Music Stages

Live music stages in Amsterdam - guide to concerts, events, performances. Large and small venues where you can enjoy live music.

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.

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

famous venues in Amsterdam with live music



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

former Heineken Music Hall



Leading jazz club in the city, next to Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ



Home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - famous concert hall with superb acoustics

Maloe Melo

Maloe Melo

Home of the Blues - small, intimate blues and rock café

Bourbon Street

Live music club for rock, soul, funk, reggae, folk, blues and anything in between.

Cafe De Pianist 

A cosy café with a piano in the Westerpark district. Every Thursday evening live jazz!

De Nieuwe KHL 

Theatre, restaurant and café at the IJ Waterfront


Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Top-quality opera and ballet on modern, custom-built stage in the Stopera building



Unique cultural centre in former milk and sugar factory with 2 concert halls, cinema, theatre and exposition space.


Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Concert hall for contemporary classical music with a spectacular view at the IJ



Famous pop podium, club and cultural centre in former church building, also known as 'Rock Temple of Holland'

Jazz Cafe Alto 

Live jazz every night!

Maxim Pianobar 

Live piano-playing & singing along with champagne & cocktails.

Mulligans Irish Music Bar 

Meeting place for musicians, writers, artists and curious visitors.



Music centre with a large and small concert hall, cafe, restaurant and hotel.


The Waterhole 

Live music bar with a varying line-up of all popular music genres.

Ziggo Dome

Ziggo Dome

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


International concert hall in Amsterdam for organists, composers and other artists, housed in the beautifully restored monumental church.


Cinema, café-restaurant, club and music stage.

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre 

Great music performances during the summer months, each year from May to September.


Cultural village in the Westerpark with music concerts in the iconic Gashouder.

Hot Spots, Trendy Places

popular restaurants, bars & clubs

Party Bars

smaller bars with dance floor & DJ