Benelux

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The Benelux region offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and picturesque landscapes, making it an irresistible destination for traveling ensembles. From the charming cobblestone streets of Bruges to the iconic canals of Amsterdam, each locale provides a unique canvas for musical expression. Immerse yourself in the rich musical heritage of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, where renowned composers like Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin des Prez, and César Franck once walked. You can also customize your itinerary to include neighboring countries such as France and Germany for a truly unforgettable musical adventure.

Featured Sample Itineraries

Explore our diverse collection of sample itineraries for the Benelux region, featuring cultural wonders, scenic marvels, and captivating performance venues. Wander through Brussels’ historic streets and grace majestic concert halls, or discover Luxembourg’s tranquil villages, where historic churches provide enchanting settings for performances. Dive into Antwerp’s art scene and showcase your ensemble’s talents in wonderful venues. Unwind in the Ardennes’ serene beauty, where nature provides a stunning backdrop for musical expression. Fully customizable, these itineraries are designed to meet your group’s unique interests and preferences.

Belgian Beats and Treats

10 Days / 2 Brussels / 3 Bruges / 3 Luxembourg

Parisian Dreams & Dutch Nights

11 Days / 2 Paris / 3 Bayeux / 2 Bruges / 2 Amsterdam

From Haarlem to Paris

11 Days / 4 Haarlem / 4 Bruges / 1 Paris

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is famous for its picturesque canals, historic sites like the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum, vibrant neighborhoods, and diverse culture. Its bike-friendly streets and lively atmosphere make it a beloved destination for travelers seeking a perfect blend of history, art, and modern charm.

Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium’s artistic hub, is famed for its historic architecture and vibrant culture. Highlights include the Cathedral of Our Lady with works by Rubens, the picturesque Grote Markt, and the modern MAS Museum. As the world’s diamond capital, Antwerp combines rich history with a bustling fashion scene, making it an enchanting destination for travelers.

Bruges

Step into the enchanting medieval charm of Bruges, Belgium, where cobbled streets wind past centuries-old buildings and picturesque canals. Explore the city’s rich history and architecture, from the iconic Belfry of Bruges to the stunning medieval squares like Markt and Burg. Indulge in delicious Belgian chocolate and sample local brews at cozy pubs. Take a leisurely boat ride along the tranquil canals or admire the city’s beauty from the vantage point of the famous Rozenhoedkaai. With its fairy-tale atmosphere and timeless beauty, Bruges offers a truly magical experience in the heart of Europe.

Brussels

Explore the dynamic city of Brussels, where historic charm meets modern vibrancy. Admire the stunning Grand Place, indulge in Belgian delicacies, and marvel at the Art Nouveau architecture. With its diverse neighborhoods and cultural richness, Brussels offers an unforgettable European experience.

Featured Venues

In the Benelux region, you’ll find a wealth of venues that elevate musical performances to unforgettable heights. From the historic charm of Delft’s Oude Kerk to Amsterdam’s elegant Noorderkerk and the majestic Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent, each venue offers a unique ambiance and acoustics that enrich every note played. Whether it’s the centuries-old charm or the grandeur of cathedral settings, Benelux provides diverse options to showcase your ensemble’s talent.

Oude Kerk (Old Church)

Delft

The Oude Kerk in Delft, Netherlands, is a Gothic Protestant church known for its leaning brick tower, nicknamed Oude Jan or Scheve Jan. Founded in 1246, it underwent expansions, but the tower’s tilt, possibly due to unstable foundations, remains its most distinctive feature. Despite fires and the Protestant Reformation, it stands as a resilient symbol of Delft’s history, attracting visitors with its unique charm and stained-glass windows by Joep Nicolas.

Noorderkerk

Amsterdam

The Noorderkerk, located in Amsterdam, is a stunning example of Dutch Protestant architecture from the 17th century. Designed by Hendrick de Keyser, its octagonal shape and elegant tower stand out. Inside, visitors are captivated by its blend of Renaissance and Baroque features, including intricate woodwork and a magnificent organ. Beyond its religious role, the Noorderkerk serves as a vibrant cultural hub, hosting concerts and events that celebrate Amsterdam’s artistic heritage.

Saint Bavo’s Cathedral

Ghent

Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, also called Sint-Baafs Cathedral, is a stunning Gothic landmark in Ghent, Belgium. Built around 1274, it houses the famous Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers and serves as the seat of the Diocese of Ghent. Despite the iconoclastic events of the 16th century, the cathedral stands as a testament to Ghent’s rich cultural and religious history.

St. Bonifatius Church

Leeuwarden

St. Bonifatius Church in Leeuwarden, built in the late 19th century by architect P.J.H. Cuypers, endured a tower collapse in 1976 due to a hurricane but was meticulously restored. Music plays a vital role with two remarkable organs—the Adema-organ from 1899 and the grand Cavaillé-Coll organ—enhancing its spiritual and cultural ambiance.

