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As a major European capital, Amsterdam has a fantastic array of music venues and concert halls, from bars and clubs to massive arenas.
With legendary pop venues such as Paradiso and Melkweg, a wide variety of intimate clubs, and the bigger arenas like Ziggo Dome and AFAS Live, Amsterdam is extremely popular with music lovers who combine seeing their favourite bands with an international city trip. Whether you're looking for pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic or dance music, you'll feel at home at Amsterdam gigs.
Classical music fans in Amsterdam are served by world renowned concert halls like the Royal Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. The former opened in 1888 and the latter in 2005, reflected in their very different outward appearances, but both concert halls serve essential elements of Amsterdam's classical scene and guarantee memorable performances. Whether you're seeking popular classics or contemporary works, both of these venues present a variety of concerts almost every day of the year. Away from the bigger classical venues, take the opportunity to pop into Amsterdam's beautiful churches – many of which host frequent classical concerts. Find out more about Amsterdam's classical music scene.
While jazzists can't resist the top acoustics of Bimhuis and those who wanna feel the groove head to North Sea Jazz Club, there's plenty more jazz, blues and world music to be found in Amsterdam. Head out in search of renowned cafés and clubs where newbies and professionals gather to jam: think Tough Tenor (formerly Café Alto), Bourbon Street, Café Nol, etc. And don't forget that pop and classical venues frequently host big names in jazz and world music.Browse the listings below to learn more about Amsterdam's music venues and concert halls.