Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
(4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Catch a performance or simply view the modern architecture at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, a concert hall for classic and contemporary music that also features regular art shows. Opened in 2005, this Danish-designed building with movable chairs and acclaimed acoustics imposes itself upon the waters of the IJ, offering a visual treat to spectators. The upper floor houses a computer-aided sound garden for children and there is a seafood restaurant from which you can take in the view of the IJ. Intensely lit at night, the building makes quite a spectacle in the dark with its reflection in the water. Plan your Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam vacation trip planner.
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  • Easily accessible (by car), large Oosterdok parking garage is ideally located and cheap, about 500 m walk. Everything at the muziekgebouw aan 't IJ was fine. Two downsides: cloakroom was a chaos and it took very long, it was much too hot. For the rest, fine!
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  • Beautiful room, but also the building itself and the location are very particular. A new iconic building in the city.
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  • Great concerts you can see here, but for a nice coffee, some snacks and an amazing view over the water, this is also a great spot! Sometimes very large cruise ships pass by and in the summer the terra...  more »
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  • Love this place: the location, the view, the architecture,... You can enter for free inside the building to visit it and enjoy the view of central station and the eye. Outside you can also sit and chill when the weather is nice. And it is a great venue for music, they usually do a lot of interesting concerts. The program is usually more modern classical, electronic, jazz music.
  • A concert hall located on the eye. The architecture is breathtaking and the view is amazing. Worth visiting just even to have a drink in the bar and enjoy the sunset from the dock.
  • Beautiful architecture. Great acoustics. However the place is a bit too... clinical. Definitely missing some ambiance...
  • Been here on a Mogwai gig. Very spectacular venue, liked it very much
  • In the evening student make very nice concert