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Koninklijk Theater Carre

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Plantage & the East
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Address: Amstel 115-125 | Grachtengordel: East, 1018 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 900 2525255
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Oldest theatre in Amsterdam

Every time I go to this theatre, I'm impressed by its beauty. It was originally build as a circus. Now they have besides circusses, world artists performing there. Musicals from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Every time I go to this theatre, I'm impressed by its beauty. It was originally build as a circus. Now they have besides circusses, world artists performing there. Musicals from abroad. Great shows and singers from Holland too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

One of the great European theatres - well-maintained, beautiful foyers and auditorium. And we saw a wonderful production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Thank Garry M
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This theater is in fact a circus. When you close stalles seats you have an perfect stage view. Lobby and theater are all red decoratief.

Thank Ronald B
Lisse, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Nice place for great performers. Diner in the roof restaurant and in the cellar are not that exciting.... ask for seats in the stalles those are good enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful theatre. I had seen this show before in Zurich but this setting really added to its magnificence. Tickets are very cheap compared to what seeing this show costed elsewhere. It was subtitled both in English and Dutch via two beautifully decorated screens on the sides of the stage... Can't wait to be able to attend another performance here!!

Thank Jeanne A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

One of our oldest theaters is the Royal Theatre Carré, a Neo-Renaissance theatre on the banks of the river Amstel. When the theatre was founded in 1887, it was originally meant as a permanent circus building (in winter season). Founder was Oscar Carré, hence the name: the theatre is not square! International celebrities like Josephine Baker and the clown Grock... More 

Thank Alfred V
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A cosy place for an amazing musical experience. Nice location, nice people and a nice show. Even though I was solo I recommend it for couples and families also.

Thank Ladislau P
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This beautiful theatre in the centre of Amsterdam, is located along the river called the Amstel. I have been there several times to see all kind of different shows. On the 19th of Juli I visted it once again. I enjoyed a non stop 2 hour exciting performance of the amazing Cirque Eloize. This is yet to be add to... More 

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Lofoten Islands, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is pure magic - from start to end. We were most likely the only tourists attending to this circus, and we didn't feel uncomfortable at all. In the entrance we were so warm welcomed by everyone. The circus itself is in Dutch - of course. You don't need to understand the language to have a good time, we enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Firsly - beware of hoax sites that sell tickets online! We had to make a second purchase at the theatre for Sound of Music. well worth it! We had gallery seats whic is quite steeped but is manageable. There is a restaurant you can consider before the show. We had coffee and cake. Stunning professional performance.

Thank Foodie935

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