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.
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.