Plan your visit

Venues

The Mahler Festival is taking place at various venues, not only in the halls of The Concertgebouw, but also in the Mahler Pavilion on Museumplein and a number of other locations across the city. You will also be able to enjoy the festival at home because it will be streamed live into your living room!

  • The Mahler Festival is taking place at various venues, not only in the halls of The Concertgebouw, but also in the Mahler Pavilion on Museumplein and a number of other locations across the city. You will also be able to enjoy the festival at home because it will be streamed live into your living room!

  • The Mahler Festival concerts take place in the Main Hall and Recital Hall of The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

  • During the Mahler Festival, Museumplein will be the site of a vast Mahler Pavilion. All day long, events will be held in this Pavilion, from Free Lunch Concerts to live broadcasts of the Main Hall concerts each evening. At the end of each afternoon, at 5.15 p.m., there will be a lecture about the concert that will be given in the Main Hall that evening (which can be followed in the Mahler Pavilion by live stream). During the first weekend of the Mahler Festival, a two-day symposium will be held, organised by the International Gustav Mahler Society and the Gustav Mahler Stichting Nederland, which will study in greater depth the relationship between Mahler and the texts he set to music.

  • In the rest of Amsterdam, there will also be plenty of experiences to be gained during the Mahler Festival. In the Rijksmuseum, you can visit an exhibition about Willem Mengelberg, the initiator of the first Mahler Festival in 1920. In Theater Bellevue, you can watch the lunchtime performance of ‘Mahler & Kokoschka’ by the Ulrike Quade Company. A play about the desperate love of artist Oskar Kokoschka for Alma Mahler.

  • You can also experience the Mahler Festival from the comfort of your own home! All the Main Hall concerts can be followed via live stream. You can find more information about the live streams here.

Ticket sales

There are a number of different types of ticket for sale for the Mahler Festival. Information about the various types of ticket is given below. For information about ticket sales, or to order tickets direct, you can also contact The Concertgebouw on: (00 31) (0) 20 671 83 45 (standard rates apply, available daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.).

  • There are a number of different types of ticket for sale for the Mahler Festival. Information about the various types of ticket is given below. For information about ticket sales, or to order tickets direct, you can also contact The Concertgebouw on: (00 31) (0) 20 671 83 45 (standard rates apply, available daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.).

  • You can find the concert schedule for the Main Hall and Recital Hall during the Mahler Festival here. For each concert you can see whether tickets are still available. If this is the case, you will also find on the page in question a link to The Concertgebouw’s website, where you can purchase tickets online.
  • In the schedule you will find all the events that will be taking place in the Mahler Pavilion. For each event you can see whether tickets are still available. If this is the case, you can purchase your tickets direct online via the Events page.
  • In the schedule you will find what other Mahler events will be taking place in the rest of the city during the Mahler Festival. For each event you can see where you can purchase your tickets.
  • You can also experience the Mahler Festival from the comfort of your own home! All the Main Hall concerts can be followed via live stream. You can find more information about the live streams here.

Accessibility

The accessibility of The Concertgebouw and the Mahler Pavilion on the Museumplein will be as described below:

  • The accessibility of The Concertgebouw and the Mahler Pavilion on the Museumplein will be as described below:

  • Concertgebouwplein 10
    1071 LN Amsterdam

  • The Concertgebouw is easily accessible from various train stations in Amsterdam:

    • Central Station:
      - tram 2 and 12
      - metro 52 (Noord/Zuidlijn) up to station De Pijp, transfer to tram 3 or 12
      - tram 11 (direction: Surinameplein) up to Leidesplein stop, transfer to tram 12 of 5
    • Station Zuid WTC: tram 5
    • Station Amstel: tram 12
    • Station Sloterdijk: tram 19 up to Leidseplein stop, transfer to tram 12 of 5
    • Station Muiderpoort: tram 3
    • P+R Olympisch Stadion:
      - tram 24 up to Roelof Hartplein, transfer to tram 5 or 12. Instead of this transfer: the Roelof Hartplein-stop is a five minute walk from The Concertgebouw.
      - bus 347, bus 357 and bus 397 (Connexxion)

    Please use the Van Baerlestraat stop (tram 2), or the Museumplein stop (trams 3, 5 & 12, busses). These stops are right in front of or immediately around the corner from The Concertgebouw. A taxi stand is located next to the main entrance. You can also use the Public transport travel planner

    For unlimited travel with public transport across Amsterdam (including to and from Schiphol Airport) for 1-, 2- or 3-days, you can buy an Amsterdam Travel Ticket.

  • From all directions on the A10: take exit S108 (Amstelveen) or S109 (RAI). Follow the signs to ‘Centrum’.

  • Parking near The Concertgebouw:

    • Street parking rates for The Concertgebouw neighbourhood, Monday to Saturday (free parking on Sunday):
      Per hour: € 4 (9.00 am - 12.00 midnight).
      Day pass: from € 24 (9.00 am – 7.00 pm).
      Evening pass: € 16 (7.00 pm - 12.00 midnight).
    • The car park beneath Museumplein, entrance on the Van Baerlestraat – From the ring road, take exit S108 and follow the ‘P’ signs (for ‘parking’). Cars can enter the garage until 1.00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, and until 2.30 am Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Cars can exit the garage 24 hours a day.
    • When you visit a concert in The Concertgebouw, you can receive a 17,5% discount on the rates of this car park. Get your discount-card at The Concertgebouw's box office or the cloakroom.
    • Rates: € 2 per 17 minutes. A day pass costs € 50 for 24 hours (rates without discount).
    • Disabled parking – There are seven disabled parking spots located next to the main entrance. Holders of a valid disabled parking badge, either the Landelijke Parkeerontheffing (LPO) or the European handicapped parking card (GPK) can park in these spaces free of charge.

Eating and drinking

During the Mahler Festival you will receive a warm welcome in The Concertgebouw eateries: Restaurant LIER and Café Viotta. In addition, an abundance of food and drink will be available in the area surrounding the Mahler Pavilion on Museumplein.

  • During the Mahler Festival you will receive a warm welcome in The Concertgebouw eateries: Restaurant LIER and Café Viotta. In addition, an abundance of food and drink will be available in the area surrounding the Mahler Pavilion on Museumplein.

  • During the Mahler Festival, before or after the concerts, or in the intervals, you can savour the delights of Restaurant LIER. You can enjoy the menu of the day, which will be tuned to the symphony of that particular day and accompanied by wines to match. You can find all the information you need about Restaurant LIER during the Mahler Festival here on The Concertgebouw website.
  • During the Mahler Festival you will be welcome all day long in Café Viotta to taste the most delicious coffee, the finest wines and the most appetizing dishes.
  • In the area surrounding the Mahler Pavilion, there will be an abundance of food and drink during the Mahler Festival. You will shortly be able to find more information about this on this website.