During the Jazz in de Gracht Festival from 17 to 19 August, the audience can enjoy music performed by jazz artists who will pass by the canal quaysides in The Hague on characteristic, flat bottom boats.
From jazz to funk
The free Jazz in de Gracht Festival takes place on the beautiful Bierkade, Dunne Bierkade, Groenewegje and Veenkade as well as the Hooikade.
Jazz, in the broadest sense of the word, forms the basis of the festival and the music features jazz, blues, Gypsy jazz and Brazilian sounds. For the full programe go to the festival website.
Jazz in de Gracht is not just for the real jazz enthusiast but is also intended for a much broader audience.
Concerts by boat
What makes Jazz in de Gracht particularly special is that audience members can stay right where they are on dry land as the stages, and the artists, float by. As soon as a boat leaves from a stop, another one comes along to fill its spot. On all 3 days the canals will be swinging to jazz and other like-minded music.
The boats will stop at 6 ‘boat stops’ for 30-minute concerts on the Dunne Bierkade and Groenewegje. There will be 2 stages on the quayside of the Bierkade. There will also be 2 boat stops on the Hooikade and 1 stop on the Veenkade.