St. Salvator’s Cathedral

Bruges

St. Salvator’s Cathedral, the oldest church in Bruges, dates back to the 10th century and was elevated to cathedral status in the 19th century. Renowned for its striking blend of architectural styles, the cathedral houses a wealth of art, including several notable paintings and a celebrated organ. As a concert venue, St. Salvator’s provides an awe-inspiring setting that enhances the musical experience with its historic grandeur and superb acoustics.

Belfry of Bruges

Bruges

The Belfry of Bruges is an iconic medieval bell tower that has been a central feature of the city since the 13th century. Originally built as a watchtower for the city’s halls and market, it has undergone numerous renovations and expansions, reflecting Bruges’ evolving civic life. Today, the Belfry stands not only as a testament to the city’s historical resilience but also as a cherished symbol of its cultural heritage.

Music Village Jazz Club

Brussels

Music Village Jazz Club, situated in the historic heart of Brussels next to the Grand Place, exudes the cozy charm of a speakeasy with an old-world ambiance. Established in 2000 by the late Paul Huygens and now managed by Lucie Saeys, this premier jazz venue is renowned for its intimate atmosphere, and hosts over 300 live jazz performances annually, drawing a diverse audience with its vibrant music scene.

St Paul’s Church (Antwerp)

Antwerp

St. Paul’s Church in Antwerp, a stunning example of Gothic and Baroque architecture, was originally built in the late 16th century. Known for its rich artistic heritage, the church houses an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and altarpieces by notable Flemish masters. Beyond its role as a place of worship, St. Paul’s Church is celebrated for its ‘Calvary’ garden—a unique outdoor extension with life-sized statues depicting biblical scenes, adding to its cultural and historical significance in Antwerp.

The Patronaat

Amsterdam

The Patronaat, situated in the vibrant neighborhood of De Pijp, was originally established in the early 20th century as a community center by the Catholic Church. Through the years, it has transformed into a dynamic cultural hub, hosting a wide range of events such as music concerts, theater productions, and community gatherings.

Cathedral of Our Lady (Antwerp)

Antwerp

The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp stands as a towering masterpiece of Gothic architecture, dominating the city’s skyline since its foundation stone was laid in the 14th century. It took over 150 years to complete, reflecting the ambitious scale and intricate craftsmanship of the era. Famous for housing several works by Peter Paul Rubens, the cathedral not only serves as a central place of worship but also as a significant cultural and historical monument, embodying the rich artistic heritage of Antwerp.

Keizersgrachtkerk (Dolerende Church)

Amsterdam

Keizersgrachtkerk, situated along the Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam, holds a prominent place in the city’s ecclesiastical history. Established in the 19th century as part of the Doleantie movement, a secession from the Dutch Reformed Church, this church has been a bastion of religious reform and expression. Its striking architecture and the historical significance of its founding make Keizersgrachtkerk a noteworthy landmark, reflecting the dynamic religious landscape of Amsterdam through the ages.

Heilige Magdalenakerk

Bruges

Heilige Magdalenakerk in Bruges is a captivating example of Gothic architecture, nestled within the city’s historic core. Originally built in the 13th century and later extensively restored, this church is renowned for its intricate stone work and elegant stained glass windows. It has served as a spiritual center for the community for centuries, playing a significant role in the religious and cultural life of Bruges. Today, Heilige Magdalenakerk remains a cherished landmark, embodying the city’s rich medieval heritage.

Ryelandtzaal Concert Hall

Bruges

Ryelandtzaal Concert Hall in Bruges, named after the esteemed Belgian composer Joseph Ryelandt, is steeped in musical heritage. Originally built as part of the St. Francis Convent in the early 20th century, it was transformed into a concert hall to honor Ryelandt’s contributions to classical music. Today, Ryelandtzaal stands as a prominent venue for chamber music, offering an intimate atmosphere that is perfect for both performers and audiences alike.

Groenplaats

Antwerp

Groenplaats, one of Antwerp’s most beloved public squares, has a rich history that dates back to the Middle Ages. Originally serving as the site of a cemetery adjacent to the Cathedral of Our Lady, it was transformed into a bustling market square in the 18th century. Today, Groenplaats remains a central hub of activity, surrounded by historic buildings and frequented by both locals and tourists. It offers a scenic view of the cathedral, and is an excellent option for impromptu performances.

Singelkerk

Amsterdam

Singelkerk, located along the picturesque Singel canal in Amsterdam, is a historic jewel originally built in the 17th century for the Mennonite community. Its modest exterior masks a beautifully adorned interior, reflecting the church’s rich heritage and importance to Amsterdam’s religious landscape. Over the centuries, Singelkerk has remained a vital cultural landmark, offering a tranquil retreat right in the heart of the city.