Experience music on a whole different level with these exciting candlelit concerts coming to Amsterdam. Last year’s concerts were a huge hit, taking place in stunning venues such as Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Rode Hoed or Thuishaven, which are also hosting some of these incredible concerts this year.
Rode Hoed is a truly remarkable building, the oldest hidden church in Amsterdam. It’s been a hub of free-thinking since the 17th century and it’s going to look so stunning filled with hundreds of candles
So what’s on the roster? Well, there’s something for absolutely everyone, with a huge variety of candlelight concerts hitting the city. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will be performed by the amazing Hydra String Quartet as the stunning Rode Hoed. You can buy tickets here.
If you fancy something else classical then there are two Tchaikovsky concerts coming to Amsterdam too, at which you can take in the amazing Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, featuring a beautiful ballet performance.
Fancy something a little different? You can catch a candlelit tribute to the works of Hans Zimmer and John Williams who wrote the music for films such as Harry Potter and Star Wars. Film fans are sure to love this wonderful concert at the iconic Het Scheepvaartmuseum, and you can buy tickets here. If you’d rather see it at Rode Hoed then you can purcase tickets for that date here.
You can also catch a Candlelight tribute to classic rock bands like AC/DC and Aerosmith at Uilenburgersjoel, performed by a Lucerna string quartet, and you can buy tickets here.
Plus, another beautiful tribute to Ludovico Einaudi’s compositions will be performed on at the lovely Uilenburgersjoel. If you thought that Einaudi’s music couldn’t get any more romantic then just wait until you’ve seen a pianist perform it by candlelight! You can grab tickets for this concert here.
Prepare to be taken to other worlds at the beautiful Uilenburgersjoel with Candlelight: Best Of Anime Soundtracks. There you’ll be able to watch an incredible pianist perform renditions of songs from the most famous anime out there, including Spirited Away and Naruto. You can buy your tickets here.
Then the sound of a string quartet performing Queen’s greatest hits by candlelight will echo through the stunning Rode Hoed, too. This wonderful concert is sure to be popular, so grab your tickets quickly here. The songs of a modern icon, Taylor Swift, will be performed by a talented string quartet and tickets are available here. There’s nothing quite like hearing ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Love Story’ by candlelight in the most magical of rooms at Rode Hoed.
If you adore the soul-stirring music of Nina Simone then check out what promises to be a beautiful Candlelight Concert at Thuishaven in the open air. Let the music wash over you in gorgeous surroundings.
Also coming to Amsterdam is a candlelit tribute to Coldplay, where you can hear ‘Hymn For The Weekend’, ‘Fix You’ and ‘Yellow’, amongst other hits from Coldplay performed by pianist Laura Andrés at Rode Hoed, and it’s sure to be even more soul-stirring than the original, bathed in candlelight.
Speaking of modern music, there will be a concert dedicated to the songs of Justin Bieber who is the youngest artist you have ever had five number one albums in the US. We’re sure it will be super popular.
Fever’s going big with their Candlelight concerts this year, with three tributes to some of the biggest artists ever! After so many years away from the spotlight, ABBA is reuniting for a tour in 2022, and so there’s no better time for an incredible candlelit tribute to the band’s most famous songs. A talented string quartet will perform ABBA’s biggest hits at the beautiful Het Scheepvaart Museum and then in the open air at Thuishaven, illuminated by the glow of countless candles. You can snap up tickets for it here.