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Muziekgebouw Amsterdam

Concert Hall Development in The Netherlands design by 3XN Architects, Denmark

Date built: 2005

Design: 3XN Architects

The Music Building

Muziekgebouw Amsterdam: Dutch concert hall building
photo Alan Mason

post updated 12 Jan 2021

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ

Muziekgebouw Amsterdam photos © Adrian Welch:


Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ – Internal images:
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Music Building on the IJ is the main concert hall for contemporary classical music on the IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The building opened in 2005 and is located above the IJtunnel, a ten-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal station.

This interesting contemporary building was designed by Danish architects 3XN. The Bimhuis is part of and partly integrated in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ – External images:
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The building has received the following architectural prizes:

The Grand Jury Piewie Prize (2006)
Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence, category Europe (2006)
Ballekes in tomat

Muziekgebouw – more internal photos:

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Before the Muziekgebouw there was Muziekcentrum de IJsbreker located at the Weesperzijde. This facility got shut down and replaced by the Muziekgebouw. Just like the IJsbreker the venue primarily focuses on contemporary classical music, while the Bimhuis is mainly focused on contemporary jazz music.

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ has one large concert space, but also a smaller one that is also used for conferences, talk, exhibitions. Concerts also take place at various other locations in the building such as the atrium and on the three large balconies above the restaurant. Expositions of installations and sound art are programmed at this location too.

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Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

020 7882010

Muziekgebouw design : 3XN Architects

Location: Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

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