Bimhuis, Amsterdam

4.5
#71 of 285 in Nightlife in Amsterdam
Jazz Bar · Concert / Show
The Bimhuis is a concert hall for jazz and improvised music in Amsterdam.

With an average of 150 performances a year the Bimhuis is the main stage for these musical genres in the Netherlands. In 2017 it was also a host for the 17th edition of the Sonic Acts Festival.

The Bimhuis was founded in 1973 and opened on October 1 1974. Until the summer of 2004 it was located at Oude Schans 73–77 in the centre of the city. Since January 2005 it is housed in a new building at the Piet Heinkade 3, next to the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, on the southern bank of the IJ river.
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  • Excellent venue but a bit tricky to reach by foot. Quit a walk from central town. That said, great sound, seating. Good bar.  more »
  • Within walking distance of Central Amsterdam/station. Good acoustics and good musicianship. I visited the workshop session for musicians which is free.... there were some "off the wall" jazz...  more »
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  • Wow, if you are a music lover you have to take part once in a Bimhuis concert. The acoustic is great and the space its perfectly made for music. Highly recommend it. They have a nice bar with anise panorama near the concert hall. Easy to access it from Amsterdam Central.
  • Great live jazz. According to the musicians themselves it's is one of the greatest venues in the world. All the top names in the world of jazz play here. But, also a place to spot new cats on the block and local talent. Two restaurants on site and a good bar that often has good djs following the main act. Concerts start at 8.30. Sometimes there's a break, sometimes not. Unfortunately that is never listed. Main concerts end around 10.30.

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