moens at 020 551 8102 or via email: