Present Sounds is a volunteer-run website and event calendar aimed at highlighting Amsterdam’s diverse adventurous creative music scene. We’re a group of music lovers and musicians who want to make Amsterdam’s beautiful, busy world of art music more accessible to everyone.

These performance listings aim to cover a wide variety of adventurous musics and sound-based artforms across all genres as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations with dance, theatre and visual arts.

The event listings featured on Present Sounds are based on a combination of submissions and appropriate events which have been added by our team of volunteers. While we attempt to make this listing as comprehensive and all-inclusive as possible, you can help us to do this better by submitting your events to us directly.

Please click the button below to submit an event for inclusion in the Present Sounds Amsterdam calendar…

Present Sounds is updated weekly on Sunday evenings, so the submission deadline is 18:00 on the Saturday preceding the event. Early submissions are always welcome. Please direct all inquiries to .