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Concertgebouw

Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, Amsterdam 1071LN, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
31 900 6718345
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As featured in Amsterdam on a budget
Ranked #1 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Theaters, Concerts, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Built in the late 19th century, the home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is known for outstanding acoustics. From September to June at 12:30 p.m.... more » Owner description: Built in the late 19th century, the home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is known for outstanding acoustics. From September to June at 12:30 p.m. Every Wednesday, there is a free 30 minute concert in the Concertgebouw. This is often a public rehearsal from world famous orchestras or ensembles that will perform, for a fee, later that evening. « less
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Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Going to the Concertgebouw is always a special treat. Great acoustics, great music and a historic surrounding. Some tickets include drinks during the interval which greatly improves the ecperience. The café at the entrance is too small for pre- or post-concert drinks.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

World class music of all kinds. Try to catch one of the Bach Passion performances around Easter. Soft drinks included in ticket price.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I attended a Sunday morning concert that was lovely but even more interesting was the back stage tour. 10 euro and very interesting, Took a bit over an hour and told a lot about the history, how the acoustics came to be so excellent (audience is a part of the acoustic factor) Also note that pre-concert coffee, espresso, or tea... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The location is gorgeous, you feel as if you're right on the water. The bar / restaurants faces west so this is a great place to visit at sunset. Staff are accommodating and the food & drinks menu is fine. Decor of the place is nouveau and inspired. All in all a fun, chic, relaxing place to visit.

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Philadelphia, PA USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This famous, beautiful hall is home to a great orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw. Tickets are expensive, which is par for the course with a major European orchestra. The fabled acoustics were better - nearly ideal in fact - in the rear balcony than in the rear of the main floor, where they were "merely" excellent. Another plus: your Royal Concertgebouw... More

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Mayo, Ireland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have nothing but high praise for this venue. It is a beautiful place and the acoustics are excellent. I would recommend anyone travelling to Amsterdam to take in a concert here. I would also recommend making a reservation for pre concert dinner in the cafe, it was excellent!!! Bravo to all!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

From the first note, it was clear that this would be an exceptional musical experience. The concert hall is beautiful and rather intimate, with justly celebrated acoustics. There may be no bad seat in the house with respect to listening to the music. The orchestra is superb, and it was an unforgettable concert.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Went to the Concertgebouw in November with a Ludovicio Einaudi concert. Have been before. It's just a legendary concerthall: the sound, the interior, it's top notch. Due to their extensive programming with multiple occasions a day, it is easy to pay this venue a visit when in Amsterdam.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Thanks to the high stage, our expensive seats at the side of the front stalls gave us poor sight lines. Mariss Jansons and the Concertgebouw Orchestra were splendid, though.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We enjoyed a typically 'Dutch' New Year's concert here. Having worked in the Music Business for 30 years, I am no stranger to this venue. Again centrally situated, beautifully decorated inside, excellent accoustics, pleasant bars and restaurants. The concert we experienced had something for all ages, even kids and many young people took part...It was not at all like the... More

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