This is one of the most popular venues in Amsterdam. A converted church now serves a more eclectic congregation of ravers, jazz freaks, rock fans, performance artists and more. The main hall has a great dance floor and balcony. Other halls in the basement and top floor host djs and jam sessions into the morning hours. A monthly membership fee is added to tickets, which are usually very reasonably priced.

Municipal House Prague (Obecní Dům)

Municipal House (Obecní Dům) – Náměstí Republiky 5, Praha 1, Staré Město, Tel: +420 222 002 101, Fax: +420 222 002 100.

Considered by many to be the finest example of Art Nouveau architecture in Prague, the Obecní Dům is a first-rate concert venue.

Home to the Prague Symphony Orchestra and offers lots of Strauss, Mozart and Brahms, as well as works by Mendelssohn, Wagner and Dvořák.

Nationale Opera & Ballet (Muziek Theater)

On the Waterlooplein is the modern City Hall and Nationale Opera & Ballet (Muziek Theater) complex, which looms over the Inner Amstel River.

Aside from all the city’s business, this place is for the arts, and regular performances of ballet, opera and classical music are offered. The seasonal series of tickets make this affordable, otherwise it can be pricey – but all of Amsterdam society will be out for these performances, which should make for an amusing experience.