Lunchtime Concerts

Every week - with exception of the months of July and August - a Free Lunchtime Concert takes place in The Royal Concertgebouw.

Free ticket (1 ticket per person) 

For Lunchtime Concerts in the Recital Hall you will require a ticket, which is free of charge. These tickets (1 ticket per person) are available from the Entrance Hall, from 11:30 a.m. onward. As these concerts are very popular, please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to obtain your ticket. Doors to the concert hall open about 20 minutes before the Lunchtime Concert begins. For Lunchtime Concerts in the Main Hall, a ticket is not required.

Lunchtime Concerts

For many years now, free Lunchtime Concerts have been held in the Main Hall and the Recital Hall. Usually, these Lunchtime Concerts take place on Wednesdays, but please check the concert schedule as occasionally this changes. The concerts range from public rehearsals by the Concertgebouworkest, to chamber music performances by young up-and-coming artists. There are no Lunchtime Concerts in the months of July and August.

The Music

We offer a broad range of music, with something for everyone: the majority of concerts include classical music, but you can sometimes hear more modern repertoire. The concert programme is announced one week in advance on our website. The concerts are 30 minutes long and are free of charge.


  • Wednesday, october 20, 2021


    • Lunchtime Concert

      Wednesday, october 20, 2021 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall

      Finalisten Koninklijk Concertgebouw Concours 2020, Luca van der Waals (viool), Megan van Uffelen (harp)
      Finalisten Koninklijk Concertgebouw Concours 2020, Luca van der Waals (viool), Megan van Uffelen (harp), Jala Heywood (zang/contrabas), James Heywood (piano)
      Watkins, Debussy, Penderecki
      Penderecki Cadenza
      Debussy Clair de lune (uit 'Suite bergamasque', L. 75)
      Watkins Fire Dance (uit 'Petite Suite for Harp')

  • Wednesday, november 10, 2021


    • Lunchtime Concert

      Wednesday, november 10, 2021 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall

      Dutch National Opera Studio
      Dutch National Opera Studio

  • Wednesday, december 22, 2021


    • Lunchtime Concert

      Wednesday, december 22, 2021 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall

      Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest, Willem den Hartog (dirigent)
      Nederlands Jeugd Strijkorkest, Willem den Hartog (dirigent)
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