Anouk at Symphonica in Rosso
Anouk, one of the Netherlands' most popular female singers and who will be the Dutch entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, will headline the Symphonica in Rosso concert. Accompanying her is the symphony orchestra Guido's Orchestra.
GelreDome, Arnhem, October 16.
Time for Dreams is the title of the latest show featuring fifty horses, among them Arabs, Lusitanos, Shetland ponies and Shires. They are surrounded by people, music, dance, stunts and lighting effects.
Ahoy, Rotterdam, November 30 (matinee and evening) and December 1 (matinee).
Death In Venice
The English National Opera performs Benjamin Britten's musically rich and complex opera based on Thomas Mann's novella. It is elaborately and brilliantly staged by Deborah Warner. Edward Gardner conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
Muziektheater, Amsterdam, July 3, 5 and 7 (matinee).
Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are back on tour performing old repertoire and two new songs. Their 1977 album Rumours is still the eighth highest selling of all time.
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, October 7.
In The New Houdini, one of the world's greatest illusionists presents a new version of his spectacular show which includes several of Houdini's old tricks. Klok has added new illusions, in many of which he makes girls disappear and reappear at lightning speed. One of the highlights is Klok 'flying' across the stage on invisible strings and through a hoop.
Theater Carré, Amsterdam, July 16 to August 25
Hiswa on Water
The boat show on the water features three islands: Luxury for the very rich, Pleasure for families and friends and Adventure with speed and adrenaline for the youngsters.
NDSM-werf, Amsterdam Noord, September 3 to 8.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
There are over 300 documentaries in the main programme, which has not yet been finalised.
The festival includes several awards sections: for documentaries of 60 minutes running time or more, for documentaries under 60 minutes, for those under 30 minutes, for the best debut and the best student film, and the audience award.
Pathé Tuschinski and other venues, Amsterdam, November 20 to December 1.
The international contemporary dance festival kicks off with Alaska by the choreographer and film-maker Gunilla Heilborn, who combines movement, film and performance in her work. For this piece she works with eleven dancers from the Göteborgs Operans Danskompani.
Akram Khan closes the festival with his new work iTMOi (in the mind of igor). The Igor in question is Stravinsky and Khan investigates the way in which the Russian composer changed classical music.
Stadsschouwburg and other locations around the Leidseplein, Amsterdam, July 2 to 13.
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
The legendary jazz trio is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
De Doelen, Rotterdam, July 4.
He will be singing new songs from the latest album Old Ideas and classics from his back catalogue, hopefully including Suzanne and Hallelujah.
Ahoy, Rotterdam, September 18.
Military music from an international line-up of marching bands, which include the Netherlands Police Orchestra and The Hague Highland Pipe Band. This year's event celebrates 60 years of the Royal Airforce and 525 years of the Marines.
Ahoy, Rotterdam, September 26 to 29.
North Sea Jazz Festival
One of the world's foremost jazz festivals also features music ranging from blues to salsa with a line-up of international singers and instrumentalists. Among the acts announced so far are Santana, John Legend and Sting.
Ahoy, Rotterdam, July 12. 13 and 14.
A Dutch-language version of the stadium show of Peter Pan. It's certainly spectacular with its visual magic and special effects, but the distance between the action and the audience is a problem. The main characters are Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook, with Tinkerbell narrating the story. They are supported by a huge cast of acrobats, stuntmen and women, dancers and magicians.
Ahoy, Rotterdam, October 26 and 27 (matinee).
The South African political satirist is back on the road with a new show, which he plays for just one night in the Netherlands. Uys is fascinating to watch as he transforms himself into various female characters while keeping up a stream of biting criticism on his own country and the state of the world.
He talks in a mixture of English, South African and Dutch.
Theater Carré, Amsterdam, July 1..
Robbie Williams brings his Take The Crown tour to the Netherlands. He sings numbers from the new album such as the hit single Candy as well as old favourites such as Let Me Entertain You.
Arena, Amsterdam, July 13.
Robeco Summer Nights
This year's summer series of concerts featuring classical, pop and jazz music includes Opera Zuid singing Puccini's Tosca, Kurt Elling singing Sinatra, bariton Thomas Oliemans singing Schubert, the Netherlands Symphony orchestra playing John Williams' scores for Star Wars and Harry Potter, Dulce Pontes singing fado and pianist Cor Bakker accompanying soprano Claron McFadden.
The closing concert is a performance of Beethoven's 9th symphony by the Residentie Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Renes.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, June 29 to August 31.
Original members Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill celebrate nearly thirty years of hits, starting with 1985's Don't You (Forget About Me).
Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, November 20 and 21.
Formerly known as Snoop Dogg, the new alias came after his recent conversion to the Rastafari movement. Snoop Lion's latest album, Reincarnated, is also a change of direction to reggae rhythms.
Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, August 6.
The Wall Live
Roger Waters brings his audio-visual masterpiece back to the Netherlands. The music remains compelling and is accompanied on stage by giant puppets, projections, pyrotechnics and big white bricks.
Arena, Amsterdam, September 8.
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