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Concertgebouw

Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 900 6718345
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As featured in Amsterdam on a budget
Ranked #1 of 298 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 The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls renowned for its exceptional acoustics. With 700... more » Owner description: The Royal Concertgebouw 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 12:30 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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a venue - the acoustics are amazing and the concert was great - well worth travelling from the UK.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

always good to visit for a nice performance at week day and weekend surely, even can try a dinner before concert

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Plymouth UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Commentary was I believe interesting and amusing, but was in Dutch so I understood hardly a word of it. The music was great, played by a visiting orchestra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We are both musicians and travel extensively. This summer was the 2nd in a row that we heard Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra in their own concert hall. DO NOT MISS THIS. We think the hall is better sounding and lots more romantic (all original) than NYC's Carnegie Hall. At the Orchestra plays with such positive emotion and energy! Go for it!!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great chamber music in a beautiful setting! It was a very pleasant evening, and very accessible by tram.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

it was OK but not as special as you would expect @ the world famous concertgebouw. Lunch: mostly sandwiches. Dinner: seems there is no dinner menu. A little pricey for what it is. But hey, you're in the museum quarter!

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The "Neunte" - the first time in an original concert, and in the famous environment of the Concertgebouw. Sure, we will come back and enyoy another music miracle.

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Schagen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very recommended setting for a night out! Nice ambiance, red velvet and lodge-seats. The venue is great for performances because it's set-up in a way that no person in front of you can block your view. Try getting a lodge-seat, they have seperate entrances and the view (though further away from the stage) is still perfect. Great option for visitors... More

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

We managed to catch 2 concerts during our 1 week stay in Amsterdam. Located in the Museumplein area, its very easy to get to by tram. The concert hall itself is surprisingly small & seats are not too comfortable but the acoustics of the concert hall is amazing. One nice surprise is that drinks were complimentary - before and during... More

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kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The music was fantastic. The hall is beautiful. Being a tourist city, the dress was not very formal, so you don't have to pack your finest. We saw all types of dress, even jeans! At Intermission, they set out trays of wine, water, and orange juice.

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