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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 #2 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked a Summer Concert through the concertgebouw.nl website and added the dinner cruise option on Blue Boat line as we completed our order. What a great deal. Met the canal cruise boat in front of the Rijksmuseum at 5pm, had a great dinner with wine included as we cruised, returned to the front of the museum where we debarked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's worth a visit just to be in this splendid concert hall. We went to hear Beethoven's Emperor concerto, it was superb! It's a cosy concert hall in a great area ( Museumplein) close to many museums and open parks. Vondelpark park is close by and great for escaping the city! I booked the concert with Concertgebouw online in the... More

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Malibu, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went to see YoYo Ma and what was described as "Chamber Music". The tickets were double the norm for this venue, but it was Yo Yo Ma. When we arrived and the program began it was world music. Other than recognizing him on stage, Yo Yo Ma was literally a non-event and he was not featured at all. Instead... More

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Concertgebouw, Public Relations Manager at Concertgebouw, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Mister, Thanks for your review. We're very sorry that your visit to The Concertgebouw was such a disappointment. A second apology is necessary for your unanswered e-mail. We're always looking into ways to improve our venue, especially the acoustics and the condition. Could you specify what part of the building's condition didn't live upto your expectations? Regarding the... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Not well advertised, but well worth the experience. And very cheap. A tour of the back areas (and stages) of the Concertgebouw and interesting history. Well worth doing if you love music.... and remember to book in for a live concert!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

As a music venue it is superb, the acoustics are great, seats comfortable and standard of performance of the highest. However, the indifferent service in the café lets them down. Offhand staff are not a good advert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent concerts. It was a pleasure to enjoy a classical and jazz concert and share the music with a most receptive audience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a visit to the FREE Wednesday performance at the recital hall at the Concertgebouw. It was a great way to have a taster of music and the building. The half hour concert starts 12:30pm. When we arrived at 11:30am there were already many people lined up. We had a coffee next door then joined the queue. They opened... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Where else can you experience beautiful music in a visually stunning atmosphere with not a bad seat in the house and get a glass of wine (or other beverage of your choice) included in your ticket?! I'd highly recommend attending a performance here --- you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A beautiful building by it self and acoustics to dream of. Great concerts too. Right in town near the great museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is a beautiful building in museum quarter, staff were lovely and we couldn't believe that the wine was complimentary.....very nice touch! Concert...Ludivico Einaudi....absolutely, over-whelmingly beautiful.

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