Live Music

Mulligans Irish Music Bar

Mulligans Irish Music Bar There are dozens of “Irish” bars in Amsterdam. And only one Mulligans. Mulligans Irish Music Bar looks right out on the river Amstel, from which Amsterdam took its name eight centuries ago. Over the years its easy location, casual friendly atmosphere, and the blend of quirky characters who call it home, have somehow made Mulligan’s into a legendary meeting place for musicians, writers, artists and other unsavoury types — as well as a destination for thousands of curious visitors from abroad.

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AFAS Live Since 2001 the location lives up to her credo ‘Live will never be the same!’. The concept, which is internationally refreshing, offers over 600.000 visitors a year an unforgettable night out. In 2001 the doors of the location opened as Heineken Music Hall and in 2017 its name changed to AFAS Live, AFAS Software is the new sponsor. AFAS Live is designed especially for amplified (pop) music. According to the experts, the acoustics in the Black Box (the main hall in AFAS Live) are nowhere to be found better. No other venue has been nominated multiple times for Read More

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Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street Music Club Amsterdam Former blues club Bourbon Street answered the demand for a cozy, yet classy venue back in 1990. It wouldn’t take long before locals, tourists, students and musicians found their way to the Leidsekruisstraat. A few years ago, Bourbon Street decided to branch out into other styles of music, making it the place to be for live music of nearly any genre. Our program consists of rock, soul, funk, reggae, folk, blues and anything in between. Every night of the week, you can find touring international artists, high-level cover bands or upcoming local acts on our Read More

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The Bimhuis provides a perspective on Dutch and international music in over 300 concerts annually, in which a variety of jazz and improvised music can be enjoyed. The focus is on new developments, but we also offers a significant selection of more mainstream music. Open: Mon. – Fri. from 14:00 till 18:00, Sat. from 14:30 till 18:00 on concertnights from 18:00 till the end of the concert. See the official website here

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The Main Hall has a capacity of 1500 and hosts world famous rock, folk, soul, country, reggae and blues heroes such as Al Green (2008), Jerry Lee Lewis (2004) and Smokey Robinson (2007) but also style icons like Grace Jones (2009). This hall is often filled to the brim for popular newcomers such as Queens Of The Stone Age (2002, 2005), White Stripes (2003), Last Shadow Puppets (2008) and Lady Gaga (2009). We also have regular visitors like Maceo Parker, George Clinton, De Dijk and Van Dik Hout who come back every year to play in the special atmosphere of Read More

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De Melkweg

Melkweg stands for pop culture in the most broad of senses. Each year, hundreds of concerts, club nights, films and music films, theatre performances, expositions and multidisciplinary events together attract more than 400,000 visitors. The venue is located in the only surviving factory building on the Amsterdam canal ring, a former sugar and, later, milk factory. This historical building houses two concert halls, a cinema, a theatre, and an exposition space, which each can be used separately or combined together. In the Melkweg, established names can be seen alongside new talent and emerging styles get the chance to reach a Read More