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The Concertgebouw and the coronavirus

- most recent update: Friday November 26 -

The Concertgebouw asks you to await our notifications by e-mail, and not to contact us by telephone or e-mail. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. The most recent information can be found below.

Evening concerts canceled until Saturday 18 December

Due to the stricter corona measures, The Concertgebouw is canceling all evening concerts (concerts that start at 5 p.m. or later) in the period from Sunday 28 November to Saturday 18 December. The concerts on Saturday 27 November will continue. Ticket buyers of canceled concerts will be informed by e-mail as soon as possible.

Afternoon and morning concerts

The Sunday Morning Concert on Sunday 28 November and Symphony Orchestra Bellitoni's matinee on Sunday 28 November are cancelled. It is not possible for us to reduce the number of visitors to 425 (Main Hall) and 115 (Recital Hall) in such a short period of time, which is mandatory under the newly announced measures.

In the coming days we will see whether the following morning and afternoon concerts can take place within the stricter corona measures. According to these measures, we can receive a maximum of 425 visitors in the Main Hall, and 115 visitors in the Recital Hall:

  • Sunday 5 December: Edo de Waart conducts Strauss' Eine Alpensinfonie (Sunday Morning Concert)
  • Sunday 5 December 5: Authentic performance of Handel's Messiah
  • Saturday 11 December: William Christie conducts Handel (Saturday Matinee)
  • Sunday 12 December: Lucas and Arthur Jussen & RFO (Sunday Morning Concert)
  • Sunday 12 December: Sibelius' Symphony No. 6 and 7 (Concertgebouworkest)
  • Sunday 12 December: Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam
  • Saturday 18 December: Portrait Concert Patricia Kopatchinskaja (SaturdayMatinee)

Ticket buyers of these concerts will be notified as soon as possible about whether or not these concerts will take place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions about the measures that are currently in force in The Concertgebouw? View the page with frequently asked questions about our corona measures.

Mandatory corona test certificate

It is mandatory that visitors (13 years and older) show a corona test certificate or EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) at the entrance. In addition, a distance of one and a half meters from other visitors must be kept in the building. You must also wear a face mask when you move through the building.

It is not yet clear for how long the situation mentioned above will last. Visitors who have bought tickets for concerts in the upcoming period will be informed about the obligation to show a corona test certificate or EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) at the entrance. If you are unable or unwilling to show this certificate, unfortunately we cannot grant you access to the building, but you will of course get your money back.

Concerts with and without assigned seating

Most concerts that take place up to and including 31 December 2021 do not have assigned seating. For these concerts, in the case of the Main Hall, you can only choose in which section of the hall you want to sit. You can not choose specific seats. You choose your seat in the chosen section of the hall upon arrival.

For the concerts with assigned seating, you choose a row and seat number that corresponds to the row and seat numbering as you actually find it in the Main Hall or Recital Hall.

Concerts in 2022

The concerts that take place in 2022 only have assigned seating.