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“Gorgeous concert house” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 900 6718345
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Ranked #2 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Theaters, Concerts, Historic Sites
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls renowned for its exceptional acoustics. With 700 concerts a year the Concertgebouw offers a varied programme featuring leading international musicians, orchestras, and conductors. The hall functions as a home base for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the very best orchestras in the world. Time and time again, critics have lauded its unique sound, which clearly stands out among thousands of others. Behind-the-scenes tours provide a look into the concert hall's rich history. There are scheduled tours three times a week and for groups available on request. From September to June at 12:30pm. Every Wednesday, there is a free 30 minute concert in the Concertgebouw. This is often a public rehearsal from world famous orchestras or ensembles that will perform, for a fee, later that evening.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous concert house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Crystal clear acoustic, very high-quality full concert schedule, no bad seats. transport connections are excellent and many places to eat nearby.

Visited January 2014
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Burlington, Vermont
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“Wonderful Brahms.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Wonderful orchestra, wonderful hall. Grateful for the 30 minute preview at 12:30 this afternoon. We were told to get there at 12 but that wasn't necessary. We could have come at 12:30 and had seats although it was quite full.

Visited January 2014
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“Holland's best concert hall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The best concerts in Holland are given here, in the finest hall (superb acoustics), fantastic setting, brilliant service, they really make you feel welcome. Exceptional in Holland, free public transport by tram and bus from andf to, free drinks (including wine) before the concert and during the break.

Visited December 2013
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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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“best classical orchesters by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

best musical standards - and best orchester. What do you want more.
The seats behind the orchestre are really not bad - you see a lot, you are close to th guys/ladies - and you see the audience......

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful Concert and Fantastic Acoustics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We attended a concert of The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands playing/singing Handel's Messiah. Excellent! The acoustics of the Concertgebouw are amazing! Before you travel to Amsterdam, check on-line and see what is playing in the Concertgebouw and book your tickets. The building is beautiful, both inside and out. We were fortunate to be able to attend the concert there while on vacation. Our ticket also included a drink during intermission. Free coat check is available, We walked to the Concertgebouw from our hotel on the Herengracht.

Visited January 2014
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