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Concertgebouw

Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 900 6718345
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Ranked #2 of 306 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Concerts, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

You can enjoy free concert every wednesday during lunch. Just check the schedule and go there at least 1 hour before to get a good seat.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We attended a concert in the small performance hall, which seats only about 500. The setting was beautiful, the acoustics wonderful and the performance of three piano trios unforgettable. The fact that refreshments and hors d'oeuvres are provided as part of the ticket price makes the atmosphere before the concert and during the intermission much like a terrific party. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

High class performance from high class orchestra (concertgebouworkest) in superb concert hall. Pleasing both to ears and eyes!

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

What a beatiful hall and such a wonderful acoustic. And what an orchestra. I shall remember Nelson's account of Shostokovitch 5 with the Concergebouw for the rest of my life. I am normally sceptical about standing ovations but on this occassion I was among the first on my feet. The first half of the concert was pretty good too.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Wow to be in the Concertgebouw when they hosted a houseparty. Amazing location! It's so beautifull and surreal

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Chester uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went to a free lunchtime piano concert. It was fabulous! We sat on the steps inside at around 11.15am (concert starts at 12.30). By 12.00 the place was packed. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Amsterdam.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

On Wednesday's there is a free concert at 12.30pm. We got there 30min earlier and there already was a long line, which got much longer as we waited. We were the last two people who made it in, so if you want to try I suggest you go even earlier than us. The concert not in the main hall but... More

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The building is spectacular with great acoustics. Coat check and drinks are included in the price of the ticket (before the concert and, if applicable, during intermission). The main hall is beautifully decorated. We booked a morning concert and chose seats behind the orchestra. It was fun watching the conductor but it was hard to hear the soloist because he... More

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

No visit to Amsterdam without a visit to the Concertgebouw. A well managed temple of classical music which is a must go.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went to two concerts at the Concertgebouw and was astounded by the concert hall which is quite grand with names of classical composers all around the hall. The acoustics are really what they are hyped up to be. Going to a concert at the royal Concertgebouw is definitely something that is well worth doing and as a bonus, the... More

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