Rode Hoed is one of Amsterdam’s most important buildings, brimming with history. It sits by the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals, and you’ll recognise it by the red hat (rode hoed) on the front of the building. Its stunning interior will provide the perfect backdrop for captivating Candlelight concerts.
Candlelight is honouring well-known film scores and influential pop music with classical renditions being performed at this beautiful and historic location. All you have to do is find your seat, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Rode Hoed: The Hidden Church
Concealed behind a row of houses, the church remained in use until after World War II and later Rode Hoed became a place for people to talk about life and all of its nuances. Now you can attend thrilling lectures on various aspects of religion, politics, culture and more at Rode Hoed.
Its name is a tribute to the building’s past. Originally it served as a hat factory, then in the 17th century, a Remonstrant hidden church was built on the grounds to give Remonstrants, a movement that marked a split from the Dutch Reformed Church, a place to worship.
This venue has already hosted Candlelight concerts paying homage to musical works by the likes of Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Hans Zimmer. Ballerinas have pirouetted on its sacred site and Coldplay’s anthems have graced its interior. There are more mesmerising concerts to look forward to at Rode Hoed.
Upcoming Candlelight Concerts at Rode Hoed
Rode Hoed is a calming oasis the minute you walk in but Candlelight’s illuminating concerts invite audiences to step into a unique atmosphere set by the light of a sea of candles and performances by talented musicians.
Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and you won’t want to miss out. Simply sit back and savour the stunning orchestral takes on modern-day hits and the music of yesteryear. The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”