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Concert halls & music venues

As a major European capital, Amsterdam has a fantastic array of music venues and concert halls, from bars and clubs to massive arenas.

Pop & rock music venues in Amsterdam

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 concert halls & churches

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.

Jazz, blues & world music

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.

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Bourbon Street Blues Club

Leidsekruisstraat 6-8
1017 RH AMSTERDAM
Wasn’t it Lou Reed who said: “You can’t beat two guitars, a bass and drums?” If the warm simplicity of a cool blues band moves yo...

P60

Stadsplein 100
1181 ZM AMSTELVEEN
This club and live music venue in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam, specialises in hosting smaller touring bands and acts as well as up-...

Het Concertgemaal

Landsmeerderdijk 213
1035 PV AMSTERDAM
Have a night of culture and classical music at Het Concertgemaal, a concert hall where musicians and music-lovers can mingle.

AFAS Live

Arena boulevard 590
1101 DS AMSTERDAM
The AFAS Live (formerly known as the Heineken Music Hall) is a renowned multi-functional concert hall for pop concerts, dance part...

Northsea Venue

Hemkade 48
1506 PS ZAANDAM
The historical, industrial atmosphere of the former factory hall, combined with the magnificent location on the North-Sea channel ...

NedPhO-Koepel

Batjanstraat 3
1094 RC AMSTERDAM
In the Indische Buurt lies the NedPhO-Koepel. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra/Netherlands Chamber Orchestra rehearses here ...

Oosterbar

Mauritskade 57
1092 AD AMSTERDAM
Globally recognised as the hip alternative to a hotel, Generator hostel is the accommodation of choice for Amsterdam party-goers. ...

Bitterzoet

Spuistraat 2
1012 TS AMSTERDAM
Bitterzoet ('bittersweet') with its slick design functions as a bar as well as a club, music venue and theatre.