Next Weesp Chamber Music Festival: 21-24 March 2019
The quartet is very excited to announce the following Weesp Chamber Music Festival will take place from March 21-24 2019. Situated just outside of Amsterdam, the Van Houtenkerk in Weesp in The Netherlands is a dream venue for our chamber music festival. Not only does it have wonderful acoustics suited to chamber music but it has recently been renovated for sole use as an events venue. It promises to be a fantastic weekend of music with many marvellous guest artists and fantastic repertoire. Weesp is a picturesque and quintessentially Dutch town with many lovely canals, restaurants and pubs. It is easily accessible from Schiphol airport and Amsterdam Central Station and we really hope you can join us next March for some wonderful chamber music.
WCMF March 21-24, 2019
La Belle Époque
Celebrating the rich treasure trove of music by French composers from the golden age of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, iconic masterpieces rub shoulders with exquisite rarities in this four-concert festival. International performing artists appear in multiple permutations from intimate solos and duos to glorious quintets and sextets. Join us for some of the most exhilarating, sensuous and ecstatic music ever written.
Elena Urioste – violin
Tom Poster – piano
Navarra String Quartet
soprano, tenor, clarinet TBC
Weesp Chamber Music Festival
Van Houtenkerk, Oudegracht 69, 1381 XX Weesp
Pictures from Weesp Chamber Music Festival 2014-2018
Optional: 3 hour cruise on canalboat “Watermelody”
Between 2 concerts on Sunday 8 March 12.30 – 15.30 PM:
The Watermelody was built in 1999 by Marque Narrow boats, in Eccelshall – The Avon to the design of the traditional painted English canal boats. Three hour cruise including soup, sandwiches / homemade cornbread, coffee, tea & milk. Festival price: EUR 32,50 per person (cruise incl. lunch, coffee, tea, milk). Other (alcoholic) drinks can be ordered and paid for on the canal boat. For reservation e-mail: email@example.com with subject: canalboat + number of persons before 1st March please. The canalboat cruise is only possible with a minimum of 15 persons / maximum 20 persons. Payment at time of booking (you will receive the information by e-mail for payment).
Walking Tour Weesp on Saturday 7 March
Discover Historical Weesp with a walk through the beautiful small city (1.5h). It will take you through the important and hidden spots in the old town. The tour goes along to the synagogue, the city hall, the old streets and the Fort at the Ossenmarkt and mills. Festival price: EUR 3,50 per person (min. 7 persons). For reservation e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the wooden houses and visit the working windmill at your own time and pace
Just a few minutes’ walk away from the Van Houtenkerk you can see these pretty wooden houses and then visit the working windmill (Saturdays open from 10.00 till 16.00, free entrance). The windmill was recently renovated and still mills wheat – see YouTube De Vriendschap. NB When you are in Weesp don’t forget to ask about the wooden houses (why are they not brick?) and check how many windmills there used to be in the town – something to do with the drink industry….)
Accommodation Hotel Hart van Weesp** 10% discount
Hotel “Hart van Weesp” is located in the historic city centre of Weesp, within easy reach of shops and restaurants. There is free Wi-Fi and free parking at the hotel.
Normal price double room: EUR 94 per room (excl. breakfast EUR 9,50 per person)
10% discount on the double/single room rate
Mail to: email@example.com quoting ‘Weesp Chamber Music Festival’
Tips for Bed & Breakfast: You can make your own booking at various bed & breakfasts in Weesp, a nice way to stay in the village.
Boerenhofstede De Overhorn: www.overhorn.nl.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; ’s-Gravelandseweg 50-51,1381 HK Weesp
Boerenhofstede is a renovated farm from 1886 situated in a tranquil countryside location next to the Vecht River. The summer house offers bed and breakfast rooms with English country-style décor. Please note that it is a little bit out of the centre.
Other tips for bed & breakfast and for reservations visit the site:
– B&B De Roskam Prinses Beatrixlaan 3c, 1381AG, Weesp
– B&B Mini Hotel Smal Weesp Zeeburgstraat 35, 1382BM, Weesp
– B&B Rederij Voor deWind (on boat) Ossenmarkt 17, 1381LV, Weesp
Suggestions for dinner
Restaurant “De Gelagkamer van Weesp”, Slijkstraat 12
http://www.degelagkamervanweesp.nl/ A weekly special 3-course menu with fresh ingredients from the local market. EUR 19,75 per person excl. drinks. Also A-la carte available.
Restaurant “t Weesperplein”, Slijkstraat 43
http://www.weesperplein.nl/ Special Festival menu, including a glass of prosecco per person (menu’s will be in church so you can have a look)
3- course: EUR 27,50 per person excl. drinks
2- course: EUR 22,50 per person excl. drinks
Also A-la-carte available
Restaurant “t Heertje”, Herengracht 22 http://www.eteninweesp.nl/ Nice restaurant with various options (meat, fish, salads), all meals with fresh ingredients, for lunch they also serve the typical Dutch pancakes.
Restaurant Meyers CuliCafe, Nieuwstad 84 (opposite of church) http://www.culicafe.nl/ Michelin BIB GOURMAND MENU (choice between fish or meat) 3- course: EUR 34,50 per person excl. drinks
Also A-la-carte available.
There are frequent direct trains to Weesp from Schiphol Airport (20 mins) and from Amsterdam Central Station (15 mins). The Van Houtenkerk is a 5 minute walk from the station.
Suggested B&B’s and hotels:
Address Van Houtenkerk: Oudegracht 69, 1381 XX Weesp