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Concert Hall of the 21st Century. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ opened its doors to the public in the spring of 2005.
The spectacular building has become Amsterdam’s Concert Hall of the 21st Century, with an exciting, contemporary programme which continually forges links with other eras, styles, cultures and art forms. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ shows current musical developments in the form of special series, festivals, multimedia concerts and exhibitions.
The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ serves as a cultural anchor - one of the links connecting the newly developed IJ banks with the old heart of the city. The striking building, with its imposing glass façade, was designed by the Danish architects 3XN and has won various Dutch and international architectural prizes. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ consists of a multifunctional state of the art chamber music hall, seating 725, several foyers for workshops and master classes, a smaller hall seating 100, and extensive conference and catering facilities.
31-tone Fokker organ
Besides the main concert hall we also have a smaller hall which can seat 100. Since May 2009 this hall has been home to the completely renovated Fokker organ, a unique 31-tone organ, owned by the Huygens-Fokker Foundation, which dates back to 1950.
The ground floor of the building houses restaurant Zouthaven of the Muziekgebouw, with an outdoor seating area and beautiful views across the IJ River. This restaurant is open to the public and serves both lunch and dinner. It is popular with many music lovers who come to enjoy a meal before the concert.
Reservations T +31(0)20 788 20 90
The building also houses the Klankspeeltuin, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ ’s educational project. Jutting out from Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ is a raised ‘black box’ which contains the Bimhuis, stage for jazz and improvised music. The Bimhuis has a comfortable auditorium with spectacular views over the old city and a spacious bar overlooking the River IJ. The two organisations are neighbours.
The Bimhuis is the prime jazz club in the Netherlands, and is widely considered to be one of the main clubs for adventurous music in the world. Based in an exquisite location in the centre of Amsterdam, the Bimhuis features over 300 jazz, impro and world music concerts each year. Our venue, with a rich history, also hosts a cafe and restaurant, so you can perfectly combine dinner and concert! An excellent night out: Jazz and Amsterdam. You can order your online tickets here. Our concert hall and café are also for rent.
Contemporary developments are the prime focus, but the Bimhuis equally cherishes the tradition of jazz and improvised music. The venue also hosts concerts of world music such as Fado, Flamenco, African Music and Latin Jazz and stages after-concert DJ's to play music in the Bimhuis Café on a regular basis. The Bimhuis Amsterdam also actively supports participation and educational projects for children and young adults, while keeping an open eye for talent development through masterclasses, session nights and talent contests.
For more information please see www.bimhuis.nl.
VISITING MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN 'T IJ
Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam
The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ is easily accessible and is situated close to the city centre
• by foot: approx. 15 minutes from Central Station
• tram 26, stop 'Muziekgebouw / Bimhuis'
• by car: 5 minutes from the A10 ring-road
• parking garage 'Piet Hein Garage' directly underneath the neighbouring Passenger Terminal Amsterdam with direct indoor access to Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.
Hotel nearby: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station