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How to order

Information about ordering tickets and discounts

Start of ticket sales season 2022-2023

Starting 29 March 2022, at 10.00 you will be able to order concert tickets for our 2022-2023 season as part of a series. If you purchase a concert series, you will receive a discount of 20% off the price for single tickets. In addition, you are assured of the best available seats. You can also book a Flex series as from 29 March 2022. Patrons benefit from a priority booking period for the concert series (including Flex series) starting Tuesday, 22 March. For benefactors, this priority period starts Thursday, 24 March. The sale of tickets for individual concerts for the 2022-2023 season starts on Thursday, 24 May at 10.00.

Ways to order

There are various ways to order tickets for concerts by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra:

15% discount if you purchase tickets for four or more concerts

The unlimited freedom of choice offered by single tickets, combined with the reduced price of a concert series: that's what you get with a Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Flex series. A Flex series is when you order tickets for four or more concerts. You will then benefit from a discount of 15% off the price of single tickets. In addition, you are ensured of the best available seats.

Friends’ discount

As a member of the Friends Association, you can order tickets for concerts marked with ‘Friends benefit’ at a 15% discount (single tickets) or a 20% discount (in combination with a concert series).

Service and shipping costs

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra charges €1 per ticket (included in the ticket price) for service costs, which is necessary to cover the costs associated with making your concert tickets (technically) possible. In addition, we charge €2.75 per order if you wish to receive printed tickets to cover the costs of producing and sending these tickets. We do not charge extra costs for an order with e-tickets.

Seating plan

Most of the concerts of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra take place in the Grote Zaal of De Doelen. Click here to see a seating plan of our concert hall.

Please note: the number of available seats and the layout of the tiers in the hall can differ from the seating plan below. When you order tickets for a concert online, you will always see the right seating plan when you choose your seats.

General terms and conditions

Our general terms and conditions are applicable to all our products and services.

Exchanging tickets

If you are unable to attend a concert, you will be able to exchange your tickets up to two working days before the date of that concert. We charge costs of €3.50 per transaction, plus or minus any price difference between the tickets. Our terms and conditions are set out below.

  • Costs: €3.50 per transaction +/- the difference in ticket price;
  • Tickets may be exchanged up to two working days before the date of the concert in question;
  • Applies only to tickets for concerts by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra;
  • You will receive a voucher for the value of the tickets to be exchanged or you can use this amount to immediately find tickets for other concerts by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra;
  • Tickets may be exchanged via the customer service of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra or at the box office of De Doelen (not during concert evenings);
  • Administration costs will not be refunded with the refund of ticket prices;
  • The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra reserves the right to exclude certain concerts during the season from the provisions governing exchange of tickets.

A voucher is valid up to 12 months following the issue date (the issue date is printed on the ticket). After this period the right to the value of the voucher is lost.

Lost ticket(s)

If you lose a ticket, you can request a duplicate from the customer service of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. We will charge €1.50 for the cost of a duplicate ticket.

Sold out

If a concert is sold out, queue numbers are available from the box office of De Doelen forty-five minutes before the start of the concert. Any uncollected tickets will be sold shortly before the start of the concert to queue number holders.

CJP and young persons’ rates

Do you make use of the young persons (26 or under) or CJP discount rates? In that case, you should bring with you your CJP pass or a valid ID to prove your age when going to the concert. Tickets at the young persons and CJP rates are available for tiers 2 and 3 at a cost of €12.50.

Group discount

Groups of twenty or more are eligible for a group discount. To find out the conditions for the group discount and to make bookings, please contact the customer service of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gift card

Whether you are looking for a gift for a birthday, wedding, Christmas or similar holiday, whatever the occasion you are assured of a unique gift. Give someone the gift of a special concert experience with a gift card from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. The joy of giving, the joy of receiving!

When you order tickets you can cash in your gift card or voucher (valid for a period of one year) by inputting the voucher code. The value of the voucher will be deducted from the ticket price.

To order a gift card, please contact the customer service of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

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