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TICKET SALES 

Tickets for individual concerts
Please check our concert agenda for an overview of our concerts. Tickets for concerts in Naarden can be bought via our website.
For our other concerts, tickets are sold through the respective concert hall, and you will be redirected to their website in order to book tickets (provided that ticket sales have started at the concert hall concerned).

How do I order tickets?
• You can order tickets via bachvereniging.nl/concerts
Log in with your e-mail address and password (new customers need to create an account first)
• Select the concert of your choice
• Choose your seats
• You can pay by iDeal or credit card
• You will immediately receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to download your tickets; tickets can also be sent to you by post.

Payment information
Tickets for series and individual concerts can be paid for directly through iDeal (Dutch bank accounts only) or credit card (MasterCard or VISA).  Payment by American Express or by direct debit is not ppossible. Tickets by post are subject to a € 4 surcharge for administration and postage costs. For e-tickets, there is no extra charge.

Youth rate
For our concerts in Naarden* there is a youth rate up to 16 years of age for € 12.50 and a CJP rate up to 26 years of age for € 17.50. Choose the correct discount rate when buying your tickets. You can then attend the concert on presentation of an ID card or CJP pass.
*excl. the St Matthew Passion.

Exchanging or cancelling ticketsHave you ordered tickets for a concert by the Bach Society in Grote Kerk Naarden? Then you can only exchange your tickets for another concert in Grote Kerk Naarden for which regular ticket sales have already started.* Unfortunately, we cannot  give refunds. Please contact our Communication & Ticket Sales Department no later than two working days before the concert. Did you purchase your tickets through a concert hall? Then you cannot exchange or cancel your tickets via the Bach Society. In this case, please contact the concert hall where you bought your tickets.

* With the exception of tickets for the St Matthew Passion; unfortunately we cannot take back or resell these for you. You can make someone else happy with the tickets, or offer them for sale on our website. In this way, you can resell your tickets directly to other interested parties (whom we refer to the relevant page), without the intervention of the Bach Society. Our resale service. (Only available in Dutch).

Wheelchair spaces
Wheelchair spaces are available for all concerts in Naarden. It is not possible to book them online, even for series. Due to limited availability, they must be reserved by contacting our Communication & Ticket Sales department on telephone number +31 (0)30 - 251 3413 (openinghours Box Office).

Lost your tickets?
Can't find your tickets anymore? You can download your e-tickets again in your own account on bachvereniging.nl. Do you have paper tickets? Send an e-maill to info@bachvereniging.nl or contact our Communication & Ticket Sales Department by phone +31 (0)30 - 251 3413.(openinghours Box Office).

Seating plans
On our website, you can find the seating plans of TivoliVredenburg, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and the Grote Kerk Naarden (NB: the St Matthew Passion has a separate seating plan).

YOUR CONCERT VISIT

Concertinformation
Once you have purchased your ticket from the Bach Society, you will receive an e-mail with concert information about two days in advance. It contains all the start, intermission and end times of the concert and any special details.

Numbered seats or free seating
A ticket for a numbered seat guarantees a specific seat. If tickets are sold with a free seating arrangement, you can choose your own seat. In that case, make sure you arrive well in advance of the concert.

Accessibility for disabled visitors
For our concerts in Naarden, we have special wheelchair spaces, there is a disabled toilet in the church and there are three disabled parking spaces in Naarden-Vesting, at Adriaan Dortsmanplein: two at Kooltjesbuurt and one at Gasthuisstraat (next to the Town Hall). For the St Matthew Passion on Good Friday, you will need a special drive-through permit, which you can obtain by contacting our Communication & Ticket Sales Department. Our concerts in Naarden are not amplified and unfortunately there is no hearing loop in the Grote Kerk.

ST. MATTHEW PASSION IN NAARDEN

Ticket sales for the St. Matthew Passion 2023 in Naarden have started.
How do I order tickets?
• You can order tickets via bachvereniging.nl/concerts
Log in with your e-mail address and password (new customers need to create an account first)
• Select the concert of your choice
• Choose your seats
• You can pay by iDeal or credit card
• You will immediately receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to download your tickets; tickets can also be sent to you by post.

St. Matthew Passion 2024
Single ticket sales for the 2023-2024 season will start on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Friends of the Netherlands Bach Society get priority for two weeks and can order on Monday 8 May 2023 at 10:00 AM.
Series sales for the 2023-2024 season will start on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Friends of the Netherlands Bach Society get priority for two weeks and can order a series on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 10:00 am.* You can order your series until September 1, 2023.
*excl. Good Friday, this concert is not part of a serie.

Exchange or cancel tickets
Do you have concert tickets left for the St. Matthew Passion in Naarden, or are you unable to attend? Unfortunately, we cannot take back your tickets or resell them for you, not even at the box office prior to the concert. You can make someone else happy with your tickets, or offer them for sale on our website. In this way you can resell your tickets directly to other interested parties (whom we refer to the relevant page), without the intervention of the Bach Society. Our resale service. (Only available in Dutch).

View on stage
The 1st gold and 1st rank seats are close to the stage. On the 2nd to 5th ranks you are seated further from the stage and your view may be obstructed, for example by pillars, the choir fence or the fence around the baptismal garden. Therefore, there are television screens around all these places, so that everyone can see what is happening live on stage. Want to know more? View our map.

Program booklet
The St. Matthew Passion program booklet in Naarden is free of charge. Unfortunately, we do not have an English version. Besides information about the piece and the performers, the program booklet also contains the full text of the St Matthew Passion. View the Dutch program booklet online.