Grachtenfestival, music at the canals!
This is a festival like no other! Named after the city's canals, the Grachtenfestival is an annual classical music event featuring performances in extraordinary locations throughout central Amsterdam, along the IJ River and in Amsterdam Noord. During the festival, Amsterdam grows at least 50 rare concert locations richer, from canal house salons to open-air locations along or on the city's waterways.
This year, the festival takes place from 12 to 21 August and is especially focused on new musical talent from all over the Netherlands as well as on taking visitors on a fun and informal musical journey of discovery around new locations. Each year, the festival programme is organised around a theme, with 'Dance' providing the theme for 2011.
Event starts August 12, 2011 @ 01:00 am and ends August 21, 2011