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Koninklijk Theater Carre

Amstel 115-25 | Grachtengordel: East, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
31 20 622 5225
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Ranked #16 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a gem of a theater on the Amstel River. We saw many great shows here : ballet, theater, circus. In 2004 the theater was renovated for 28 million euro's. Since then leg space has improved considerably and from all seats one has good views. Recently we saw War Horse here, a great show. During intermissions one can stroll... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great show (Warhorse), good acoustic for music and you can see the stage from every seat. It is almost like you have golden seats. The service during the break was good, enough places to seat. It is a great building to see from the inside!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

... and were disappointed to miss it the next year. An exceptional venue, parading exceptional talent. A pity the winter shows are less frequent; we would really have liked to see more.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

it's worth the entrance fee just to see this place. So beautiful. Great staff to. Friendly, the stage show was excellent

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Hamburg, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

it is a nice building but it wasn't meant to be a concert hall (it was a circus) and therefore the acoustics are lousy ... if you know it and you don't go for the sound...it is a very enjoyable place

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Sydney, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Theatre Carre was built to house circuses, and we were thrilled by the Wereld Kerst Circus (World Christmas Circus) that featured acts from acrooss the world - an brilliant American clown (Belo), breath-taking trapeze artists from North Korea, an amzing Italian ventriloquist and other acts from Russia, Vietnam, Italy and China. This review, however, is about the venue. Koninklijk Theater... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were fortunate to buy tickets at the last minute for the final showing of Amsterdam's Winter Circus. This was the 29th year of the circus. We are so glad that we did not miss this amazing show. With approximately 12 acts and an intermission, the 3 hours flew by, leaving us wanting more. Though we were in the second... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I would rate the Circus Carre as nothing less than excellent. We saw the show on the 01 Jan 2014, sat in Loge 10 and paid 57 euros per seat. The spectacle of about 12 different acts was wonderful. It was like being a kid again. If you are in Amsterdam going to the Carre is a must.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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81 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This theatre is beautiful and also the right size (not too big). I went to the musical West Side Story and the sound was also good. I would recommend going to this theatre over something like the Circustheatre in Scheveningen, this one has true history.

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a very beautiful theatre and it is 175 years old. It's a Royal Theatre featuring the best artists from the Netherlands as well as from other countries.

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