Bachtrack places the Frysian festival in the worldwide top 10 of classical outdoor festivals.
Bachtrack: "With an audience of 300 at the first edition in 2011, growing to 10,000 last year, the Oranjewoud Festival has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting festivals in Holland. The recipe for this success? An experimental programme that remains in adherence to tradition, and a unique location: the historic Oranjewoud park, the site of a summer residence used by the Dutch Royal family dating back to 1676. This is definitely the place to feel in harmony with nature: small meadows tucked among the woods with oaks and beeches growing in abundance and, at dawn, birds singing in their branches. It is a very popular event for locals who often feel that they need to travel south to Utrecht and Amsterdam to experience classical music. That being said, it is very well-connected, and a shuttle bus from the local train station will get you there in no time to enjoy its relaxed atmosphere."