Muziek Gebouw aan ‘t IJ & BIM Huis
The location of the 2013 WorldPensionSummit is The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ & BIM Huis. This Amsterdam-based concert hall is one of the leading cultural podia for national & international talents. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ opened its doors to the public in the spring of 2005. The spectacular building has become Amsterdam’s Concert Hall of the 21st Century, with an exciting, contemporary programme which continually forges links with other eras, styles, cultures and art forms. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ also provides a forum for current musical developments in the form of special series, festivals, multimedia concerts and exhibitions.
A Cultural Location
The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ serves as a cultural anchor – one of the links connecting the newly developed IJ banks with the old heart of the city. The striking building, with its imposing glass façade, was designed by the Danish architects 3XN and has won various Dutch and international architectural prizes. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ consists of a multifunctional state of the art chamber music hall, several foyers for workshops and master classes, a smaller hall seating 100, and extensive conference and catering facilities.
The building also houses the Klankspeeltuin, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ ’s educational project. Jutting out from Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ is a raised ‘black box’ which contains the Bimhuis, a stage for jazz and improvised music. The Bimhuis has a comfortable auditorium with spectacular views over the old city and a spacious bar overlooking the River IJ. The two organisations are neighbours and collaborators. For more information please see www.bimhuis.nl.
Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam
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