Amsterdam houses a lively, diverse music scene, spanning from punk-rock to trance, including everything in between ... moreAmsterdam ArenA
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Music Festival / Cabaret Show
All summer long, performers take the stage at Vondelpark Openluchttheater, an open-air theater in Amsterdam ... moreVondelpark
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Stekker in Het Park in Utrecht, NL, features live music, food, and an after party. Meaning “Plug in the Park,” Stekker in Het Park takes place about 25 miles southeast of Amsterdam. For 2014, Stekker in Het ... moreDe Voorveldse Polder (Utrecht, NL) 3511 BG Utrecht, Netherlands
First held in 2012, the Ultrasonic Festival in Utrecht, NL, features multiple stages with DJs spinning house ... moreMaarsseveense Plassen (Maarssen, NL) Herenweg 53
Concert / DJ Event
Born Lorin Ashton in Santa Cruz, California in 1977, Bassnectar is an electronic musician who is best known for his remixes and collaborations with mainstream artists, as well as his epic live shows. Rising to notoriety ... moreMelkweg
Avicii is one of the biggest DJs on the international electronic dance music (EDM) scene. Born in Sweden in 1989 as Tim Bergling, Avicii has topped music charts around the world as a both a DJ and record producer. He was ... moreHeineken Music Hall
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Ravers and electronic dance music lovers gear up for a packed lineup of EDM icons at the annual Dance Valley ... moreVelsen Valley
Spaarnwoude Recreational Area
Dutch music and culture fans enjoy a packed lineup of Dutch stars and rising acts at the annual Dutch Valley ... moreVelsen Valley
Spaarnwoude Recreational Area
Indie lovers and electronic dance fans enjoy a packed lineup at the annual Loveland Festival. Held on a day in summer, the Loveland Festival takes place at Sloterpark in Amsterdam. Past performers include Pig & Dan ... moreSloterpark
Because of its liberal attitude towards, well, most things, Amsterdam attracts a wide range of artists and musicians coming to play in amazing concert halls, hole-in-the-wall music dives and everything in between…and maybe smoke a little weed on the side while they’re here.
Seeing concerts in Amsterdam is tantamount to most major cities as the venues range from big to small, smoky to sweaty, and more. A-list talent comes through the city every year, playing at the major venues like Paradiso and Melkweg in Leidseplein, or Amsterdam Arena and Heineken Music Hall just southeast of the city proper. Bimhuis, meanwhile, is the city’s biggest jazz hall and classical concert venue and boasts some of the most original architecture in the city as well.
On any given night, one can witness the biggest stars in rock, hip-hop, Top 40, reggae, or basically any other musical genre in the dozens of venues spread throughout town.
There’s also no shortage of Amsterdam concerts in more intimate settings. Smaller joints play host to countless jazz and blues shows, while folk singers and rock-star wannabes test out their talents at smaller spots all over town.