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Concertgebouw

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Neighborhood: Museumplein
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Address: Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 900 6718345
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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. 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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Free lunchtime concerts on Wednesday

It was stunning. The building itself is beautiful, and to sit and listen to the orchestra "rehearsal" was a privilege.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

It was stunning. The building itself is beautiful, and to sit and listen to the orchestra "rehearsal" was a privilege.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We waited in line for the free half hour concert that happens on Wednesdays at 12:30pm. The concert hall is superb, the acoustics are amazing and i can not recommend this FREE experience highly enough. Afterwards the Rijksmuseum is directly opposite, perfect location and timing to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great space for the concert hall. Good sound. I would recommend experiencing this. Good choice of seating and excellent orchestra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful inside and out. And despite being a world class theater, surprisingly cozy. Nothing in the Netherlands is really too big. Wednesday lunch hour they offer free 1/2 hour concerts. The line to get in can go around the block so check their website to see what's showing and if it's in the Grote Zaal (the big theater), then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Every Wednesday at 12:30 there are free concerts (e.g. rehearsals of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). If it is in the small hall, be there an half an hour before, because the concerts are getting more popular every week. Great option for budget travelers who appreciate classical music!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very Beautiful interior and exterior architecture! I was a little upset because the day i visited they didn't had interior visits so i couldn't see the rooms. In my opinion it's beautiful but amsterdam have more interesting thins to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went to evening recital in the Recital Hall. Sat in Balcony with excellent view and perfect acoustics. Provided free drinks in the interval!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Was there for ISE convention, was able to catch the matinee concert on Sunday, great acoustics, fabulous sound, a must see when in Amsterdam, just wonderful!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The acoustics are among the best in the world, the orchestra (Concertgebouworkest) is wonderful and any concert here is a special experience. But best of all is the experience for lovers of modern serious music. The Dutch are avant-garde in many ways, including being right up there as connaisseurs of sometimes difficult, atonal and emotionally-charged music of the 20th and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The concertgebow is a a beautiful Concert Hall affording you a vast range of Classical and non modern and contemporary music. Every Wednesday lunchtime at 1230 is a free 1/2 hour concert, but be there at least3/4 hour before to gain admission as it is a big attraction

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