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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 303 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour. It lasted well over an hour and it was marvelous. We especially enjoyed the attic where you watched how all the special lighting, microphones, and special effects were lowered from the ceiling. The tour was beyond "back stage" and something that shouldn't be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Attended an evening concert in July. Very impressed with the acoustics and overall experience. Facility was beautiful inside and out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

good orchestra and not expensive the ticket, I had the dinner in the restaurant which starts at 5.30pm and the food is superb. very good quality and with very good services even thought the price of the dinner is much more higher than the orchestra

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently went to a concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Wonderful acoustics. Very nice building. It is well worth attending a performance at this venue. The restaurants and bars in the area can be quite busy on the evenings before a performance so make your dinner plans accordingly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We attended a concert in the Recital Hall given by bassist Dominic Seldis. It was a beautiful concert, only regret that it was not in the main hall. Acoustics were indeed excellent. Reasonable ticket prices. Free drinks pre-concert and during the intermission. We attended a tour of the premises prior to the concert and we were erroneously informed that the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in good sound, impressive hall acoustics visit this place. If you book in early phase of your trip planning you can get better prices and once you're in Amsterdam you will be happy that you book it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We loved the Mirror Hall Restaurant with its pillars and chandeliers in the Concertgebouw - a beautiful, elegant venue for a special occasion dinner prior to a concert by one of the great symphony orchestras of the world.. Interesting food, presented and served by friendly, courteous waiters made this a never to be forgotten experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Every time you seem to be guaranteed a memorable concert of top quality. In April the Matteus Passion.

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip, we enjoyed dinner before the concert in the mirrored hall, at 35 euros this was great value in a wonderful setting and got our night off to a great start, the concert with the Toronto symphony was amazing and the violin concerto was astounding with a long standing ovation, wonderful acoustics .a truly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Thank god fro trip advisor as we never would have known about the lunchtime concert. Arrived from Melbourne, Australia in May and got the oppurtunity to attend one of the lunchtime concerts. Was blown away with the three piece who performed and the venue is magical. Kepp up the great work and make sure you get there 30-60 minutes early... More

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