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Concertgebouw

Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 900 6718345
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Ranked #1 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Concerts, Theaters & Stadiums
Fee: No
Owner description: The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert...
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Type: Historic Sites, Concerts, Theaters & Stadiums
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of the top 10 symphony orchestras in the world: how fitting that it plays in such a wonderful environment, equal to any great international concert hall. Tip: Try something a little different, and get a seat in the Choir - this means you are actually on stage, behind the orchestra. I had an unforgettable... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Grand staircases, deep carpets, an air of elegance makes the Concertgebouw a pleasure to hear music in. "The Christmas Oratorio" by JS Bach was our treat, and we enjoyed it very much. The seats were comfortable and the acoustics were good.There is a cafe as well as several bars, and they stay open after the concert. Recommended.

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Gembloux, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stayed here for 1 hour, had a great time. Would like to visit this place again. It has a soothing ambience.

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Volos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I made the guided tour and i was really excited. The guy guided the group was very polite , helpful and funny. We saw almost everything and many hidden secrets . It's worth visiting this place and of course listen to a concert !

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

lies in heart of the city. If you are fan the music,here you can go for all kind of musi concert. you will surely be blown away by the world-renowned building of the Concertgebouw.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We saw Mahler's 6th Symphony..and it was truly amazing. Acoustics are incredible. We were on the edge of our seats the entire concert even with jet lag.. Yes, refreshments are free before, during and after the concert.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

great accoustics although the resonance tends to be a bit too long. Do not take the front 5 rows in the stalls area as the podium is very high. You will find yourselves looking up all night

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everything you have heard about the acustics here is true. No matter where you sit, you will be delighted by the music's resonance - the string instruments particularly did it for me- will make the hair on your raise up and you are overcome by immense joy to be there.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For those on a budget there are free lunch concerts on Wednesdays in the Concert Hall. Check out their website to know what is on! Note that these lunch concerts are very popular so it is important to arrive well in advance! Enjoy!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We heard the Messiah in English here in November. The whole experience was memorable especially the quality of the choir and the conductor. The free well Included drink at the interval was a pleasant surprise. The Dutch were very hospitable to us all. The cafe looked good but was full immediately before the concert

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