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Dutch National Opera & Ballet

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Address: Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31206255455
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Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and...

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in the Netherlands, Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet & opera-world's artistry, technique & craftsmanship together with its own specialised workshops & rehearsal rooms. Follow a tour in the building or enjoy one of the opera or ballet performances.

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I don't know about you, but I love opera!

I took opera lessons, so visiting this place just touches me. It's phenomenal and everyone that went with me agreed! I loved the ballet, and that's nothing but the truth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Leigha360
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Maui, Hawaii

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took opera lessons, so visiting this place just touches me. It's phenomenal and everyone that went with me agreed! I loved the ballet, and that's nothing but the truth. Everything was brighter, we felt more in tune with the times. It just gave me the sense of youth that was long lost!

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Thank Leigha360
Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to get tickets: at prices well below those in other major operas an opportunity to have an exciting evening with high quality music (or ballet). Ariodante which is on at the moment is one of those gems!

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Thank BarcoAmsterdam
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the National Opera & Ballet on December 19 for The Nutcracker. I've seen so many versions of the Nutcracker over the years and this was a fantastic version. I enjoyed the ice skating scene so much. The kids did a fabulous job and the "country" dances were fabulous. We had the last row in the house on... More 

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dutch National Ballet is definately one of the best companies in the world. Loved Nutcracker, wonderful production!

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Thank hgheideman
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful ensemble work and marvellous, magical stage set and stagecraft. The orchestra playing was also a great performance in its own right.

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Thank Charles S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional performances, beautiful venue and outstanding service (all in fluent English). The Opera had English and Dutch subtitles (performed in Dutch), which made it extra fun working out the language. Our seats were first row Mezzanine and first row balcony. Both were great seats (if you're on a budget, the front of he balcony is perfectly fine seating). We've been... More 

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Thank Jim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dutch National Ballet is one of world's greatest ballet companies, with their high quality productions, enchanting costumes and incredibly talented dancers. And it's great to see this cultural institution making efforts to keep improving the overall experience of the visitors.

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Thank Michelle B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic; The best Christmas production I have ever seen. The sets, costume, music, dancers and choreography were all fabulous. So pleased to have seen this production in our short stay in Amsterdam. The building in itself is also a beautiful space.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked from England (in July!). The whole process was so easy. It was very nice to have your coat taken for free (that doesn't happen here). The ballet itself was very charming, especially including the frozen canal. We thought the mice were really quite frightening! For us the best thing was the orchestra, as it was so god to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was absolutely the highlight of our Christmas visit to Amsterdam. It is a fantastic opera house with very spacious and comfortable seating. The Christmas Eve performance was brilliant, beautifully choreographed and staged and the sets were amazing. We were all quite moved by the beauty and grace of the production and the principal ballerina was just breathtaking. Loved the... More 

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