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Heineken Music Hall
Exterior of venue (c.2011)
Former names Heineken Music Hall (2001-16)
Address Arena Boulevard 590
1101 DS Amsterdam
Location Amsterdam-Zuidoost
Owner Government of Amsterdam
Operator Live Nation
Capacity 5,500
Opened 1 February 2001 (2001-02-01)
Construction cost 30 million
Venue Website

AFAS Live (originally known as the Heineken Music Hall) is a concert hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands, near the Amsterdam ArenA (Amsterdam South-East). The big hall has a capacity of 5500 and is 3000 m²; a smaller hall (for after parties) has a capacity of 700.

The venue was specially designed for amplified music by architect Frits van Dongen of Architekten Cie. The building was constructed between 1996 and 2001,[1] and cost €30 million.

On September 16, 2016 it was announced that the name will be changed to AFAS Live on 1 January 2017.[2]


Year Date Artist Tour Support act(s)
2003 March 17 Avril Lavigne Try to Shut Me Up Tour Our Lady Peace
2004 September 30 Bonez Tour Simple Plan
2007 November 21 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad Tour Ciara
David Jordan
2011 March 17 Kylie Minogue Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour
2015 March 2 Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour Tour Kwabs
2016 June 16 Little Mix Get Weird Tour Philippa Hanna
October 27 Fifth Harmony The 7/27 Tour Aleem
November 15 Twenty One Pilots Emotional Roadshow World Tour[3] Bry


  1. ^ Groenendijk, Paul; Vollaard, Piet (2006). Architectuurgids Nederland: 1900-2000. 010 Publishers. p. 293. ISBN 9789064505737. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Heineken Music Hall wordt AFAS Live" [Heineken Music Hall is AFAS Live]. Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (in Dutch). Publieke Omroep. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
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Coordinates: 52°18′43″N 4°56′40″E / 52.3120°N 4.9444°E / 52.3120; 4.9444