Don't miss some of the best jazz-related venues in the Netherlands and Belgium

Living in the Netherlands or Belgium? Or visiting from other countries? Here are some tips for jazz-related venues you need to visit!

North Sea Jazz Festival: A unique, established festival

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
One of the best Jazz festivals since 1976. I worked here for 22 consecutive years as a photographer. An incredible amount of great jazz and crossover music styles on 13 stages read more...

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Jazz Middelheim Festival: A high quality charming festival

Location: Antwerp, Belgium.
I must say this is the most charming and intimate jazz festival i have visited as a photographer. Four days of top quality jazz on one stage in a large open tent with a great ambience. Located in a park…read more...

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Lantaren Venster: A modern jazz concert hall

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
One of the newest and modern locations for jazz concerts. Great programming with big names in jazz. Also a place for art house movies. Very nice package. Website

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Bird: A very trendy jazz venue

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
A trendy location for live music from jazz to funk to electronica. Sort of an 'underground' but hip location underneath the old train line. You can also have a good meal in their restaurant. Website

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