Concerts in Amsterdam in November, December and January

Concerts in Amsterdam in November, December and January

There are multiple music highlights to look forward to in the coming months in Amsterdam! The days may be getting shorter, but that doesn't mean a shortage in incredible nights out and concerts to fill your social agenda!

In the lead up to the festive season, treat yourself or your loved ones to concert tickets for an unforgettable music experience.

Concerts in Amsterdam - not to be missed in November, December and January

These are some of the great concerts in Amsterdam not to be missed in November and December 2018 and January 2019.

Lykke Li

Ten years after releasing her first EP, the Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li has become indispensable in the indie-pop world. This year she returns with her fourth album with the same sensuous voice.

  • Date: November 5, 2018
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 34,05 euros

Fantastic Negrito

Renowned for his diversity in his music style, spanning blues, R&B and roots music, Fantastic Negrito won a Grammy in 2017. His latest album Please Don’t be Dead was released in June 2018 and has proved to be his most soulful album to date, full of life stories of his highs and lows.

  • Date: November 5, 2018
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 17,02 euros

Caro Emerald

Dutch pop and jazz singer Caro Emerald is one of the most celebrated Dutch music exports of recent years. This tour is inspired by Exotica, the music sub-genre from the 1950s and ‘60s with exotic-sounding elements and instruments.

  • Date: November 9, 2018
  • Where: AFAS
  • Tickets: 41,95 euros

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias returns to Ziggo Dome almost exactly four years after his last performance there. He will be singing some of his breakthrough Spanish-language hits. He has released, in total, an impressive 10 studio albums and has sold over 170 million records.

  • Date: November 9, 2018
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 45 euros

Black-Eyed Peas

The multiple-Grammy-winning Black-Eyed Peas came to prominence in the early 2000s and are firmly planted on the international hip-hop map. They are back in Amsterdam after ten years, performing hits from their hip-hop roots and their new sounds.

  • Date: November 13, 2018
  • Where: AFAS
  • Tickets: 53,90 euros

Talib Kweli

The Brooklyn-born rapper and hip-hop artist Talib Kweli is known for being one of the first rappers to make socially and politically conscious texts. He will perform tracks from his latest album Radio Silence.

  • Date: November 20, 2018
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 21 euros

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue takes to the AFAS stage, presenting songs from her 14th album Golden, as well as her old favourites from her breakthrough years in the late 1990s. Golden, released in April 2018, was created in Nashville and shows a considerable amount of country influences. Her Amsterdam performance is set to be an extravagant production.

  • Date: November 22, 2018
  • Where: AFAS
  • Tickets: 64,90 euros

Tom Baxter

Singer-songwriter Tom Baxter performs material from his album The Other Side of Blue, an album which took ten years to create. This special and intimate performance focuses on Baxter in his purest form, appearing on stage alone, with his guitar and piano.

  • Date: December 3, 2018
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 17,02 euros

Ms. Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill stops off at Amsterdam on her "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour". Part of the ticket sales proceeds go to the Ms. Lauren Hill Fund, a charitable initiative that Hill set up. This tour is inspired by the artist’s childhood and its optimism, encouragement and sense of community.

  • Date: December 6, 2018
  • Where: AFAS
  • Tickets: VIP tickets from 372 euros

The Prodigy

The British group The Prodigy have been building a solid name for themselves over the past 28 years, ever since they emerged from the underground rave scene of the 1990s. Their appearance in Amsterdam is part of their 2018 European tour with their new album No Tourist. This 7th album is long-awaited.

  • Date: December 9, 2018
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 39 euros 

A Perfect Circle

This band has become a big name in the rock and metal genres. After almost 20 years and four albums, A Perfect Circle has had a lot of changes in members. The current line-up is Howerdel Keenan, James Iha (previously from Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins.

  • Date: December 9, 2018
  • Where: AFAS
  • Tickets: From 53,90 euros

Cypress Hill

This Latin American hip-hop band from Los Angeles perform in Amsterdam as part of the Elephants on Acid tour, dedicated to their new album of the same name. Cypress Hill recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. They previously released eight albums, selling over 18 million records worldwide.

  • Date: December 21, 2018
  • Where: AFAS
  • Tickets: 42,90 euros 

Andre Rieu

It has become a tradition for the year to begin with a performance by Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss orchestra. The Maastricht native begins his 2019 tour close to home and continues on with his new world tour. Classical music fans will love this lavish, opulent and sensational performance at the Ziggo Dome.

  • Date: January 5, 2019
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 59 euros


The Dutch reggae / hip-hop band Postmen play in Amsterdam during their latest tour, celebrating 20 years since their debut album Documents. The new three-part EP series Love me or Love me not, is about the dark side and balance of love in life, family and business.

  • Date: January 10, 2019
  • Where: Paradiso Noord
  • Tickets: 17,02 euros 

Snow Patrol

Wildness, Snow Patrol’s first album in seven years, was released in May 2018 and placed 5th in the Dutch charts. The Northern Irish band gave exclusive performances at Ziggo following the album release and were highly praised. OOR magazine wrote: “This is Snow Patrol as we know Snow Patrol”.

  • Date: January 13, 2019
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: From 40  euros 

Eleftheria Avarnitaki

Eleftheria Avarnitaki is a legend in the Mediterranean. In her native Greece, she has super-star status and is iconic on the scene of the rebirth of Greek blues. In 2004, she performed at the closing ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Her albums are all recorded by Universal Music Greece.

  • Date: January 25, 2019
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 42,95 euros 

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour

The music and life of David Bowie is being honoured in Paradiso, in a performance called “A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour”, where Bowie himself performed back in 1989 and in 1997.

An impressive line-up of musicians perform at this special concert. These include artists who had long-term collaborations with David Bowie, such as Mike Garson and Gerry Leonard who spent decades performing and recording with Bowie.

  • Date: January 28, 2019
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 50 euros 

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There are top quality music events taking place throughout the upcoming months. Get yourself to one of these amazing concerts in November, December and January. And don't forget to sign up for the IamExpat newsletter to stay in the loop for future concert updates.

Rachel Deloughry


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