On August 10, 2018, the 21st edition of the Canal Festival (Grachtenfestival in Dutch) in Amsterdam will start. Ten days in a row you can see concerts from young, talented, national and international musicians in and around the canals of Amsterdam. There are more than 200 musicians and ensembles on the program and they will let you enjoy the most beautiful classical pieces of music. The concerts have a high level of musicianship, but they are very approachable. This makes the Canal Festival a wonderful experience for all music lovers. Every year the festival asks the musicians to let a theme inspire them. This year the theme is ‘Closer to the music.’
The concerts take place in more than 90 different locations, inside and outside. These are traditional concert venues such as in a church or a theater, but also less common locations such as people's homes, in the A'DAM tower, on Lighthouse Island, in different hotels, and on a canal boat. This makes the program of the Canal Festival in Amsterdam unique and accessible. Every year more than 58,000 people visit the Canal Festival in Amsterdam, and this year a big turnout is expected. With more than 250 concerts, there is something for everyone.
Buy your tickets online
Tours & Tickets is the primary sponsor of the Canal Festival 2018. Together we make it possible that locals and people from outside Amsterdam get the chance to enjoy the most beautiful music during this annually returning festival in Amsterdam. Buy your tickets for one of the many concerts here online and enjoy the Canal Festival 2018. You don’t want to miss this!