Amsterdam Sights

Music stages in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has many venues, where different music is played. The Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ enjoy worldwide fame, but there are more cozy places where you can enjoy live music concerts.


Concert hall rebranded

Heineken Music Hall is called AFAS Live
as from 1 January 2017

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ en Bimhuis

The Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ is a concert hall for modern music. Next to it is a 'black box' on piles: Bimhuis, the leading jazz club in the city. From both venues you have a spectacular view at the old city and IJ harbour.

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Overlooking the IJ harbour from the outdoor terrace of Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Venues with Live Music Every Night

Rock Temple of Holland

Famous pop podium, club and cultural centre in former church building:

Paradiso near Leidseplein

Home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Famous concert hall with superb acoustics:

Concertgebouw on Museumplein

Home of the Blues

Every night live music at blues and rock café:

Maloe Melo in the Jordaan district

Home of the Jazz

Live music venue for jazz, improvisation and world music:

Bimhuis on the IJ Waterfront

Ultra modern concert hall

State-of-the-art concert hall with a capacity of over 5,000 people:

AFAS Live near Ajax Stadium
former Heineken Music Hall

Top-quality opera and ballet

Modern, custom-built stage in Stopera building (1,600 seats):

Dutch National Opera & Ballet on Waterlooplein   former Het Muziektheater

Unique cultural centre

with 2 concert halls, cinema, theatre and exposition space in former milk and sugar factory:

Melkweg near Leidseplein

Concert hall of the 21st century

Centre for contemporary classical music with 725 seats:

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ on the Eastern Docklands

Multi-use indoor arena

Large concert hall with 17,000 seats for high-profile concerts with international stars:

Ziggo Dome opposite Ajax Stadium

More music stages with live music

Alto Jazz Café   |   Bourbon Street   |   Conservatorium van Amsterdam   |   De Nieuwe KHL   |   Mulligans Irish Music Bar   |   North Sea Jazz Club   |   Orgelpark   |   Pianobar Maxim   |   Studio/K   |   The Waterhole   |   Vondelpark Open Air Theatre   |   Westergasfabriek   |   Winston Kingdom

music, concerts, events

complete overview of all concerts and events per day with direct links to the agenda of all famous music stages in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Calendar

Candy DulferCandy Dulfer, an Amsterdam smooth jazz alto saxophonist

Milky Way

Every day theatre performances and concerts at a 50% discount