[NEDERLANDS — Informatie over de Van Amsterdam Accordion Summer Course 2024]

The third edition of the Van Amsterdam Accordion Summer Course will once again be taking place in the former monastery Beukenhof, in Biezenmortel (the Netherlands) from 22-26 July 2024.

This week-long course is intended for enthusiastic accordionists from the age of 14 and up, and is intended for young pupils, conservatory students and graduates, as well as adult students. In some cases it is possible to make an exception by contacting the organisation.

This course gives you the time to finally dive deep into a piece of music, to talk about music and the accordion with like-minded people, and to meet new people and discover new music. In addition, there is a large area at Beukenhof where you can read, play football, or play table tennis. If you are interested you can also only attend the group lessons. Please contact us for more information.

We are very honored to welcome our guest teacher from Serbian, currently based in Estonia, Momir Novakovic. He is a frequent soloist and well-known chamber musician, teacher of the accordion at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and artistic director and co-founder of the Accordionfest Estonia festival.

In addition to host and teacher Vincent van Amsterdam, Jef De Haes from Belgium will also be joining the teaching staff. As a soloist, teacher at the  LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmens, and organizer, he inspires others to discover the richness of the accordion.

Participants will receive private lessons every day from Vincent van Amsterdam, Momir Novakovic and/or Jef De Haes, according to each participant’s playing level and needs.

In addition to private lessons, all participants will also receive group lessons. All participants are encouraged to attend the private lessons of others.

“During the Summer Course 2021, we were taught by both Vincent and Claudio Jacomucci. I have not been playing for very long (2 years as an amateur) but I learned a lot and the lessons were well tailored to my level.”

Vera de Jong

General Information

The fee for participation in the Summer Course 2024 is € 575, conservatory students and applicants under 25 years of age pay € 525. Prices include VAT. Included are the following:

  • Group and individual lessons every day
  • Full board: meals are cooked by the monastery Beukenhof and served as a buffet
  • Shared lodging (for an extra fee of € 149 a number of private bedrooms are available)

If you need an extra night due to travel schedule, please contact the organisation. Extra costs apply.
We expect that every participant has the proper travel and accident insurance.

Address: Beukenhof – Capucijnenstraat 44 – 5074PJ Biezenmortel

Download the flyer.

Download the Intake form.
For more information or questions, please contact us at: accordionweek@gmail.com


“We got daily masterclasses from both Vincent and Claudio. Both teachers gave very diverse and musical input, hugely enriching. After the intense masterclasses, there was opportunity for each accordionist to showcase his or her evolution at the final concert. It is nice to hear that in such a short space of time so much development can be shown to the audience.”

Lowie Vercammen