Grachtenfestival Amsterdam 2019
The Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival) in Amsterdam is a yearly event that takes place on the 9th of August, 2019. During ten days you can find classical and jazz music all over Amsterdam. More than 250 concerts are organized at surprising locations. Tours & Tickets is the festival's main sponsor for the third year in a row. By doing this we try to ensure that everybody in Amsterdam, from tourists to locals, can enjoy the festival.
Program of the Grachtenfestival 2019
This year the Grachtenfestival is as big as ever. The concert will take place at 90 different locations. From museums to boats and parks to churches. Every year the Grachtenfestival has a theme. This years theme is Schatten van vrouwen which means something like female treasures or amazing women. The theme was chosen to show the strength and skill of women and to celebrate that it is 100 years ago that women got voting rights in the Netherlands.
Raoul Steffani is artist in residence this year and he will realize a few concerts this year. He is in charge of Carmina Burana in Paradiso, the biggest concert of the Grachtenfestival ever. Other concerts include a new opera from director Lisenka Heijboer, a show called Metamorphosis of a Female Character about a character from a Tsjechov play and a jazz and tango performance by the Naos Quartet.
The development of young artists is very important to the organization. That is why many of the performers are still at the beginning of their promising careers. The Grachtenfestival gives the participants the freedom to pitch their own ideas and the best will even get their own concert in the beautiful Concertgebouw.
The perfect summer night
Attending a concert during the Grachtenfestival 2019 is the perfect ending to a summer night. Grab a drink and let yourself be carried away by the music. You can get your ticket here on our website for five different concerts. The other concerts are free or offered by the Grachtenfestival itself.