Thousands of candles have lent their gentle glow to sensational Candlelight concerts in Amsterdam where the greatest works of classical music through to legendary jazz, rock and film classics, as well as contemporary hits, have been performed. The good news is that the magic is not stopping any time soon.
Intimate and extraordinary atmospheres will continue to be created at some of the city’s most beautiful and unique venues, including Felix Meritis, a symbol of intellectual freedom, and Rode Hoed, a historical venue on the canals of Amsterdam. And the city’s most talented musicians will only elevate the dreamy ambiance to new heights.
Featured Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam
Since the release of her debut album Taylor Swift, and the immediate success of singles like “Tim McGraw”, the music icon has gone on to receive widespread recognition and earn 12 Grammy Awards. T-Swizzle is known for her insightful lyrics and ability to tell a story. This season, listen to some of the singer’s greatest hits by candlelight, from “You Belong With Me” to “Anti-Hero” reimagined by Hydra Quartet.
Candlelight invites you to a spectacular tribute to Cesaria Evora. Known as the “barefoot diva” and for singing morna, a music genre originating from Cape Verde, Evora’s voice is hauting and her music blends several music styles, including blues. Taking place at Posthoornkerk, listen to stunning renditions of her greatest songs, including “Tiempo Y Silencio”, “Besame Mucho”, “Sodadae” and many more. The music of the esteemed artist will come alive in a breathtaking set filled with hundreds of twinkling candles.
Posthoornkerk is hosting a special tribute to the American singer and actress Barbra Streisand. Although she established her place on the Broadway stage while playing Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (1964), Streisand’s singing career gained huge success with the release of her album Stoney End in 1971.
And this December, fans of the legendary star have the opportunity to hear some of her most beloved songs reimagined in the classical form. From “Rain On My Parade” and “Memory” to “Woman In Love” and “The Way He Makes Me Feel”, the Hydra Quartet will reintroduce you to Streisand’s moving melodies.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam
Candlelight has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Amsterdam. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Amazing artists and the location! The music was magnificent. Thank you!” – Tribute to Hans Zimmer
“Beautiful music great experience would highly recommend the experience to everyone.” – Tribute to Vivaldi
“Amazing! Unforgettable!” – Tribute to Ludovico Einaudi
The enchanting evenings are unforgettable experiences, perfect for romantic rendezvous, dates with friends and outings with your favourite people. With a range of concerts to suit all musical tastes, there’s no time like the present to plan an exceptional candlelit night of song.
Candlelight concerts typically take place twice each night with two back-to-back 60-65 minute performances. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show and no late entry is permitted so as to not disturb the serene setting created inside.