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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 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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The music permeated my being like never before. Loved the complimentary beverages and cookies before and at intermission.

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Espoo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We saw 4 guys, 3 violins and a cello, do a great, comic presentation of Mozart and related music including Elvis and Chuck Berry. It was very entertaining. We liked the concert house very much. The only problem we had was getting tickets. When we booked through the Amsterdam tourist office they said we got the last 5 tickets available,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This venue is heaven! Even if you do not really know much about classical music, this venue carries you away, especially if you go to see the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, playing ANYTHING. Even for a sold out concert, you can sometimes get tickets on the day at the box office. The Jazz Orchestra and Blazers are also amazing and have... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Concertgebouw is a deeply wonderful experience whether in the small hall for chamber music, or in the main hall for the full symphony. A must when in Amsterdam.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Saw Lord of the Rings Soundtrack performed here with a complete adult and kid's choir and full orchestra. Amazing accoustics. Wish I could see every movie with a live soundtrack performing.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Attend a nice concert with very reasonable price ticket. Very elegane concert hall and nice drink free of charge. Love everything.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The concert hall was very interesting. It seemed like everyone had a good seat. They also had seating behind the orchestra so if you pick those seats be aware that you are basically on stage as well.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Was there twice in a row.. first night: tschaikovsky, second night: lord of the rings with an orchestra.. beautiful!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went to a summer-season chamber concert. Booked online, collected tickets from venue earlier in the day. Was told that a free drink was available before the concert as well as in the interval. AND the ticket was valid for a free tram ride back to hotel! Excellent value!!!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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