Ordering single tickets


The sale of single tickets for concerts of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has started on 1 June 2015. If you order quickly, it will be possible to obtain single tickets for almost any Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra concert. Tickets can be ordered on the Internet, by telephone or at the Concertgebouw box office.

Ordering on the Internet

This website contains information about all of the orchestra’s concerts. You can also search for your concert by date in the concert agenda  or by the name of the conductor, soloist or composer in the choose your concert section. Then click on the tickets button and follow the steps in the ordering process to complete your order. 


You will receive a confirmation e-mail which contains the link to a PDF file with your ticket. Please note: the confirmation e-mail is not your ticket, the PDF document is. You can also access your tickets by logging on to your account. In order to be able to open and print the PDF file you will need the Adobe Acrobat program. When you attend the concert, please bring a printed copy of each e-ticket you have purchased.
For e-tickets the Concertgebouw charges an administration fee of € 2,50 per transaction.

Tickets by post

Receiving tickets by post: Your tickets will be sent to you within a few days of ordering, provided you have got a postal address in the Netherlands. If the concert takes place within 5 days of your order, your tickets will be kept at The Concertgebouw box office for you to collect. If you have got a postal address outside the Netherlands, your tickets will be kept for you at the box office regardless of the date you ordered them.
For paper tickets the Concertgebouw charges an administration fee of € 4,00  per transaction.

Payment is possible using iDEAL, AMEX, Visa, MasterCard or a podiumkaart pass. Tickets will be sent to you in good time. If the concert takes place within five days or if you live outside the Netherlands, the tickets will be set aside for you at the box office.

Ordering by telephone

You can book your tickets by telephone on any day between 10.00 and 17.00 by calling the Concertgebouw line: 0900 671 83 45 (€ 1 per call). Tickets ordered by telephone must be paid for and/or collected within one week of booking. Tickets ordered for a concert that will take place within one week must be paid for on booking or collected at the latest 45 minutes before the start of the concert.

For all bookings by telephone, the Concertgebouw charges a surcharge for administration costs: € 5.00 by post or € 4.50 for e-tickets.

Ordering at the Concertgebouw box office

The Concertgebouw box office is open from Monday to Friday from 13.00 to 19.00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00. From 19.00, the box office is open for the sale of tickets for that evening only.

Extra ticket information

Sprint Seats

Last-minute Tickets for Young People Thirty and Under
Forty-five minutes before every concert given by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, young people aged thirty and under may purchase so-called Sprint Seats for €15.00 at the Box Office. Sprint Seats may be purchased only upon presentation of proper identification, may not be reserved and are non-transferable. In certain cases, the management may decide to restrict the number of Sprint Seats available.

Discount Cards

Holders of the CJP (Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort) or other discount cards must present these when purchasing tickets, and when gaining admission to concerts. Entrée members can take advantage of the Entrée selection of RCO concerts for €10. For more information about Entrée, log on to http://www.concertvrienden.nl/entree/.

Last-minute Tickets for Sold-out Concerts

Even for sold-out concerts, tickets may still become available the day of the concert. You can purchase these tickets directly at the Concertgebouw Box Office or reserve them over the phone up until 5.00 p.m. If a concert is completely sold out, the Box Office employees will assign numbers an hour and fifteen minutes before the concert for the purchase of uncollected reserved tickets.

Exchanging tickets

Do you have a concert ticket but would you prefer to attend a concert on a different day? You can offer to swap your ticket(s) using the exchange service. It is not possible to exchange tickets at the box office.

Diner at the Spiegelzaal

Before the concerts in the series B and two concerts in the series E it is possible to enjoy a dinner in the Spiegelzaal. To order, please use the online form or contact the Concertgebouwlijn: 0900 671 83 45 (€ 1 per call) between 10.00 and 17.00.

All transactions carried out via this website are subject to the General Terms and Conditions of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Together, the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Royal Concertgebouw, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum present the Museumplein Ticket.

The ticket guarantees quick access to the three musea, and to concerts by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra or any other concert of your choice in The Concertgebouw. The Museumplein Ticket costs € 90,- and is for sale at several five-star hotels in Amsterdam and at the box office of the Concertgebouw.