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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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Stunning Acoustics

It's a beautiful hall with amazing acoustics. I heard a performance of St. John's Passion from a last-minute cheap seat in the back, and every note was crystal clear. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful hall with amazing acoustics. I heard a performance of St. John's Passion from a last-minute cheap seat in the back, and every note was crystal clear. It is visually elegant as well; the soloists enter down a long, red-carpeted staircase behind the chorus and orchestra. A worthy home for this great orchestra.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Lisening to Mattheus' passion good accustiek. Easy to find and to reach. The tram stops in front of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

When you buy your tickets your drinks are free on entry and at the half way pause, very civilised, small friendly concert hall. Shame their not all like this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Attended a violin recital here, sat in the choir area which was great as you were so close the orchestra that you could read their music!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I had a great time hearing the Concertgebow Orchestra play program featuring a Schumann Symphony on my visit. It is very easy to get tickets online well before traveling. My seat was behind the orchestra - as an amateur musician, this was my choice. It was like I was sitting IN the orchestra! They are great of course; and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, led my Mariss Jansons, is arguably the world's best and Het Concertgebouw, their historic home base, has absolutely magnificent acoustics. It is the perfect combination. Het Concertgebouw is also the base for the excellent Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, led by virtuoso violinist Gordan Nikolic. See either for an unforgettable experience : beautiful venue, brilliant orchestras and perfect... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The best concerthall in the world. Beautiful music played here even sounds more beautiful. Really worth visiting. Free lunch concerts on Wednesdays

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were advised by a Dutch friend to book some tickets at the Concertgebouw and I'm so glad we did! We saw Mozart's Requiem in a gorgeous space with great acoustics. If you are going to Amsterdam, check out their website to see if anything is playing and go! We printed our tickets at home and it was very easy.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As a student who waltzed in to the concerthall a bit late, I was pleased by how lovely the experience was, and how I didn't feel underdressed in my jeans. I ended up getting great seats because the philharmonic gives heavy discounts to those under 30 years old. Free wine in intermission made for a great concert with great, central... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to a concert about movie music. We quite enjoyed the experience and the venue. Sound was great and we had good seats in the upper balcon. We might come back here depending on the line up, but I can recommend a visit for anyone who is into (classical) music.

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