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Concertgebouw

Address: Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
Phone Number: +31 900 6718345
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Ranked #20 of 332 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Fee: No
Owner description: The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert...
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls renowned for its exceptional acoustics. With 700 concerts a year the Concertgebouw offers a varied programme featuring leading international musicians, orchestras, and conductors. The hall functions as a home base for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the very best orchestras in the world. Time and time again, critics have lauded its unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others. Behind-the-scenes tours provide a look into the concert hall's rich history. There are scheduled tours three times a week and for groups available on request. From September to June at 12:30pm. 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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I missed the concert but could hear it quite nicely from the adjoining cafe.... which offers great food btw. I enjoyed an espresso and waited for the intermission as the gentleman at the door had given me permission to take a look at the concert hall at that time. So Stunning! I'm glad I waited to see it... well worth... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Affordable, excellent quality, easy booking process. Loved the experience... And will be coming back.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Loved this experience a definite must do for any lover of classical music. Advise to go early before show as there is complimentary drinks before hand to enjoy and during the interval

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We'd gone on a Wednesday and got to know of the free concert and paid tour of concert hall. The performance was very good and the place was packed. It would be better to get there early as it could get very crowded. Overall an amazing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are a classical music lover, you know attending a concert here is a MUST, especially performances by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), one of the world's best orchestras. Try to book tickets early; you will experience the best of marvelous music and perfect acoustics in Concertgebouw! If you are not so fanatic about music, still a Sunday morning concert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Every Wednesday at 12.30pm there is a half an hour free concert (usually the hall is full so make sure you arrive at the concert hall early). After concert, only on a Wednesday you could book a tour of the Concert Hall (10 Euros) that starts after concert and lasts for 1h30'. We enjoyed this experience very much, also we... More 

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Salida, Co. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Several years ago we tried to get tickets for a concert here. Sold Out. This time we planned in advance, but not too far in advance. Yes, we got two seats next to each other, and they were their least expensive seats, we ended up in the Front Row, looking at the Principle Violinists blue socks, and falling in love... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The Concertgebouw: a dutch icon of music.:Handel's Messiah. A dangerous row of people waiting to get in. We were sitting on row 25. It was quite cold: a nasty blow. The acoustic was average: either the choir was to small or the hall was to big. It was good to have free drinks during the break.

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

About 6 weeks before our trip I booked a tour of the Concertgebouw for a Sunday AM followed by a one hour concert (their Sunday AM series). The tour of this marvelous concert hall (like Symphony Hall in Boston and the one in Vienna), is fun and informative. As stated we also booked the Sunday AM series and were lucky... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Last week my wife, daughter and I had the pleasure of seeing the Messiah performed here by the Bach Choir & Orchestra conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink. A fabulous performance in a fabulous and historic venue. Review their website and find an excuse to visit. We aren't huge classical music fans but in this venue and with the quality of... More 

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