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Address: Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 900 6718345
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Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls...
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. Due to the popularity of these concerts it is recommended to arrive at least 45min before the concert.
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Free lunchtime concerts!

There are short (half hour, 12.30-1) free concerts on Wednesdays during the summer in the small hall. We heard a very good string sextet. Go early as the queue builds up quickly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

There are short (half hour, 12.30-1) free concerts on Wednesdays during the summer in the small hall. We heard a very good string sextet. Go early as the queue builds up quickly and capacity is limited. We got there about 3/4 hour in advance and the queue was already out of the door.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you can, book a ticket here and enjoy the world's best musicians in one of the most beautiful concert halls. I like the ambiance, the sound, the free drinks during the break and the fact that you can use your ticket as a free ticket for public transport in Amsterdam.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a free lunchtime concert at the Concertgebouw (see schedule). Get there about 12.30pm and be prepared to queue. Concert lasts about 30-45 minutes. We followed it with a tour (in English) of the building - from top to toe! Quite demanding but fascinating to see behind the scenes and to follow the steps of soloists down the long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful concert hall with right-priced tickets, a civilized approach to intermission, and free cappuccions! A great place to people watch, too. Many options in a week. Definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

All 440 seats quickly filled for the free 12:30 Wednesday concert, so we were glad we arrived early enough to assure ourselves good seats. We heard an amazing string quartet play numbers by Beethoven, Janacek, and Brahms. Since the Concertgebouw is in the same area as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, it is easy to spend a full day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The classical concert we went to was excellent with varied music . The soloist actually played an encore. It was wonderful hanging up your coat in a coatracks and knowing that it would be there afterwards even though you did not get a chit for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Easy on-line booking in English. Wonderful music, perfect acoustics, interval drinks included with all tickets. Café good value. Program in Dutch only - pity about that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ordered tickets for the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at the last minute and had separate seats in the very back of the main floor. The venue is small enough that these were still excellent seats. Just wandering around the building is also a treat.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a professional musician or just enjoy fine classical music, you must go to the Concertgebouw. The free lunchtime concerts are excellent in the small hall, but you must arrive at least an hour ahead of time and stand in line as seating is limited (to 440). However, the grand hall is simply amazing--one of the best acoustics... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely evening hearing Mozart piano concerto and Schubert as well. If you love classical music, do not miss an opportunity to hear the orchestra here.

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