Candlelight Concerts Amsterdam

The Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam are undoubtedly one of the city’s top attractions, combining the  magic of illumination with the power of music. During a Candlelight Concert, you’ll enjoy mesmerising music from beloved classical and jazz musicians, or iconic contemporary artists, all set against the backdrop of flickering candlelight. This uniquely intimate concert experience has earned rave reviews here and abroad, and it’s one you’ll unlikely forget any time soon.

At a Candlelight Concert, you’ll enjoy a live classical music performance, inspired by famous musicians or composers, in an intimate setting illuminated by thousands of candles. Different ensembles play at the concerts, so you can expect piano soloists, string quartets, guitar players or brass bands. With the exceptional music and special setting, don’t be surprised if you experience multiple “goosebump” moments.

Candlelight Concerts Amsterdam 2024

The list of programmes continues to expand, showcasing iconic artists and a diverse range of classical and jazz music, so that there’s something for everyone. The 2024 lineup, for instance, features performances by Queen, ABBA, Adele, Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole, Coldplay & Imagine Dragons, Hans Zimmer and Vivaldi.

Amsterdam Candlelight Concert locations

The Candlelight Experience venues are the perfect backdrop for this kind of event.  The Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam take place in characteristic locations such as the Tuschinski Theatre, Tropenmuseum (Tropical Museum), the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaart) and Artis Zoo. Each venue is a notable historical site with a modern touch, ensuring the music resonates beautifully.

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Candlelight Concerts in the Netherlands

Besides the various Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam, these events take place in other cities in the Netherlands (and worldwide!). Similar concerts take place locally in Haarlem, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Dordrecht and the Hague.

Our experience of Candlelight Concerts in Amsterdam

There’s not much to fault when you combine an incredible venue, music from two of your favourite bands and the beauty of thousands of flickering candles lighting up the theatre. We chose the stunning Tuschinski Theatre to hear the tunes of Coldplay and Imagine Dragons.  The quartet, Hydra Quartet, was phenomenal and hearing these iconic songs transformed into classical arrangements was very special.

The concert kicked off with Coldplay’s “Clocks,” and from the very first notes, we knew we were in for a treat. Some of our highlights were “Fix You” and “Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay, and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and “Natural”. Though to be fair, it’s hard to just choose only a handful of favourites. Each arrangement was riveting, powerful and moving, and the musicians’ energy was amazing.

The whole evening was exhilarating and captivating, and we lost count of how many standing ovations there were. It was one of the best things we’ve experienced in Amsterdam, and it was refreshing to enjoy music in such a unique way and in the comfort of a beautiful theatre.

Frequently asked questions about Candlelight Concerts Amsterdam

What can I expect during a Candlelight Concert in Amsterdam?

The Candlelight Concert is an intimate and unique experience where you enjoy the music of famous artists by candlelight. For 60 minutes, professional musicians take you on a journey through the finest solo piano, string quartet, brass band, vocals or guitar performances.

Do the Candlelight Concerts use real candles?

No, the candles are LED, yet still create the most magical atmosphere – and a safe one too.

Do I need to arrive earlier than the concert start time?

It is advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert starts. You will then be assigned a seat in the zone booked with your tickets.

Can I still enter if I arrive late?

Unfortunately not. All concerts start at the designated time, and it is no longer permitted to enter the hall afterwards.

Is the concert wheelchair accessible?

This depends on the venue. It is recommended to check the specific location for wheelchair accessibility online before booking.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed. However, if you have a service animal, you can contact Candlelight Concert via their website.

How long does a Candlelight Concert last?

Each Candlelight Concert lasts 60 minutes.

Is there a Candlelight Concert in Amsterdam every day?

The Candlelight Concerts are not held every day. Check the Candlelight Experience website for the current schedule.

Do I need to buy a ticket in advance, or can I purchase one at the entrance?

All tickets must be purchased in advance via It is not possible to buy tickets at the venue.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No, you can show your tickets on your smartphone.

Can I take photos and videos during the Candlelight Concert?

It is not allowed to take photos or videos during the concert. However, during the final song, when indicated by the artists, photos and videos can be taken without flash.

Can children attend a Candlelight Concert?

Children aged eight and older are allowed. However, all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Is it possible to buy food or drinks?

This depends on the venue. Usually, it is not permitted to consume food or drinks inside the theatre, and there are no facilities to purchase them. However, you can bring a bottle of water.

Scenes from a Candlelight Concert

Curious about what a Candlelight Concert looks like? Below, you’ll find a glimpse of the enchanting experience that awaits you.
Would you rather experience it in real life? Then book your ticket online here!

Candlelight Concert Adele
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Candlelight Concert Scheepvaart

Candlelight Concerts Amsterdam dates and times

Concerts in Amsterdam are held on different days but not every day or week. For an up-to-date concert schedule, check the website Most concerts start in the evening around 6:30/7:00 PM and around 9:00 PM. Ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand to get seated in your zone.

Candlelight Concert tickets and prices

When booking a ticket for a Candlelight Concert, it is useful to check the different ticket zones and prices. Tickets are divided into zones A, B, C, & D, with Zone D being the cheapest and Zone A being the most expensive.

Ticket prices vary per concert and zone. For example, for the Candlelight Spring concert featuring Adele, ticket prices start at €34.50 for Zone D and go up to €49.50 for Zone A.

Ticket prices per zone 2024 Prices
Zone D € 34,50
Zone C € 37,50
Zone B € 42,50
Zone A € 49,50

Locations & contact details of Candlelight Concert Amsterdam

All tickets for the Candlelight Concerts are sold via You can contact them through this form if you have any questions about your ticket.

The Amsterdam Candlelight Concerts take place at various locations. Below are the details of some of the venues where the concerts have been held or will be held in the future. New locations might be added.

Adressen Locaties Fever Candlelight Concert Amsterdam

Candlelight Concert KIT (Koninklijk Instituut voor Tropen)
Mauritskade 63
1092 AD Amsterdam

Candlelight Concert Koninklijk Theater Tuschinski
Reguliersbreestraat 26-34
1017 CN Amsterdam

Candlelight Concert Amsterdam National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1
1018 KK Amsterdam

Candlelight Concert Amsterdam Artis Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam

Candlelight Concert Koninklijk Instituut voor Tropen

Candlelight Concert Koninklijk Theater Tuschinski

Candlelight Concert Amsterdam National Maritime Museum

Candlelight Concert Amsterdam Artis

Public transport

Public transport in Amsterdam is well-organised. All venues are easily accessible by public transport, and are within 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. Use the 9292 OV app when planning your trip to a Candlelight Concert.

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