The festival Jazz in de Gracht (literally Jazz in the Canal) is held annually in the picturesque canals of the city of The Hague and is an experience that few countries offer. This free event creates a unique atmosphere and is a way to truly enjoy this beautiful city and all the talent that is hidden within. The artists will pass by the canal quaysides in The Hague on characteristic, flat bottom boats. As soon as a boat leaves from a stop, another one comes along to fill its spot. The canals will be swinging to jazz and other like-minded music.
Despite the name of the festival it does not only revolve around jazz music. Styles such as blues and other musical influences also have a place at this event.
Days like these come in few and are special in many ways. Residents in the area open their balcony doors to enjoy the music, and others gather along side the canals to soak up the good vibrations that spread throughout the city.
Festival Jazz in de Gracht takes place around the (Dunne) Bierkade and Groenewegje, Veenkade and Hooikade in the city centre of The Hague.