The Amsterdam Music Tour

music from then and now


Jan Pieterzoon Sweelick is a big part of this tour. He was a old Dutch composer from the renaissance. The music he composed was mainly music for the harpsichord, but he also composed for the voice. The reason this tour is in Amsterdam is because Sweelinck was born and raised here.

Sweelinck house $25

This tour is based on music in Amsterdam, it is also the place of birth of Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck. Our first stop on the Amsterdam Music Tour is the house were Sweelinck was born and lived in his early years. The adress of his house was Turfmarkt 145 in Amsterdam.

Geelvinck Museum $25

Our next stop on this tour is the Geelvinck museum. In this museum the entire Sweelink collection can be found and heard. Also this is a large museum all about music from both now and then.

Concert Geebouw $15

The Concert Gebouw is included on this tour because it may well be one of the biggest Concert halls in Europe, and is very famous for it musicians that preformed there such as Wagner, Bach, Beethoven, Handel, and even some more recent artists like, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd.

Amsterdam Music Theater $20

The Amsterdam Music Theatre was officially opened on 23 September 1986. The Amsterdam Music Theatre is the ‘home’ of the Dutch National Ballet and De Nederlandse Opera. Seating 1600, it is one of the largest theatres in Europe. The Amsterdam Music Theatre is located in a beautiful spot on the banks of the river Amstel, right in the heart of Amsterdam.

Muziekgebouw aan het IJ $15

The Muziekgebouw aan het IJ sits right on the banks of Oosterdok, a large canal that connects to the ocean. It is included on this tour for that purpose. The Muziekgebouw is rather modern because it was built in 2005, but many classical orchestras still play there.

Rai Theater $30

Our next stop on the Amsterdam Music Tour is the Rai Theater. The Rai Theater seats 1,750 people and is one of the largest theaters in Amsterdam. The theater also has a theater restaurant that includes gourmet meals and a bar where you can relax and enjoy your night out.

Tropen Museum $10

The Tropen Museum is an art and music museum. In one part of the museum there is many exhibits about music history and in the other part there is many exhibits on art and how it connects with music.

The Stopera

The Stopera is part City hall and part "muziektheater" (music theater). The Stopera was built in 1915 and has been a town hall since then. The Stopera holds Ballet, orchestra concerts, and Operas.

Melkweg or "Milkyway" $15

The second to last stop on our Amsterdam music tour is the Melkweg or "Milkyway". The Melkweg is a non-profit organization founded in the 1970's when a group of dutch citizens found a abandoned dairy factory and turned it into a music hall. The Melkweg holds concerts, plays, films and media art presentations.

The Carre $25

Our final stop on our Amsterdam Music Tour is the Carre. The Carre is a preforming arts theater founded by Oscar Carre and on December 3 it will celebrate its 125 anniversary. The Carre is located on the river Amstel right near one of our previous stops the Amsterdam Music Theater.

September 10 -20

Guarantied to be fun and educational at the same time!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if one of our group members gets lost?

We will immediately search for them and we will have an meeting point to meet if so as well.

  • What if we don't enjoy one of the stops on the tour?

It is your choice to decide what stops you would like to go on so if one stop doesn't appeal to you you do not have to travel with the group.

  • What if we would like to exchange our tickets?

If you would like to exchange your tickets back you may, and you will get a refund.

  • What if you would like to stay longer at one of the stops?

If you would like to stay longer at one of the stops you are welcome to it as long as you are back at the hotel by 5:00 P.M.