Top Choice Live Music in The Hague

Paard van Troje

This emporium has an eclectic program of live music – from classical concerts to metal, blues, roots, reggae and soul – as well as Dutch spoken-word poetry, and club nights, such as hip hop and dance. Check the onli…
Cinema in Centrum


Since the ribbon was cut in 1909, this legendary Rotterdam cinema has had bit-part roles as a music venue, a theatre and even as a hospital. Renovated in 2016, when it reopened as KINO, it now houses four cinemas, a…
Live Music in Centrum


Hosting bands from all genres, Annabel is a choice mid-sized live music venue that also hosts regular dance nights. Club Transport, which is located directly underneath, is reputed to have the best sound system in t…
Live Music in Noord

Bird Jazz Club

Jazz but also soul, hip hop, funk and electronica all get a run at Bird, named for American jazz saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker; check the online agenda to see who's playing and prepurchase tickets. Its excellent…
Live Music in Leiden

Café de WW

On Friday and Saturday, live rock in this glossy scarlet bar can expand to an impromptu stage in the alley with crowds trailing up to the main street. On other nights DJs play. Though the emphasis is on the music, t…
Live Music in Westen


Live concerts Monday and Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons. The evening performances are scorching: everything from hot jazz to fast and funky Brazilian and salsa. There are regular jazz jam sessions (and an exce…
Live Music in Centrum


Music here has a try-anything, do-anything vibe. Media mash-ups, performance art and experimental music are some of the more mundane events. It's part of the Kunstblock artistic hub.
Theatre in Centrum


Rotterdam's main cultural centre, the Schouwburg, has a changing calendar of dance, theatre and drama. Check out the intriguing light fixtures with red necks out the front.
Classical Music in Centrum

De Doelen

Home venue of the renowned Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, a sumptuous concert hall that seats 2200, De Deolen is also renowned for its jazz and world-music concerts.
Live Music in Leiden

De Twee Spieghels

Live jazz takes to the stage at this intimate wine bar at least four nights a week; check the agenda to see what's coming up. Concerts are free.