The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is one of the most versatile cultural organizations in our country, responsible for concerts and opera productions of the very highest artistic quality. We provide the orchestra for the majority of the Dutch National Opera’s productions, and are one of the resident orchestras at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Each year, our performances are attended by some 190,000 people. The organization is located in the NedPhO Koepel in Amsterdam.


NedPhO|NKO is a modern and forward-looking organization that offers challenging and varied work. Motivation among its musicians and support staff is extremely high by virtue of our broad vision and mission. All endorse our efforts to interact with the public, and are keen to make an active contribution to our educational and talent development programmes. Working for the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is working to secure the future of classical music.


String players have a permanent position with one or the other orchestra. Woodwing, timpanistst, percussionists and  harpists play for the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and for the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, according to the requirements of the operas or concert works to be performed.

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Open applications

If you would like to work at the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|Nederlands Kamerorkest, please consult our current vacancies. Open applications will not be processed.

Current vacancies

We want everyone to enjoy classical music. This requires a diverse and inclusive organization; we subscribe to the Diversity & Inclusion Code. We therefore invite all interested parties to respond to our open vacancies.