live music

Amsterdam’s a true music city and its music festival agenda has something for every taste. There are week-long electronic music events and classical music festivals that see arias performed on the canals and chamber music in Golden Age mansions. There’s festivals dedicated to instrumental surf music and traditional Dutch folk, a cello biennale, experimental and new music, outdoor hip-hop extravaganzas and a lot – and we mean a lot! – more.

Music & concerts

With the sheer number of theatres, clubs, stages and intimate neighbourhood venues, Amsterdam has live music performances to suit every taste. Find ou...

50 years of Paradiso

2018 marks 50 years since the iconic Amsterdam venue first opened its doors. Find out what's happening to mark this special anniversary year. 

Collabro

Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN AMSTERDAM
Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
30/05/2019

Strandfestival ZAND

Almere Strand
1309 BA ALMERE
Strandfestival ZAND
24/08/2019
The twelfth edition of this beach music festival is hitting the sand once again in August, welcoming major names from the Dutch mu...
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SOTU Festival

Amstel
1017 AA AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties / various locations
09/04/2019 - 14/04/2019
The Sounds of the Underground Festival in Amsterdam focuses on alternative and independent music culture with events held at vario...
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Amsterdam Roots Festival

Oosterpark
1092 AT AMSTERDAM
Oosterpark
30/06/2019 - 07/07/2019
The Amsterdam Roots Festival is set to return to the city in the summer. This annual celebration of world and roots music always b...
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Het Vrije Westen

Westerpark
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Westerpark
05/05/2019
One of the largest Liberation Day events in Amsterdam, Het Vrije Westen is the place to be for music fans. Head to Westerpark for ...

Ian Clement

Lijnbaansgracht 234A
1017 PH AMSTERDAM
Melkweg
07/04/2019
Ian Clement, well known as the frontman of successfull band Wallace Vanborn, creates a special and intimate world with his deep vo...