Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to the famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra which regularly performs at the Concertgebouw concert hall together with an array of first class visiting orchestras. The Dutch National Opera and Ballet offer a first class season for aficionados. Throughout the summer, Amsterdam also hosts three fantastic music festivals; the Holland Festival, Robecco SummerNights and the Grachtenfestival. You can find concerts or opera performances using our Amsterdam Concert Calendar and click on the ticket link to book online.
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Het Concertgebouw © Leander Lammertink
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The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Visiting Amsterdam? Find out what's coming up at the Concertgebouw here!
Dutch National Opera © Michiel Verbeek
© Michiel Verbeek

Guide to Dutch National Opera and Ballet

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AmsterdamPrince Igor

Borodin: Prince Igor
Stanislav Kochanovsky; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Dutch National Opera; Elena Zaitseva; Ildar Abdrazakov; Oksana Dyka

AmsterdamMade in Amsterdam: Programme 1

Mozart, Britten
Ton Simons; Hans van Manen; Juanjo Arqués; Ernst Meisner; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Dutch Ballet Orchestra

AmsterdamMade in Amsterdam: Programme 2

Poulenc, Brzóska, Tchaikovsky, Various
Christopher Wheeldon; Alexei Ratmansky; Krzysztof Pastor; David Dawson; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Dutch Ballet Orchestra

AmsterdamAlbrecht conducts Brahm's Symphony No. 3

Fauré, Strauss R., Brahms
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Marc Albrecht; Denis Kozhukhin

AmsterdamFazil Say & Nicolas Altstaedt

Debussy, Say, Janáček, Shostakovich
Nicolas Altstaedt; Fazıl Say
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A Dutch Lion: Haitink in Amsterdam

Bernard Haitink receives accolade after outstanding performances of Debussy and Bruckner.
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Bartoli's La Cenerentola at the Concertgebouw

Exuberant celebration of La Cenerentola's 200th anniversary by Cecila Bartoli and her colleagues at the Concertgebouw.
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Made in Amsterdam (2)

Wheeldon’s vocabulary, Ratmansky’s Lyricism, Pastor’s roaring engine and Dawson’s mesmerising planetary roaming little prince Edo Wijnen, make for a happy afternoon. 
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Made in Amsterdam 1

Dutch National Ballet proves its innovative tradition of modern ballet with playful, serious, subtle and powerful pieces.
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Nixon in China returns to Amsterdam

Nearly 30 years after its European première, Nixon in China returns to Amsterdam for an engrossing concert performance in which the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, led by Kevin John Edusei, shines.
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