The venue: Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ

The Muziekgebouw – founded in 2005 – is the most important stage in the Netherlands for contemporary music. It offers more than 250 concerts per season in a great variety of genres including classical and electronic music, global and jazz.  The full name of the building is ‘Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ’ — a music building at the IJ, referring to the river behind Central Station. The banks of the IJ are being re-purposed and re-developed, and the visually stunning concert hall is a welcome addition to Amsterdam’s waterfront. Not only for visiting concerts, but also for attending great business events such as the Tactile Reading Conference.

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The outside of the building of the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

The building was designed by the Danish architectural firm 3XN and has won various Dutch and international architectural prizes. It consists of a multifunctional state of the art 725 seats chamber music hall, several foyers for workshops and master classes, a smaller hall seating 100, and extensive conference and catering facilities. The ceiling, walls, chairs and floor of our main concert hall are all flexible and moveable, which makes it a very suitable hall for intimate chamber music as well as bigger ensembles and business events such as the Tactile Reading Conference.

The Muziekgebouw is lauded for its great acoustics, and guests tend to agree that — as the venue promotes itself — it is the ‘Concert Hall of the 21st Century.’


  • All rooms are wheelchair accessible. If you want to use a wheelchair space, please inform the organisation by e-mail.
  • People with a hearing impairment can use a wireless in-ear system. You can collect this equipment from the cloakroom.
  • There is, among other things, an adapted elevator and an adapted toilet.


Piet Heinkade 1  
1019 BR Amsterdam 
The Netherlands

For questions about the venue:

Telephone: +31(0)20 - 788 2000 / 2010  
E-mail: post@muziekgebouw.nl

Getting there

The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ is easily accessible and is situated close to the city centre:

  • By foot: approx. 15 minutes from Central Station
  • Tram 26, stop ‘Muziekgebouw / Bimhuis’. The pedestrian crossing takes you to the entrance of the Muziekgebouw. The entrance is accessed by a steap walkway. If you want to avoid this walkway, walk 75 metres to the right, past the Passenger Terminal. Then make a left U-turn onto the parallel road, back towards the main entrance of the Muziekgebouw on the ground floor.
  • By car: 5 minutes from the A10 ring road motorway
  • Parking garage 'Piet Hein Garage' directly underneath the neighbouring Passenger Terminal Amsterdam with direct indoor access to the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. Paid disabled parking spaces are available. 


The Tactile Reading and Graphics organization does not mediate in accommodation bookings. We do like to offer you some hotel suggestions in the vicinity of de conference venue.

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