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“Architectural delight not to be missed” 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 #1 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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“Architectural delight not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

While I did not attend a concert at the Concertbouw I felt that I had to write a review and comment on how stunning the building is. Architecturally speaking, the building is spectacular. The colors are beautiful and gables are dotted throughout. Trams 2, 5, 16 and 24 will drop you off right in front of the concert hall so it’s very accessible from anywhere in the city. Even if you don’t attend a performance, make sure to check out this fantastic architectural achievement.

Visited August 2013
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“Free lunchtime concert every wed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Looking for something different to do? Head over for the half hour lunchtime concert. We watched a quintet perform, they would perform later that same evening. The short concert is a little taster.

Get there early, turnout is usually more than the available 400 seats. We got there 70 mins before, right after breakfast. Enter to the left of the cafe, as the rest of the place does not open till one pm. We waited on the stairs, right by the gate, least we get to sit. The others there so early were the older folks of Amsterdam.. Quite an experience. Go if you have some extra time..

Visited February 2014
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Morristown, New Jersey
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“Classical Music in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Easy to make reservations in advance, picked up at the window. Odd, the ticket window seems to close one hour before performance, be there more than an hour in advance to get your ticket.
Lovely to experience one of the world's most famous concert halls. Easy to get to via tram.

Visited January 2014
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“free music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Go there on wednesday. free lunch music. Amazing concert hall. Near at the museum centre and with easy TRAM way to there

Visited January 2014
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“one of the best concert halls for classic music & jazz!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The acoustic is absolutely stunning! The programme is not only of high quality but also highly creative, including cross-overs...I could go every week and always find something interesting...either well known pieces or something new to discover and experience...absolutely well managed!!

Visited January 2014
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