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The Music Theatre / Dutch National Opera & Ballet

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Address: Waterlooplein 22 | P.O. Box 16822, 1011 PG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 551 8293
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Description: National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet...
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.
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Acomfortable and modern venue for first class Opera and ballet

The Opera house stands on Waterlooplein,and overlooks the Amstel river.It must be one of the most modern and comfortable Opera Houses in Europe,and provides first class... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The Opera house stands on Waterlooplein,and overlooks the Amstel river.It must be one of the most modern and comfortable Opera Houses in Europe,and provides first class performances of both Opera and Ballet.Performances of popular works sell out quite quickly so it is best to book in advance via the internet if possible.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have been here for both ballet and opera.It is a really nice place,the staff is really nice. The singers wardrobe was amazing and they have really nice special effects.

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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I've bought two tickets for the ballet "Jewels". After a while I found out that the theatre has charged me twice for them. One of the transactions had been made by the theatre itself, and the other by their souvenir shop, where I never bought anything. I've called them to ask for an explanation and every time a different person... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went to see the Ballet Cinderella in December 2014 when I was in Amsterdam. The building itself is very comfortable and acceptable but as a Canadian a bit disappointing since it is always a better experience to see such things in a great old European Opera House. The National Opera House in Amsterdam is too much like home. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We got to see Cinderella while staying in Amsterdam at the end of December. The show was lovely and performed by many talented dancers. I was taken aback at how strong yet delicately they moved across the stage and the emotion you could feel from their movement. The theater was really beautiful without a bad view. We got balcony tickets... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to see Cinderalla (ballet) and as two people who know nothing of ballet we were pleasantly surprised. Anybody can enjoy the decor, coreography and music, without having a clue about the dance.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I started the year with my best friend seeing Puccini's glorious romantic drama in Franco Zefferelli's exquisite production at the Met. We ended it in Amsterdam with this marvelous production. Updated to the 1980s, with cell phones and plastic water bottles, it was as visually appealing as the Zefferelli, but what made it so magnificent were the vocal performances of... More 

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Montgomery, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We saw Cinderella performed by Nationaal Ballet last night. Very impressive. I am neither a aficionado nor connoisseur of ballet, but I felt moved and sensed a high level of performance. I understand New York Times considers Netherlands National Ballet company among top 5 in world. Would recommend gladly.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Saw La Boheme on Christmas Day,a really professional and polished performance,comfortable seats and an excellent venue.Well worth the money.

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london
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Both interior and exterior, the Muziektheater reminded me of some local or provincial theatre - well below what I'd expect of a national theatre. I saw a ballet.Quality of music and performance was fine, although again, quality of costumes and staging was below international standards (hardly Covent Garden). What was awful was the noise generated by the audience: constant chatter,... More 

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