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Artists for Opening Concert of Amsterdam 750 announced

04 March 2024

Amsterdam kicks off the jubilee year Amsterdam 750 with a spectacular opening concert! On October 27, 2024, the Ziggo Dome will transform into a musical time machine. A one-time concert featuring performances by: André Hazes Jr, René Froger, S10, Sophie Straat, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Berget Lewis, Donnie, Edsilia Rombley, and the Metropole Orchestra.

The show tells the story of the city with golden oldies and popular music of today, from pop to house and from ballads to hip-hop. With the opening concert, which will be broadcast live, the birthday capital invites the whole country to celebrate the jubilee year. Pre-sale starts on March 12. Registration is available via the website


The concert is a tribute to Amsterdam and showcases how various musical and dance traditions merge into something unique that has never been seen before. Visitors will be treated to the ultimate medley of Jordaan songs, performed by stars from different generations. The Metropole Orchestra will perform dance classics while also celebrating Amsterdam’s club culture on stage. Unique archive footage and recordings by filmmaker Jerom Fischer will set the backdrop for the program. Humor is also present. Amsterdam is humorously depicted by comedian Rayen Panday, and the comedy duo Van der Laan & Woe take visitors on a whirlwind tour through the city’s history. And it promises to be a real dance spectacle with no fewer than fifty performers from ISH Dance Collective consisting of hip-hop dancers, freerunners, b-boys, skaters, BMX riders, freestyle footballers, and aerial acrobats.

Star-studded cast

These artists will all be present on October 27: André Hazes, René Froger, S10, Sophie Straat, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Berget Lewis, Donnie, Edsilia Rombley, Latifah, Niki Jacobs, Van der Laan & Woe, Metropole Orchestra, ISH Dance Collective, ZO! Gospel Choir, Gershwin Bonevacia, Rayen Panday, The National Ballet, and the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra.

One-time concert

The Opening Concert of Amsterdam 750 is a collaboration between the Metropole Orchestra, ISH Dance Collective, ZO! Gospel Choir, and executive producer Making Waves, commissioned by the City of Amsterdam. “In our view, there’s no better way to encapsulate the Amsterdam DNA than through music and dance, two art forms that have a place in every culture that Amsterdam embodies, which complement each other in all their manifestations without clashing, and can uniquely inspire, unite, and bring people together. That’s exactly what we aim to achieve with this one-time concert!” said Donna Lewis of ZO! Gospel Choir, co-initiator.

Grand start

The opening concert marks the beginning of the year in which the capital celebrates its 750th birthday. “We want to celebrate the anniversary year in grand style, and a grand opening is fitting for that. With the concert, we really want to create something that the city and the Netherlands identify with, and that invites the whole country to join in the celebration,” says Sietse Bakker, Program Director of Amsterdam 750.

Special tickets

The City of Amsterdam will make a quarter of the tickets available to Amsterdam residents who contribute to the city in a special way or are unable to purchase a ticket. For example, young people up to 26 years old with a ‘Stadspas’ (‘City Pass’) can buy a ticket at a greatly reduced rate starting from March 8. They will receive a flyer in the mail. Additionally, many Amsterdam residents who contribute to the city in a special way will receive a personal invitation in the coming period.

Act quickly

Do you want to be the first to buy tickets for this event? Then go to the website below. You have until March 11, 2024, to register. The exclusive pre-sale starts on Tuesday, March 12. Regular ticket sales begin on March 26, 2024.

Update March 12, 2024: It is no longer possible to register for the pre-sale.

Cover photo: Koen Smilde

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