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Concertgebouw

Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 900 6718345
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Ranked #2 of 305 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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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Every Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 there's a free concert. If you want good seats (or to get in at all) you should be there at least half an hour early because at 12:30 there's a long line already.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I booked two tickets for a Rachmaninoff concert well in advance - the concert was planned in August 2014. It was a surprise for my boyfriend, it is his FAVORITE piece. But nothing really went as planned. It was our first time there, and I had specifically booked front row seats because he likes being close to the orchestra. I... More

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

Dear Sophie, Thanks for you review. We are very sorry that your visit to The Concertgebouw was such a disappointment. It is our intention to make sure all our visitors get the same unforgettable experience. Due to a booking error and careless staff, as you mention, your evening was a disappointment. We're really sorry about the situation and we would... More

Baile Atha Cliath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

For classical music fans, imagine the best orchestra in the world, playing with perfect acoustics in a magnificent setting. Then imagine that your ticket includes free drinks before and during the performance. You are not dreaming - you are attending the Concertgebouw in beautiful Amsterdam.

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Mz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If your are into the classic world of music, don't miss the opportunity to attend a concert with the RCO. It's not only the Orchestra ( superb !) or the soloist, it's the place with it's acoustics and glory.

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North Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The lunchtime concert we attended was absolutely delightful. Our advice is to arrive about 30 minutes early when the line starts to form. The concert was held in the lovely recital hall. Unfortunately we ran out of time to take the building tour following the concert - next time for sure.

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usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Saw Yoyo Ma, a real treat. Go to hear anything, it is a special place. There are free concerts a noon, so stop in.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Any time I visit this charming city I must go to the Concertgebouw. Located close to the Museum Square, this beautiful building offers excellent acoustics and a first-rate program. That means you can always attend performances of great orchestras, the best conductors and soloists in classical music. Concertgebouw also presents other styles of music and performers of great quality. Don't... More

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Nl Woerden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A must-visit when in Amsterdam. Even when you're not into classical music. We have little knowledge of classical music but it's awesome to listen to and look at the Dutch Concertbuilding Orchestra.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a world class concert house, so go see a performance there if you can. If you miss it, it's like going to NYC & not seeing a performance at Carnegie Hall.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

took a tour of the concert hall...very fun for the whole family (we are all musicians). concert was amazing...best acoustics I've heard in a long while.

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