29 Aug

Jazz in de Gracht Festival

During the entertaining Jazz in de Gracht Festival from 29 to 31 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 and Groenewegje as well as the Veenkade.

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. This year's line-up will be available on 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 5 ‘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 1 boat stop on the Veenkade.

A plethora of different food trucks will be positioned along the canals selling culinary delicacies.

Sponsors needed

Jazz in de Gracht is only possible thanks to the participation by and donations from many companies and private individuals who support the festival.

More info

Live music will be performed from 14.00 to 23.00 hrs. on Thursday, 29 August, Friday, 30 August and Saturday, 31 August during the Jazz in de Gracht Festival.

Check the website of Jazz in de Gracht for more information and the complete schedule.