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 bought separately through the De Doelen website.

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.

Visitors who do not speak Dutch will face the extra challenge that De Doelen website (unfortunately) is only available in Dutch language. For their benefit, a special English-language guide to using the Doelen website ticket-ordering system is provided.

You can also order tickets by telephone:  +31 10 2171717 (De Doelen Ticket Office).
The ticket office 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.

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

(*) 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, 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.