Grachten Festival

Grachten Festival is a Dutch translation for Canal Festival. Grachten festival is a music festival with classical music from young and talented music artists. This festival will be held in the centre of the city at different and special locations (all inside the canal belt of Amsterdam). With more than 200 music concerts this festival has more than 50,000 visitors.

The beautiful canals in all corners of Amsterdam are the perfect backdrop for classical music. The Canal Festival's concerts are performed on stages by or even on the water, as the musicians stand on pontoons and the audience listens from the canal side or from their own boats. Drawing in thousands of lovers of classical and contemporary music from all over the world, the ten-day festival is a highlight on Amsterdam’s cultural agenda

One of the highlights during the Grachtenfestival is the Prinsengracht Concert, taking place on the pontoon by the Pulitzer Hotel and drawing in huge crowds each year. The concert is free and it is broadcast live on Dutch TV.

For more information and the calendar click here.

Grachtenfestival - Yays Amsterdam

When: From the 11th until the 20th of August
Where Canals of Amsterdam


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