From the 30th of July until the 5th of August, the fifth edition of the European Championship Sand Sculpting will be held in the seaside village Zandvoort aan Zee. Six renowned artists from six different European countries will each create an impressive sand sculpture. The main theme will be “Icons of Amsterdam”. Each contestant will interpret a sub theme in a sand sculpture, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Architecture from Amsterdam, the Concertgebouw and Concertgebouw Orchestre, the Free Spirit and Tolerance of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Zoo Artis
The sand sculptures can be visited free of charge until the end of October 2016
Apart from these 6 competing sculptures, an extra sculpture will be created, depicting art from various famous museums in the Netherlands.