Amsterdam’s Oldest Classical Music Store Announces Closure After 178 Years

Amsterdam’s oldest classical music store, Hampe & Berkel, is set to close permanently - due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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It has been announced this week that Amsterdam’s oldest classical music store, Hampe & Berkel, is set to close permanently – due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The iconic store has sold strings, sheet music and classical music accessories for more than 178 years.

“After 178 years of music, we are having our first and only sale … let’s meet each other, one by one please … keep making music but above all, stay health,” the owner has this week said.

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