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AFAS Live

Arena boulevard 590, 1101 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 409 7979
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I'm not impressed with the bar not taking cash...

We went to go see The 1975 here in June after travelling from Ireland. It's not a bad venue, quite... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Madison C
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London, United Kingdom
Not good for seated events

This is a good venue for concerts which do not have seating on the floor. Good acoustics too. For... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
TPAT75
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Oulu, Finland
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Since 2001 AFAS Live, Amsterdam venue, lives up to her credo 'Live will never be the same!'. The concept, which is internationally refreshing, offers over 600.000 visitors a year an unforgettable night out. In 2001 the doors of the location opened as Heineken Music Hall and in 2017 its name changed to AFAS Live, AFAS Software is the new sponsor.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Arena boulevard 590, 1101 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We went to go see The 1975 here in June after travelling from Ireland. It's not a bad venue, quite intimate in comparison to the kinds of venues the band play in the UK and Ireland but the bar doesn't take cash or card! You...More

Thank Madison C
Reviewed May 30, 2017

This is a good venue for concerts which do not have seating on the floor. Good acoustics too. For concerts which have seats on the floor it's not very good, however, because the floor is completely flat. So if a tall person is sitting in...More

Thank TPAT75
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Heineken Music Hall is located next to Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena Station so it is very easy to reach by train. There are few restaurant and cafe options around the concert hall. The venue is generally home to the concerts by mid-size groups. I watched 4...More

1  Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

If you set out to design the most perfectly laid out concert venue with the best sound system possible then the Heineken music hall is what you'd end up with. Everything about the place is absolutely perfect. The token currency system is a little confusing...More

Thank Dublin1400
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I went for the first time to the Hieneken Music Hall see Cesar Milan and it was a pretty horrible experience. Corridors are narrow and can't accomodate the enormous crowd coming out of the hall. Food and drinks are only sold by tokens which can...More

1  Thank Dheera1
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This venue has an excellent sound system, probably the best in the Netherlands. All facilities are as they should be. Free, not too busy toilets, and most concerts there are free cloackrooms. For drinks, they have their own coin system: 10€ for 7 coins, normal...More

2  Thank simon190
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Be twice for two separate concerts both times been an enjoyable experience easy to get to by public transport

Thank Jye_1
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Went to Amsterdam to see the Pixies and we were amazed at the size of the venue. And despite the huge capacity and warehouse-style layout, the sound quality was fantastic. The venue sits in the shadow of the Amsterdam Arena football stadium and next to...More

1  Thank StefLachHack
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Watched Axwell ^ Ingrosso with a friend of mine and it was lots of fun. Two bars are located inside the concert venue and 2 bars outside which minimizes that wait time to purchase drinks. Would be good if they added more token stations because...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Great venue. Enjoyable night here. Would recommend. Tokens are a bit painful, but can be refunded at the door exitting, just need to ask the right person. Staff not always helpful, but plenty of them.

Thank Thomas C
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jeanetteweeks
March 24, 2017|
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Sorry should read 'concerts'!
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Nicky R
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Solodam J | Reviewed this property |
the big concert hall has some range. the black box is the first two group zit, it means the good place that you probably could see the concert very good and the tribune is behind the black box, another group. Check it self... More
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Diane G
May 1, 2016|
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Response from Adriana P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would not stay around the Heineken Music Hall. It's not a nice area, there's nothing to do and see, just some junk food places. It is a particularly nasty area in my opinion. I would stay around the Leidseplein area... More
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