Winter concerts in Amsterdam: December, January and February

Winter concerts in Amsterdam: December, January and February

As the cold winter days in the Netherlands draw people inside, a good indoors 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.

December 2015

Bob Moses

- Date: December 2
- Where: Paradiso
- Tickets: 15 
- Genre: House
The duo Bob Moses plays warm, deep and danceable house tracks with acoustic elements.


- Date: December 6
- Where: Ziggo Dome
- Tickets: 45 - 175
- Genre: Pop
The Queen of Pop herself is known as one of the most successful live artists ever, and she’s presenting a new album! After a sold-out show on the 5th, she will do a second performance on December 6.

 Trixie Whitley

- Date: December 8
- Where: Tolhuistuin
- Tickets: 19,86 
- Genre: Alternative rock, soul, blues
Belgian-American singer-songwriter Trixie Whitley follows her father Chris Whitley's footsteps, covering his songs and presenting her own deeply soulful material.

Florence + the Machine

- Date: December 10
- Where: Ziggo Dome
- Tickets: 39 
- Genre: Indie Rock
This popular fresh band with an enchanting lead singer covers a wide field of subjects in their lyrics and gives a spirited delivery.

La Pegatina

- Date: December 10
- Where: Melkweg
- Tickets: 17,50
- Genre: Rumba catalana and ska
Spanish party music performed by energetic boys from Barcelona.

Maxïmo Park

- Date: December 11
- Where: Melkweg
- Tickets: 20
- Genre: Alternative rock
This sharp British band released five successful albums in a short period of time, and are always popular at festivals.


- Date: December 13
- Where: Ziggo Dome
- Tickets: 30 - 39
- Genre: Dance
Charismatic rapper/singer Maxi Jazz comes together with multi-instrumentalist Sister Bliss to form a world-famous British dance duo.

January 2016

New Cool Collective featuring Mark Reilly (Matt Bianco)

- Date: January 2
- Where: Paradiso
- Tickets: 17,50
- Genre: Soul, jazz and pop
Working together with Londoner Mark Reilly, this Dutch band performs groovy instrumental mood music.

Kevin Gates @ Encore

- Date: January 16
- Where: Melkweg
- Tickets: 12,50
- Genre: Hip hop
This melodious and passionate rapper is coming over from Louisiana to immortalise himself with epic tunes.


- Date: January 25
- Where: Heineken Music Hall
- Tickets: 32,50
- Genre: Singer-songwriter
Irish Hozier sings fierce and critical songs that reflect society and deep personal experiences.

The Maccabees

- Date: January 26
- Where: Paradiso
- Tickets: 25
- Genre: Indie rock
Hailing from London, The Maccabees also play Britpop, new prog and indie pop, with melodies to sway to.

Ellie Goulding

- Date: January 26
- Where: Ziggo Dome
- Tickets: 28 - 36
- Genre: Indie pop, synthpop
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ellie Goulding has some real hits to her name thanks to her experimenting with various genres and her strong voice.

February 2016


- Date: February 4
- Where: Heineken Music Hall
- Tickets: 32
- Genre: Indie rock
The upbeat music by Foals covers subjects like cultural identity and fear. They have been the headliners of many festivals and perform several hits you can really dance to.

Ennio Morricone

- Date: February 21
- Where: Ziggo Dome
- Tickets: 38,50 - 96,80
- Genre: Orchestral film music
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone brings 200 musicians and vocalists to the stage to perform top soundtrack pieces from his 60-year long music career writing music for titles like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and various films by Quentin Tarantino.

Massive Attack

- Date: February 25
- Where: Heineken Music Hall
- Tickets: 46 
- Genre: Hiphop, electronica
Bristol collective Massive Attack performs their own new sound: hiphop with soulful vocals instead of rap, influenced by reggae, dub and house.


- Date: February 28
- Where: Paradiso
- Tickets: 22
- Genre: Experimental (synth) pop
Canadian Grimes (Claire Boucher) experiments with electronica and pop music. She performs together with mysterious princess of synth pop HANA.

Alexandra van Kampen


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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