During the summer, restaurant LIER will be open on evenings when two concerts take place in the Main Hall. We work with two different shifts: one at 4:30 pm (for the 7:00 pm concert) and one at 7:00 pm (for the 9:15 pm concert).

LIER is The Concertgebouw's restaurant. The restaurant offers classic French cuisine with a contemporary touch, prepared with local, seasonal ingredients. With a dinner at LIER, your visit to the Concertgebouw will be complete.

LIER is on the first floor of the Pleinfoyer, above the main entrance of the Concertgebouw. We are delighted to tell you more about the restaurant, the menu and our reservation policy below.

How to reserve a table at LIER

Reservations can be made via the reservation form below, you pay in the restaurant after your diner. Please note: your personal data is covered by the privacy policy of Vermaat, with Resengo as sub-processor, instead of The Concertgebouw.

For groups of 6 or more people, you can only make a reservation by e-mail to

LIER menu

LIER's menu features classic French bistro dishes with a contemporary touch. Our chef is mindful of people and the environment and works with fresh, local and seasonal produce as much as possible. We offer you a choice of a two or three course dinner.

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It goes without saying that our culinary brigade will always take into account any dietary needs and/or allergies you or anyone in your party may have. If you want to add specific wishes to your reservation, you can enter these during the ordering process under 'Anything we should know?'. We cannot guarantee specific tables in the restaurant, but we will do our utmost to comply with your wishes as much as possible.

About Restaurant LIER

You can find Restaurant LIER on the first floor of the Pleinfoyer, above the main entrance of the Concertgebouw. This is a place where the past and present meet in different ways: from the architecture to the interior design, and from traditional hospitality to signature culinary dishes.

The name of the restaurant refers to the musical instrument in the Concertgebouw's logo: the lyre, which is 'lier' in Dutch. In Ancient Greece this instrument accompanied poets (hence the word 'lyrical') and later in history became a symbol for music in general.

Ever since the opening of the Concertgebouw in 1888, the lyre adorns the roof of the Main Hall. The 'Concertgebouw Picture Book' published for donors in 1964, contains an ode to the lyre: 'The lyre on the roof: a musical beacon in the beloved cityscape. (...) Under this roof, people create beauty in sounds to be enjoyed by other people.' Now, it's impossible to imagine the roof of the Concertgebouw without the golden lyre.


Restaurant LIER
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam

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