Evening Concert Tickets

Every evening during IVC2018, special concerts are given by our Featured Artists at top-class concert venues. With some exceptions (noted below), tickets for these concerts are not included in the Congress Registration fee, and they must be ordered separately.

Due to a significant demand, we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible!
It is definitely possible that some of these concerts will sell out completely, and you don’t want to miss any of them!

IVC2018 Congress participants are offered special discount rates for these concerts, using the dedicated discount code “IVC2018”. The very generous rates for young people (up to 26 years: at €10 per ticket) are not subject to a discount code, but you need to bring a proof of age (Driver’s licence, ID card, passport) to the concert.


There are three main ways to secure tickets for these concerts:

1. On-line Purchase through the De Doelen Website

The concert tickets can be purchased on-line through the De Doelen Website. You have to create an account (if you do not already have one), in order to complete these transactions. In the list further down on this page, direct links to each concert are given. iDEAL and Credit cards accepted.

Visitors who do not speak Dutch will face the extra challenge that De Doelen website (unfortunately) is only available in Dutch language.

2. Order and Purchase via Telephone.

You can also order tickets by calling de Doelen Ticket Office: +31 10 2171717, This service is open on Monday through Saturday, from 14:00-18:00 (Central European Time). Prepare your “shopping list” in advance, and remember to quote the discount code.
Note that the Doelen Ticket Office is closed from July 15th to August 12th, so in this period you can only order through the Doelen Website (option 1. above)!

3. Off-line Reservation via e-mail

Of course, telephone is not ideal in all cases, due to long-distance rates, time zone differences and language barriers.

Therefore, as a special service to IVC2018 visitors from abroad, the Doelen Ticket Office has agreed to accept reservations by e-mail. Send an e-mail to kassa@dedoelen.nl with your order. A few format requirements for this mail:

  • Title of the mail should be “Reservation IVC2018”
  • Quote your full first name and last name
  • Include your date of birth, if you are applying for Youth ticket rates (< 27 years)
  • Clearly mention that the Discount code “IVC2018” applies
  • For each evening: How many tickets you need;
  • Note also which “Tier” (“Rang”) you wish to reserve, in case of choice
    (this only applies to the concerts on Nov 20th and Nov. 24th).
  • Be sure to request confirmation of the reservation and the total price
    (including any transaction fees)

You can then pick up and pay for the tickets at the counter in De Doelen, when you arrive in Rotterdam. Note that the Doelen Ticket Office is closed from July 15th to August 12th, so in this period you can only order through the Doelen Website (option 1. above)!


IVC2018 Evening Concerts: Links to online ticket sales and IVC special rates:

All concerts start at 20:15h in the evening, unless otherwise noted.

(*) Tickets for the concerts on Nov. 22nd and Nov. 23rd are included for Week Pass holders (only). These tickets will be provided upon your arrival at the Congress. If you don’t have (or haven’t planned to buy) an IVC2018 Week Pass, you will need to buy tickets for these two concerts.

(**) For the concerts on Nov. 20th and Nov 24th, seats are graded in different “Tiers” (Dutch: “rang”). The better seats are more expensive. For the Nov 24th concert, IVC discount applies to the 2nd Tier only, but if you want a different seat grade, you can still buy that at the regular price. The Youth rate still applies for all seats in the house. So if you’re 26 or younger, don’t be modest! Pick yourself a great seat, it will still only cost €10.

(***) The concerts on Nov. 21st, 22nd and 23rd have free seating, i.e. you can’t reserve a specific seat, you can pick any free seat when you enter the concert venue. Note: It is obviously a bad idea to arrive last-minute to these concerts, if you want a good seat.

Note about Transaction Fees:

De Doelen charges a fee for each transaction (purchase of one or more tickets). The transaction fees are:

  • Website purchase, payment with iDEAL: € 2,-
  • Website purchase, payment by credit card: € 4,-
  • Reservation by phone, payment by bank transfer: € 5,-
  • Reservation by phone or e-mail, payment at the counter: € 4,-
  • Reservation by phone, payment with iDEAL: € 3,-

To avoid unnecessary repeated transaction fees, you should order your tickets in one single shopping cart (or with a single phone call) whenever possible.