Classical music is becoming increasingly accessible, lively and down-to-earth, shaking off its elite, old-fashioned image. This has been the goal of Festival Classique for many years, creating the perfect event for all ages to enjoy classical concerts! In fact, Festival Classique has been dubbed the "Lowlands of classical music".
Festival Classique by the sea
"The Lowlands of classical music".
Festival Classique is a 10-day event with short concerts and performances taking place in unique locations.
In previous years, the festival has taken place throughout the centre of The Hague, but this year, Scheveningen hosts the renowned festival, following last year's 200-year anniversary of Scheveningen as a beach resort. The prime locations include the Kurhaus, Lourdeskerk, and on the beach, pier and boulevard in Scheveningen.
About Festival Classique
Ever since its first edition in 2006, Festival Classique has never ceased to surprise and delight all ages. Each concert is devised uniquely for the festival, making it a consistent and well-programmed event on the country's yearly musical calendar.
All performances maintain a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They do not take longer than one hour, there are no intermissions and many performances are introduced by presenters with a strong, personal connection to the story behind the concert.
Since Classical music sounds great everywhere, concerts can be performed in the open air or at unexpected locations like a McDonald’s, a coffee shop or, for instance, in the Gevangenpoort Museum.
Concerts and tickets
Keep yourself updated on the concerts at Festival Classique by keeping a close eye on the Festival Classique programme. Here you can purchase your tickets online by selecting the concert of your choice. There are various ticket combinations that include concerts combined with dinner, as well as special VIP tickets.
Photos: Robert Lagendijk