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Festivals

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It is impossible to give a comprehensive list of al the important music festivals in such a limited space; there are simply too many to mention. On the pop scene Lowlands, Pinkpop, Eurosonic and Noorderslag remain good markers. The Oerol festival on Terschelling combines nature with theatre, music, visual arts, installations and street theatre. Musicians in New York sometimes comment that the city is empty during the North Sea Jazz festival, which after a long history in The Hague has recently moved to Rotterdam. For classical music, the Holland Festival and the Gaudeamus Music Week, both in Amsterdam, and the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht remain important, although smaller towns and cities such as Delft and Kerkrade are also home to internationally renowned festivals of chamber music.