The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in the Nederlands Congres ge bouw in The Hague.
Perhaps the biggest jazz gathering in the world with over 20, 000 visitors a day and lots of big name acts.
North Sea Jazz is the largest indoor music festival in the world, known globally as the event where the past, present and future of jazz are featured within three days. Next to a firm base of jazz many genres will pass by, such as blues, soul, funk, hip hop, world, pop and much more. Next to enjoying top names from around the world, visitors get the chance to discover new favorite artists.