As Amsterdam’s clear blue skies and mild days return, springtime also brings an exciting selection of Candlelight concerts. Piano music, anthemic hits, and traditional compositions are coming to enliven Rode Hoed, Felix Meritis, and Paal 69—all breathtaking venues imbued with a sense of wonder.
The Candlelight series invites everyone to enjoy some of their favourite music in a new light surrounded by beauty and the intimate glow of flickering candles. From Vivaldi to Queen, these classical renditions offer a musical experience unlike any other.
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Het Scheepvaartmuseum, also known as the National Maritime Museum one of the most important maritime museums in the world and is truly iconic. This stunning spot dates back to 1656 and it’s a masterpiece – a fantastic example of Dutch Golden Age architecture. It sits by the water, filled with interesting artifacts, paintings, historical maps, and items used for navigation. The main attraction is a full-scale replica of the Dutch East India Company ship, the Amsterdam.
Rode Hoed wows both locals and visitors alike with its unique charm and versatility. This historic venue seamlessly blends modern vibrancy with a rich cultural heritage. Its distinctive red exterior immediately captures attention, hinting at the lively experiences within. Rode Hoed’s historical significance, dating back to the 17th century, alongside its commitment to fostering open dialogue and creative expression makes this a truly special spot.
Built between 1861 and 1863, Posthoornkerk boasts stunning Neo-Romanesque and Neo-Gothic architecture, for which it is renowned. It was designed by Dutch architect P.J.H. Cuypers who designed many famous buildings including the Rijksmuseum and it’s adorned with beautiful sculptures. It was once an important place of worship for Catholics and now it has been repurposed as this gorgeous place offers the most amazing acoustics, perfect for Candlelight concerts.
Discover breathtaking 360-degree images, live shows, space heroes, and the uniqueness of the earth at the Artis Planetarium. Admission is free to view the Planetarium and adventure is encouraged. Find your seat at this impressive venue in Amsterdam where our solar system, the possibility of other habitable worlds, ecological networks, and more are being explored.
Rode Hoed, Felix Meritis, and Paal 69 are already awe-inspiring; however, add the glow of a sea of candles and classically trained musicians, and they transform into another dimension of beauty. You don’t want to miss out on these one-of-a-kind Candlelight performances illuminating Amsterdam.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.