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Canal Festival Amsterdam 2020


The magnificent ‘Grachtenfestival’ is the largest classical music festival in the Netherlands and is one of Amsterdam’s summer cultural highlights. The twinkling canals in the centre of Amsterdam form the perfect backdrop for performers of classic music who come from all over the world to perform either by the canal or on the water.



Return Channel crossing
Coach travel throughout
3 nights bed & breakfast
Visits to Amsterdam, Hoorn & Volendam
Optional canal evening cruise with a pizza or burger served on board (*additional £40 per person)

Please note: The Canal Festival will not be observed from the cruise as canals where the concerts take place will be closed.


Day 1 – After an early start, we travel to the Hotel NH Bussum Jan Tabak.

Day 2 – We visit the beautiful city of Hoorn to enjoy free time exploring the historic centre which is rich with quintessentially Dutch architecture. Tall slim houses are stacked alongside each other in a charmingly ad-hoc fashion. We then head to Volendam, Holland’s best-known fishing village, for the remainder of the day.

Day 3 – After a leisurely breakfast we travel to Amsterdam to experience the Canal Festival. Perhaps find a spot in a nearby café and watch in awe, as the concerts are performed on stages around the city and even on the water, where the musicians stand on pontons. Tonight, you can join us for an optional evening canal cruise. Enjoy gorgeous sightseeing in a state-of-the-art boat as we visit the most famous and beautiful attractions in Amsterdam before feasting on a delicious Black Angus beef burger or gourmet pizza. Along the way, there will be unlimited free drinks available*. (*soda, beer and wine only). 

Day 4 – We retrace our steps back home.

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
13 Aug 2020Canal Festival AmsterdamHotel NH Bussum Jan Tabak 4 days £299.00 Book Now