NOTE: The All-Day Singing has been cancelled due to the Corona virus epidemic
The Amsterdam Sacred Harp singers warmly invite you to the second All-Day Singing in Amsterdam! Sacred Harp is an a cappella community singing tradition that started in the 19th century in the United States. It’s loud, fun, and everyone can do it! We will sing from the 1991 Denson edition of the Sacred Harp; some loaner copies will be available.
Location Our venue will be Westerwijk, a building in 1920s Amsterdamse School style with nice acoustics, the same that we used last time. Address: Westerwijk, Admiraal de Ruijterweg 150, Amsterdam.
Programme Programme Friday (location TBA):
~20.00 Informal singing Programme Saturday (Westerwijk):
10:30 Singing school
13:15 Dinner on the grounds
14:30 More singing
There will be a dinner on the grounds (i.e., lunch); your culinary contribution is appreciated (but not necessary). Information on further activities will appear here and on our web site, as will information about accommodation. Note that King’s Day, our yearly national orange-themed street party, will be on the Monday after and some of us will probably go sing in a park then.
Accommodation We’ll do our best to arrange accommodation for visiting singers, contact us if you need this.
Transport The nearest railway station is Amsterdam Sloterdijk. From there, take tram 12 or bus 15. From the city centre, take tram 13 or 14 (and walk a little), or bus 18. The nearest metro station is Jan van Galenstraat, also served by tram 13 and 14. The name of the stop you need is Jan van Galenstraat (12, 14, 15, 18) or Admiraal de Ruijterweg (13). Plan your Dutch public transport trip using www.9292.nl.
Parking Parking in Amsterdam can be very expensive! Parking on the street in the relatively cheap area around Westerwijk costs € 2.40 per hour, € 14,40 for a day ticket (until 19h). You can park in P+R Bos en Lommer for € 12.00 per 24h, or for € 6.00 if you use the combination with a public transport ticket to the city centre (but be careful with the rules). All information can be found at this website, or this P+R page. A map with tariff zones and parkings. A map of the centre zone for the cheap P+R tickets.