At the Watergate: the most musical city of the Netherlands
Sneek: the most musical city in Europe. No really, and not just during the famous Sneek Week. The city will be enchanted by music during At the Watergate, which takes place over the Ascension weekend of 2018. No fewer than six thousand young musicians give a thousand concerts on about thirty different stages. At the Watergate is Sneek and Europe at their best.
European Music Youth Festival
At the Watergate is the thirteenth edition of the European Youth Music Festival and we're sure that the participating countries will never forget Sneek. For those who love music and festivals, At the Watergate is guaranteed to be the ultimate place to explore and enjoy. But even if you wish to (re)discover Sneek, the festival is a 2018-must: the beautiful historic waterside town is ‘at its best' when packed with plenty of fun and activities.
Everyone is buzzing
After a spectacular opening event in front of the iconic Watergate, two days of free performances follow. From symphonic to chamber and choral music, to jazz, pop and rock. Students of music from 26 countries not only put on their very best show in the theatres, churches and schools of Sneek and the surrounding areas, but also on boats and in outdoor venues.