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Het Muziekgebouw

ABOVE: Het Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam's newest concert hall, opened in 2005.

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Dance and theatre performances, unusual films, a video festival, world music, and special events are scheduled throughout the year at this former dairy, which has grown into a major arts center over the past 30 years.

Classical music

ConcertgebouwHet Concertgebouw
Check the English-language program of Amsterdam's world-renowned symphony orchestra.

De Nederlandse Opera
Amsterdam's opera company is headquartered in Het Muziektheater, which also houses Het Nationale Ballet. (All of these Web sites have English text.)

Het Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam's "Concert Hall of the 21st Century" has a subscription concert series, festivals, and other performances, with an emphasis on contemporary and chamber music.

Popular music

Amsterdam Hotspots: Music
Check each venue's performance schedule, use the maps to find locations, and read comments by other users.

Oude KerkOrgan concerts

De Oude Kerk
The Old Church is Amsterdam's oldest, and today it's a center for organ concerts and cultural activities in the town center. See the church's Web site for opening times and a concert schedule.


What's playing in the local movie houses, and where. (The text is in Dutch, but English-language films are listed by their English titles. Movies are normally shown in the original language with Dutch subtitles except for children' movies, which are likely to be dubbed.)

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Top photo: Erik de Graaf.
1st inset photo: John Sigler.
2nd inset photo: Casper Voogt.