Concerts in Amsterdam – what not to miss this winter

Concerts in Amsterdam – what not to miss this winter

As the cold winter days in the Netherlands draw people inside, a good indoor music concert is just the thing to lift the spirits and warm you up! In December, January and February, Amsterdam will once again present top performers and international stars. Here are our picks for can’t-miss concerts!

Please note that ticket prices do not include service or membership charges that may be applicable to the purchase price.

Concerts in December

Concerts in December include:

Golden Earring

Classic Dutch rock band Golden Earring has been around since 1967, having achieved worldwide fame with hit songs like Radar Love and Twilight Zone.

  • Date: December 9
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: 49-53 | Purchase
  • Genre: Rock

PALMSY & Midas

Indie pop and lively pop punk are mixed with 90s alt-rock to form the infectious songs of PALMSY.

  • Date: December 1
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 14,20 | Purchase
  • Genre: Indie rock


Tricky is a pioneer of trip hop music. He blends genres and cultures to create a dark, layered musical style.

  • Date: December 1
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 25,53 | Purchase
  • Genre: Trip hop


Dillon is a singer with a unique and intriguing voice, which she uses to create electronic piano pop with Berlin techno influences. She has been compared to Björk and Lykke Li.

  • Date: December 2
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 17,03 | Purchase
  • Genre: Singer-songwriter

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band

American songsmith Josh Ritter has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. His pleasing melodies are accompanied by strong and poetic lyrics.

  • Date: December 4
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 22,70 | Purchase
  • Genre: Singer-songwriter

Hoodie Allen

Dutchman Hoodie Allen presents a fresh mix of pop and R&B, in flavours similar to those of Macklemore and Childish Gambino.

  • Date: December 5
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 20,45 | Purchase
  • Genre: Hip hop

The Dread Crew of Oddwood

Wolfbeard O'Brady and his crew are an American band of pirates called The Dread Crew of Oddwood, that play "arr capella" harmonies with a folky sound full of energy and fun.

  • Date: December 7
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 13,60 | Purchase
  • Genre: Pirate shanties

Gogol Bordello

Life is a party with Gogol Bordello, accompanied by Lucky Chops. Both crews are from New York and play ultra-energetic shows, one with polka punk, the other with a brass band.

  • Date: December 10
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 29,50 | Purchase
  • Genre: Polka punk


One of Europe’s biggest reggae artists is the German Gentleman, who has scored international hits like "Dem Gone", "Superior" and "Live Your Life".

  • Date: December 13
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 49,95 | Purchase
  • Genre: Reggae


Tangerine is a duo of Dutch brothers who create introspective folk with a “Beatlesque” folk vibe.

  • Date: December 16
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 17,03 | Purchase
  • Genre: Folk


LANY is an electro pop band from sunny LA, and California vibes ooze from their music.

  • Date: December 18
  • Where: Paradiso
  • Tickets: 15,89 | Purchase
  • Genre: Electro-pop

Concerts in January

Concerts in January include:

Souad Massi

Souad Massi is a Northern African singer whose 15-year solo career is driven by a biting, politically-driven determination to battle injustice. Her songs are filled with love, courage and protest against intolerance.

  • Date: January 11
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 29,50 | Purchase
  • Genre: Political singer-songwriter

Depeche Mode

English electronic band Depeche Mode has been around since the 1980s, and influenced the British new wave scene.

  • Date: January 13
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: 64-89 | Purchase
  • Genre: Synth-pop, electronic rock

The Clan

Italian band The Clan brings a real party to Amsterdam, with pub songs inspired by Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, The Rumjacks, The Pogues and The Dubliners.

  • Date: January 19
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 11,35 | Purchase
  • Genre: Speed folk


6LACK is a young R&B musician from Atlanta, who uses minimalistic yet complex productions and a raw voice to convey topics like love and freedom.

  • Date: January 24
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 28,50 | Purchase
  • Genre: Rap


ALT-J plays a hauntingly ethereal sound that reminds one of bands like Mumford & Sons and Radiohead.

  • Date: January 24
  • Where: Afas Live
  • Tickets: 44,- | Purchase
  • Genre: Indie rock


Welsh rock band Stereophonics delivers classic UK rock with sounds akin to the genres of alternative rock and British traditional rock.

  • Date: January 27
  • Where: Afas Live
  • Tickets: 38,50 | Purchase
  • Genre: Alternative rock

Concerts in February

Concerts in February include:

Chinese Man

French band Chinese Man is influenced by US hip-hop, trip hop and reggae, as well as Brazilian beats and bass music.

  • Date: February 14
  • Where: Melkweg
  • Tickets: 19,85 | Purchase
  • Genre: Trip hop

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons bring their inventive alt-rock to the Ziggo Dome with great energy, raw tension and vulnerability.

  • Date: February 19
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: 32,50-45 | Purchase
  • Genre: Alternative rock

Kendrick Lamar

American Kendrick Lamar is a rapper known for his introspective lyrical style.

  • Date: February 23
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: 39-75 | Purchase
  • Genre: Hip hop, rap, singer-songwriter

The Killers

The Killers brought a new sound to the Las Vegas music scene, with rock music in the style of Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs.

  • Date: February 28
  • Where: Ziggo Dome
  • Tickets: 39-75 | Purchase
  • Genre: Rock



Alexandra van Kampen

English and Japanese theatre and culture are my forte. My mother was raised in England, and my grandmother in Japan. I studied Japanese Language and Culture, and Film and Photographic...

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