Theatre and music in Amsterdam

Theatre & Cultural events in Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam has many theatres and cultural events. The IAmsterdam website is a good source for what's happening and where in Amsterdam when you're planning your trip.


Are you feeling spontaneous and would you rather pay less to go out in Amsterdam?  Every day, starting at noon, the Last Minute Ticket Shop (LMTS) offers a wide range of tickets for gigs, theatre, comedy shows, opera and more for just half the price

The LMTS has only a limited number of tickets available every day, so head to their website beginning at 10:00 AM.


  • Every Wednesday at 12:30, there's a half-hour lunch concert at Het Concertgebouw. Fills up quickly, so be there by 11:00 to claim your ticket..
  • Music in the Vondelpark. During the summer months on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there are free festivals and performances at Het openlucht theater.
  • Live music, every Wednesday evening in the Westerpark. Check for details.
  • Live Jazz music seven days a week all year round at Jazz cafe Alto.