Grachtenfestical musicians in hortus botanicus
Grachtenfestical musicians in hortus botanicus
Photo: © Wouter Zaalberg


Aug. 12, 2022 - Aug. 21, 2022, Amsterdam

The Grachtenfestival or Canal Festival has been one of the most wonderful cultural events in Amsterdam since 1998. And it is more than that – it is also one of the main annual events for young talents in classical music. It started out as a four-day event but has since evolved into a ten-day classical music marathon. Enjoy classical music, jazz and music from all over the world.

  • Visit this special festival on Amsterdam’s canals.
  • Enjoy performances by national and international top musicians.
  • The Junior Grachtenfestival is held especially for children.

Unique locations

Over the course of ten days more than 150 concerts are held on a range of stages, often very special ones. You can attend concerts in private homes and gardens and on roof terraces, in cruise ships and traditional rooms in canal houses, in tube tunnels and hotel suites. The best part is that the concerts have a low threshold and are very affordable (often free of charge).

Junior Grachtenfestival

Junior Grachtenfestival has a special program with concerts for and by children. Younger visitors will love the masterclasses, monument concerts, and toddler concerts. Junior Grachtenfestival is a great way to help children discover classical music.

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