Dutch Musical Tours for Jazz & Blues
Book now for your place aboard in 2018
There’s a clear passion for jazz, blues and world music in Amsterdam where our music tours begin, as evidenced by the world-class international players that continually return to the city’s top quality jazz venues, cafés and concert halls.
We board our Boatel MPS by Bimhuis: Amsterdam’s legendary jazz venue
The Bimhaus was one of the first venues to put Amsterdam jazz firmly on the map as a leader in Europe. Its roots date back to the early ’70s, when local musos founded a new home for the local improv jazz scene in a former furniture salesroom. These days it shares a more bespoke performance space with the Muziekgebouw aan ‘tlJ, with a wood-panelled room that caters to an array of international jazz talents – always with outstanding acoustics and atmosphere.
The concept of this 5 day / 4-night Mini Tour Cruise (16 – 24 persons) is to offer a short break for bands. To have an opportunity to see the sights of Amsterdam, North and South Holland while cruising on our Boatel – MPS Holland. The trip offers a social break for a small band with partners or full band with the option to perform a concert, or two along the way.
This is a series of Dutch tours which is open to existing bands, small combos and scratch bands. We are also providing a residential jazz course with top flight tutors.
Contact us now to find out more, and come aboard for a fantastic musical experience!
April 5th 2018 (embark at 1.30pm) / April 9th (disembark 10.30am)
May 30th 2018 (embark at 1.30pm) / June 3rd (disembark 10.30am)
July 12th 2018 (embark at 1.30pm) / July 16th (disembark 10.30am)
Aug 24th 2018 (embark at 1.30pm) / Aug 28th (disembark at 10.30am)
In addition to the music…
During the tour you can visit the famous Bloemenmarkt, the world’s only floating flower market in the centre of Amsterdam and will discover the open air museum ‘Zaanse Schans’ with its beautiful windmills, traditional wooden houses, an old Dutch village, a cheese farm and a traditional wooden clog maker and enjoy guided bicycle tours and some city walks. Other highlights include the historic city of Haarlem, the Easter tour includes world famous flower park ‘Keukenhof’ near Lisse and the largest flower auction in the world at Aalsmeer.
Included in the tour is:
- 5 days/4 nights stay aboard ship
- Full board (breakfast + lunch + 3-courses dinner)
- Bicycle with gears and pannier
- Information package
- Tour leader
- Visit Flowerpark Keukenhof (Easter tour only)
- Visit cheesefarm
- Visit windmill
- Visit Flower auction Aalsmeer