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“Beautiful building!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, Amsterdam 1071LN, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 900 6718345
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Ranked #1 of 298 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 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 12:30 p.M. 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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Vancouver, Canada
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“Beautiful building!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We were fortunate enough to get in to see one of the free lunchtime concerts in one of the concert halls. We showed up at least 45 mins. before the performance and there were people lined up already. The concert hall was beautiful, such wonderful architecture. We also booked a guided tour for after the concert that lasted about 90 mins. Very worthwhile doing. We got access to areas not open to the public and our guide provided us with the history of the building. He was entertaining and informative. Would recommend both the free concert and the tour.

Visited September 2013
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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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