Trip to the Old Netherlands

Visit the Music part of it!


This is a tour to visit some parts of the Old Netherlands.
The Old Netherlands is also known as "The Low Lands" (in French, Pays-Bas).


First, we will go to Belgium, a lot of famous composers are from
Belgium used to be part of the Old Netherlands.
We will be visiting:
  • Ancienne Belgique
  • Cirque Royal
  • The Royal Conservatory of Brussels
  • Belgium Musical Instrument Museum
  • Koningn Elisabethzaal
  • Sainte Wandru Collegiate Church

Ancienne Belgique is a concert hall for contemporary music in Brussels, Belgium. Located in the historic heart of Brussels, it is one of the leading concert venues in Belgium, hosting a wide variety of international and local acts.

Cirque Royal is a concert hall in Brussels and is famous for holding modern music.

The Royal Conservatory of Brussels is a drama and music college in Brussels, Belgium. An academy for acting and the arts, it has been attended by the top actors and actresses in Belgium such as Josses De Pauw, Luk van Mello and Luk De Konink.

Belgium Musical Instrument Museum is a museum in Central Brussels, it is part of the royal museums for Art and History and internationally renowned for its collection of over 8000 instruments.

Koningn Elisabethzaal is a concert hall in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Sainte Wandru Collegiate Church is in Mons, Belgium. Mons is where Orlande de Lassus used to live and study. Orlande de Lassus is a famous composer from the Old Netherlands.


France used to be apart of The Old Netherlands as well.
These are some places we will be visiting:
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers
  • Palais Garnier
  • Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

Musée des Arts et Métiers is a museum in Paris that houses the collection of Conservatoire National des Art et Métiers which was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.

Palais Garnier is Paris's central opera house, built in the later Second Empire period.

Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral is Paris's 12th century ecclesiastical entrepiece on the Île de la Cité.

When rhythm was not invented people used to chant in these churches. Chanting is singing without rhythm, in other words, improvising.

The Netherlands

The next place we will visit is in The Netherlands.

Het Concertgbouw is a concert hall in Amsterdam. The term "concertgbouw" in Dutch literally translates to English as "concert building"
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