The starting time specified in the events calendar is the time that the doors open. For most concerts, the complete time schedule is announced in the events calendar at least one week in advance. Showtimes are always subject to change.
As the length of a concert is determined by the artist, we are unable to specify an end time for concerts. In most cases the main act will take a maximum of 1.5 hours. Club nights usually end at 4.00 or 5.00 am. The duration of films and theatre shows are specified in the calendar.
At the Melkweg our House Rules (PDF) apply. Melkweg visitors are also subject to the General Terms and Rules for Visitors of Venues and Festivals of the Dutch Association of Music Venues and Festivals (PDF, 2 MB).
There is no age restriction for concerts and other performances, unless specified otherwise. If you are aged 15 or under, we do advise you to be accompanied by someone who is 18 or older.
At club nights, an age restriction of 16+ or 18+ applies. If no age restriction is specified in the events calendar, the night is 16+.
Films with an age restriction are also indicated as such in the events calendar.
Melkweg is accessible to everybody. Events in our concert halls are generally standing. If you need a seat due to medical reasons, please contact us in advance, and we are happy to arrange a chair for you.
The halls do not have designated wheelchair spaces, but our staff can easily assist in finding a suitable space. Please note: at busy or sold-out events your view may be limited. We therefore prefer you to contact us in advance, so we can provide sufficient information and assistance on the night. There are a number of disabled parking spaces in the vicinity of the Melkweg.
Visitors that are 18 years or over are allowed to purchase and consume alcohol. In Melkweg we use wristbands as a proof of age: Are you between 18 and 25 years old? Get your wristband at the box office, the security at the entrance or at the wristband desk (on presentation of a valid ID). In this way our bar crew can easily see that you are 18 years or older. Please note: It is prohibited to purchase and pass on alcohol to visitors who are under 18. Any evidence of this will deny you entry. This also applies to the visitor who accepted the alcoholic beverage.
Melkweg supports the covenant prevention of hearing damage music sector and the campaign I Love My Ears, because we think it is important that you can enjoy music as long as possible. With high sound pressures, it is important to use protection. In Melkweg earplugs are available! For more information about sound and hearing protection, please refer to the website of ILoveMyEars and the website of the National Hearing Foundation.
You can use our lockers to store your belongings. One locker can hold 1 to 2 jackets. To close the locker you have to insert a € 2 coin. At each hall we have a change machine where you can buy a € 2 coin by card (cashless) or where you can change cash. This service is also available with our service staff. Note: it can be busy during a sold out program, so it is useful to bring a € 2 coin. Large items can be handed in at the service counter on the ground floor for € 2 or € 3 per item, depending on the size. We recommend to leave very large items such as musical instruments or roller cases at home or to store them in a safe at the station.
In our Privacy Statement (Dutch) we describe how we deal with personal information of the visitors of our website: www.melkweg.nl and buyers of tickets of the by us (co-) organized other events. Melkweg visitors are also subject to the General Terms and Rules for Visitors of Venues and Festivals of the Dutch Association of Music Venues and Festivals (PDF, 2 MB).
Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regarding complaints: we are committed to treating all complaints fairly and thoroughly. Therefore an internal investigation of the situation is often required first, before we can send you a substantiated response. We strive to send a personal response within 14 days.
The easiest way to purchase tickets is via the ‘Tickets’ link provided next to each event in Events. Our box office sells both presale tickets and tickets on the day. You can also go to several presale addresses (an amount of € 2,44 per ticket is charged at these adresses).
Please Note: Melkweg.nl and Ticketmaster.nl are the only official online ticket selling points. Any other websites offering tickets are re-sellers. You often pay a much higher price and risk buying tickets that are invalid.
On weekdays, our box office opens at 12.00 and during the weekend at 16.30.
Our box office closes towardsthe end of the last event of that day, and at the latest at 3.00am. When there are no events scheduled on weekdays, the box office closes at 18.00. If there are no events scheduled during the weekend, the box office remains closed. Exceptions on the mentioned opening times are communicated in the agenda. The box office is located at the main entrance on the Lijnbaansgracht.
Purchasing tickets in the presale will require an additional service cost of 15% of the ticket price. Our online and box office (presale) tickets have no further additional fees. Postal bookings or purchases at other presale addresses will also include an additional distribution fee.
For most clubnights there is an adjusted door sales price. If this is the case, this is stated on our website. This price applies from half an hour before the start of the relevant clubnight.
A cinema and theatre discount is given to CJP, Stadspas and 65+ card holders, when presented with a valid ID. The discount varies per event and is specified in the events calendar. CJP card holders also receive a discount on the Year Membership.
Discount or free entrance with a Cineville card varies per film and is specified in the events calendar. You can find more information about Cineville on www.cineville.nl.
You cannot make reservations for cinema and theatre, but you can buy tickets in the presale via our website with no additional service costs.
If an event is cancelled, the amount paid for the tickets including service costs and memberships (if applicable) will be automatically refunded by Ticketmaster to the bank account or credit card used for the purchase. Credit card refunds should take no longer than 3 weeks. Please note: You can only expect an automatic refund if you have purchased your tickets online via Ticketmaster.nl. Did you purchase a hard copy Ticketmaster ticket? Please find the information about requesting a refund over here. Shipping fees will not be refunded.
In case an event is rescheduled, already purchased tickets and memberships remain valid on the newly scheduled date. If you are unable to attend the event on the new date, you can request a refund up until one day prior to the new event date via this form on Ticketmaster.nl. The amount paid for the tickets including service costs and memberships (if applicable) will be refunded to the bank account or credit card used for the purchase.
In case an event is indicated as sold out on our website, there really are no more tickets available. We strongly advise against purchasing tickets via other websites than Melkweg.nl or Ticketmaster.nl. Any other websites offering tickets are re-sellers. You often pay a much higher price and risk buying tickets that are invalid. For further information on ticket reselling, please go to Weet Waar Je Koopt (in Dutch).
Melkweg is a non-profit organization with cultural and social objectives. Purchasing a membership alongside your ticket allows Melkweg to provide a broad cultural programme, with plenty of room also for new talent. Most events require a Melkweg membership. This is always specified in the events calendar. A membership costs € 4 and is valid for a month. You can purchase the membership directly with your ticket on Ticketmaster or separately on this page.
If you are a frequent visitor at the Melkweg, it is easier and cheaper to become a Year Member for € 25 per year. Besides being a member, a year membership also gives you lots of special offers, such as free admission to numerous concerts, club nights and shows, as well as discounts for certain club nights, cinema and theatre. More info on the Year Member page.
We handle the information you enter on this site and/or the information that we receive from our ticketingpartner Ticketmaster with great care. You can read more about this in our Privacy Statement.
You can buy Melkweg Giftcards on the website of Ticketmaster. These giftcards are only available online, and can also be used exclusively online, so not at our cash register. The giftcards are available between: 10 till 250 euro. You can buy a digital or a physical giftcard. The digital giftcard will be send by e-mail, the physical giftcard by post.