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Het Muziektheater / Nationale Ballet & Opera

Waterlooplein 22 | P.O. Box 16822, 1011 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 551 8293+31 20 551 8293
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Ranked #25 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Theaters, Ballets, Operas
Owner description: National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in our land,... more » Owner description: National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in our land, 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. « less
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everyone who is interested in music and choreography should to visit this place. I’ve seen ballet “The Tempest”. It’s fascinating – structure of performance, scenic composition, facilities of dancers. By the way it’s absolutely not classical ballet (in Russian point of view), it’s modern, dynamic, inspired and very talented choreography. Building is also contemporary, well-done concert-hall with excellent acoustics and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went to enjoy an amazing ballet: The Tempest. Nice building, really good work, we enjoyed and will repeat

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
82 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been here four times. The theatre is acoustically perfect. I've seen four productions by the Netherlands Opera. Two were terrific: Peter Grimes and Handel's Samson, and two were awful: The Bassarids and Daphne. It won't keep me from returning, though. The sound is so good, it makes a visit worth any troubles you may have getting to it!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a beautifull theatre, with around 1800 seats, more or less all with good vieuw on the stage. Mostly opera and klasical ballet

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Building does not look like much from outside but the seating is perfect - clear views of the stage- and the acoustics are wonderful. Performance of Arabella by Richard Strauss was memorable.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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297 reviews 297 reviews
20 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The National Ballet is based in the Muziektheater in Amsterdam. I've been to many productions of this company and always enjoyed them. Perhaps the standard is not quite the best I've seen (I think the Royal Ballet in London for example is better), but it is still very high. Moreover, the prices are very reasonable, so I can go as... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The great performers (National Ballet, Dutch Opera house etc.) for ballet and opera are allways here and a visit to the Stopera (the other name for the Musictheater) is allways value for money. Try to make a reservation in time, so that you have a good place in the theatre. This theatre is almost any time sold out.

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Hamburg, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Not only the ensemble but also the choreographie are again and again of high quality...creative and simply a pleasure to see, enjoy and admire!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Going to the opera and ballet is not the realm of the elite in Amsterdam. Tickets are cheaper than many rock concerts. Not as cheap as eastern parts of europe but still great. I went to the ballet and found men not in tie. This was great.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I attended two performances of this company in our visit this September. The performance hall is conveniently located in the middle of the city. The seats were comfortable and the sight lines excellent. The quite varied pieces we saw over two nights were performed with the highest level of perfection. The live orchestra was excellent. If you... More

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