The Netherlands celebrates Nationale Orgeldag on Sept 9

Do you want to learn more about pipe organs, but can’t wait for the ORGANS Knowledge Graph to be ready? On Nationale Orgeldag (National Organ Day), organs can be viewed, played and heard throughout the Netherlands.

7 September 2023

Do you want to learn more about pipe organs, but can’t wait for the ORGANS Knowledge Graph to be ready? On Nationale Orgeldag (National Organ Day), organs can be viewed, played and heard throughout the Netherlands.

National Organ Day 2023 will kick off in Delft on September 9 and the theme for this year is Levend Erfgoed: Als monumenten konden praten… (Living Heritage: if monuments could speak…). Central to National Organ Day is the pipe organ, the largest musical instrument played by a single person. In its craftsmanship and with its countless sound variations, it is a surprise to many what music an organist can conjure from this intriguing instrument. In the Polifonia pilot ORGANS, too, that very pipe organ takes center stage. All Dutch organs on display during National Organ Day and detailed information about the instruments will be included in a digital database that will be published online next spring.

Plan your visit
More information about the organs and activities on this special day can be found through this website, and their guide for activities in Delft. The National Organ day will be held simultaneously with Open Monumentendag (Open Monuments Day). Open Monuments Day, welcomes interested people to the most beautiful churches, monasteries, bell towers and non-religious heritage every year.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 101004746