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The Bimhuis is one of the most prominent venues for jazz and improvised music in the world. Artists such as Brad Mehldau, John Scofield, Joshua Redman and Archie Shepp appeared on our stage early in their careers and to this day the Bimhuis keeps supporting remarkable new talents. Presenting around 300 concerts every year we give priority to adventurous programming and high artistic quality.

‘One of the two or three best clubs in the world’, says Branford Marsalis. The Bimhuis establishes and maintains close relations between artists, visitors and employees. In the future the Bimhuis wants to remain authoritative in the field of musical programming, offering new opportunities for new talent. For this we need your help.

Recent developments have complicated the Bimhuis mission. Budget cuts in government funding have affected our policy. This can be compensated in part by cost savings that do not affect quality and by generating more income. To generate this we ask your support.

With your help the Bimhuis can retain a high level of quality in its programming and build up a strong foundation for the coming years. And with your contribution you will become part of our success.

The Bimhuis trusts your loyalty and thanks you for your donation.

Huub van Riel – Artistic director

Manon Koers – Managing director

What can you offer?

1. Become our Friend
The Bimhuis has now established a dedicated circle of friends. Would you like to become our friend by contributing a monthly or annual donation? This is possible by donating a minimum of 50 euros a year. Please use a written application. The form can be downloaded (HERE) and mailed to Stichting Jazz Amsterdam, Antwoordnummer 990, 1000 RA AMSTERDAM. Stamps are optional but not required. Alternately, ask for the application form at the Bimhuis box office. At the box office it is possible to pay your contribution with cash or card.

As our Friend you will be offered:
• A discount for three concerts per year
• Priority for presales of a large amount of shows
• Exclusive first choice for special offers in our anniversary year 2014

A Friend’s contribution of 250 euros or more will offer you:
• A guided tour when you first register
• An annual invitation to our New Year’s meeting, a special celebratory afternoon or evening at the Bimhuis

Please download the form (HERE).

Alternately, you can transfer your donation to bank account NL21 ABNA 0575 3743 06 in the name of Stichting Jazz Amsterdam. We thank you for your donation.

2. Become our Friend+ (Friend Plus)
Additionally, you can become Friend+, a Maecenas of the Bimhuis by drawing up a deed to offer an annual amount of at least 1.000 euros. Notary fees and administrative transactions will be taken care of by the Bimhuis. For more information please contact Henrika Boer at telephone number +31 (0)20 7882150.

The Bimhuis has been appointed by the Dutch tax authorities as a public utility. Consequently, the Bimhuis is exempt from donations tax and inheritance tax. Your donation will fully benefit the Bimhuis. As of January 1, 2012 new donation laws have been introduced. The Dutch Ministry of Finance has implemented these in order to support donations from private individuals and companies to cultural organizations in the coming five years.

A remarkable new tax measure is the introduction of a multiplier in relation to cultural donations. You will be able to raise your donation to the Bimhuis with a multiplier of 25%. Periodical donations are fully deductible on income tax.

An example of how periodical donation works:

In the coming five years you donate 1.000 euros per year. Your deduction in 2012 is 1.25 x 1.000 euros = 1.250 euros. Tax refund at 52% rate is 650 euros. You will actually pay 350 euros. At 42% rate you will pay 475 euros and at 33% rate 587.50 euros.

3. Would you like to do more?

Establishing your own fund under your own name? Or including the Bimhuis in your will? Henrika Boer will gladly make an appointment with you.

For more information please call Henrika Boer. T +31 (0)20 7882150 or e-mail