Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam is a premier international conservatory and the largest music academy in the Netherlands.

All concerts organised on location are freely accessible unless otherwise specified.

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam is a division of the Amsterdam University of the Arts and offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses in classical and old music, opera, jazz and popmusic, orchestra direction and music teacher.

Conservatorium History

Although the Conservatorium van Amsterdam's history is one of many mergers, moves and reorganisations there is general consensus that its absolute origin lies in the year 1884, with the founding of the Amsterdamsch Conservatorium. The Amsterdamsch Conservatorium was founded almost simultaneously with the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, and the history of these two institutions has been entwined ever since. 

After a series of fusions with other Dutch music academies during the late 1970's till the early 21st century, the current Conservatorium van Amsterdam emerged as the largest Dutch conservatory offering education in a diversity of musical disciplines and professions. 

In 2008 the Conservatorium moved to a much needed specially built and larger location at the Oosterdokskade, near to the Amsterdam Central Station, the public library and the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. The new location was designed for both musical education and performances, with four concert halls, well equipped education spaces and several recording studios.

Conservatorium van Amsterdam calendar

Presentatie-concert Liedklas
Mon 17 Jun 2019
Lunchconcert Orgel
Tue 18 Jun 2019
Voorspeelavond Slagwerk
Tue 18 Jun 2019
Rough Diamonds Series
Tue 18 Jun 2019
Lunchconcert Klassiek
Wed 19 Jun 2019
Bibliotheekconcert Jazz
Thu 20 Jun 2019
Lunchconcert Klassiek
Thu 20 Jun 2019
Masterclass & Lecture Jimmy Halperin / The Music Of Lennie Tristano
Fri 21 Jun 2019
Concert hall


Oosterdokskade 151