Stichting Taptoe Delft

Tattoo (Taptoe) Delft is organized by Stichting Taptoe Delft. The Stichting (Foundation) was established in 1996 and has since provided all facets of Tattoo Delft. Stichting Taptoe Delft has always set itself the goal of offering a rapidly changing, innovative and special program.


The board of Stichting Taptoe Delft is responsible for policy, financial management, and internal and external communication.

The board takes care of the daily affairs concerning Stichting Taptoe Delft and looks after the performance of administrative decisions. The tasks are being distributed among the board members. The board exists of a maximum of 7 persons; the Executive Committee consists of the chairman, the secretary, and the paymaster. Projectmanagement is also a task of one of the boardmembers, who coordinates the lead of the several projectteams as well.

The boardmembers do not get paid for their work. De boardmembers are being nominated for a period of 4 years.

Meeting cycle

The board meets at least four times a year and as often as is considered desirable by the board. During the meeting policy always is the starting point to assess its progress. Besides this every boardmember can introduce meeting points.
The board and the Taptoe Committee meet as often as desirable.

Code of Conduct

Integrity, in the broadest sense of the word, is a high priority of the board. This means that contradictions between personal (financial) interests and the membership of board need to be avoided. This also applies for the members of the Taptoe Committee. The costs that individual boardmembers have, will not be paid by Stichting Taptoe Delft, unless the management has decided on beforehand that these costs can be invoiced.

Taptoe Delft Committee

The Taptoe Delft Committee implements the policy of the board and the organization of the tattoo. The committee is managed by 1 project leader and furthermore consists of working group leaders, these are individually responsible for the focus on:
– Team Programme
– Team PR & Communications
– Team Streetparade
– Team Technique
– Team Back Office
– Team Sales
– Team Catering
– Team Safety

The teamleaders perform the assigned duties within the delegated power given by the projectmanager. Periodically they report about their tasks to the projectmanager.

Advisory Committee

The advisory committee was founded in 2013 to provide feedback, inspiration, opinions, etcetera, form a different perspective, expertise or vision. The advisory committee is not a formal part of the organization. Every member of the advisory committee takes part in the meetings with the members of the board on a personal title. Opinions are not binding. In principle the board and the advisory committee meet twice a year.

Committee of Recommendation

Stichting Taptoe Delft has set some goals in the coarse of the years. In April 2012 the Stichting realized one of their goals by the installation a Committee of Recommendation.

In the Townhall of Delft, ten prominent people, who are well-known within society, agreed to associate their name to Taptoe Delft by taking place in the Committee of Recommendation. Herewith they confirm to agree with the policy and the goals of Stichting Taptoe Delft.

We are proud to introduce to you these people, in alphabetic order:
Mw J.M. van Bijsterveldt-Vliegenhart, Burgemeester van Delft
Dhr. E Hoogendijk, Ontdek Culinaire Nederland
Dhr. A.W.Th. Mulder, CEO Inventive ERP Software B.V.
Dhr. Bernd J.J.A. Schneider, Raad van commissarissen van International Innovation Company
Dhr. J. Smit, Commissaris van de Koning provincie Zuid-Holland
Dhr. Dr. J.M. Schröder, Voormalig President-directeur Martinair Holland
Dhr. E. Turabaz, Manager International Sales IKEA Systems B.V.
Dhr. D. Wiegman, Eigenaar Delft Business

What can you do?

Support Tattoo Delft!

Become one of our sponsors?

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Become one of our volunteers?

A lot needs to be done for organizing Tattoo Delft. Therefore we are always looking for new volunteers to join our team. Are you willing to give all the best you can for the best musical event of the Netherlands?

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Become a Friend of Tattoo Delft?

Do you embrace Tattoo Delft wholeheartedly? As “Friend of Tattoo Delft” you support us to maintain the quality of one of the best music events in the Netherlands.

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ANBI register
Stichting Taptoe Delft is a cultural institution that is recognized by the Dutch Tax Office. Donations to Stichting Friends of StichtingTaptoe Delft are tax deductable. This can raise to a profit for you of about 40% to 50%. Bceause of this recognition the Stichting is a so called ANBI institution. ANBI means a charitable aiming institutions. Next to this, all relevant information for our participation is mentioned in the ANBI register.
In 2010 Stichting Taptoe Delft joined the IATO, The International Association of Tattoo Organizers, an informal association of organizers of the most famous and prestigious International Tattoos. Every year organizers of a high cultural level gather to exchange experiences, to brainstorm and, last but not least, to get in contact with foreign bands and groups. An excellent opportunity to put not only Tattoo Delft, but especially to put the city of Delft world-wide on the map as city of Tattoo.
Policy & reports
Download the 2015 – 2018 policy plan here (PDF). This policy plan has been written for all stakeholders of Taptoe Delft and in particular for our (potential) donors and sponsors. At the same time, it is a framework within which the foundation will further shape its policy in the coming years. You can also find the financial reports of Stichting TaptoeDelft here.


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