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“A very enjoyable experience” 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 #21 of 340 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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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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Paris, France
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“A very enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Not to miss. You have two possibilities. Free lunch concerts (you need to check the schedule on line beforehand as they're not on every day): don't let the long lines discourage you. There was one inside and another very long one outside but the concert is in the main concert hall that sits about 2,000 people. Still make sure you have your priorities right because it's a 30 minutes concert. The staff was very patient and accommodating after the concert and left plenty of time for photographs and never lost their cool even when a very enterprising tourist climbed on stage for a better view!
Regular concerts are great. (Bach's St Matthew and St John Passions when I was there). If there are no more seats in the stalls, the balcony is a good option. The second row is raked allowing for unobstructed views. Great acoustics. Great atmosphere. No particular dress code (from casual to soberly elegant).
The café on the premises is a good option for a pre concert meal. Not a big menu but something for everyone's tastes. Service is quick enough. It does get crowded and you may be offered to share a table.

Visited April 2014
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“The Sound of The Angels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I attended a concert with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and a featured piano player (don't recall his name, shame on me) on March 23rd.

I sat in the front balcony, dead center. The sound was rapturous! For anyone who appreciates the lush sound of a full orchestra, I strongly recommend you order early and grab one of the handful of center seats in the front balcony (it has only four rows). The acoustics of this hall are AMAZING, and the best of the best is heard from those very special seats.

It was only my second live orchestral concert, the other being in Detroit just to give an idea of what this was for me. The first minutes of the concert nearly brought me to tears, it was so beautiful.

As a longtime classical music fan and audiophile, this experience holds a special place among the fondest memories of my life.

Visited March 2014
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“for free, you have to give it 10/10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

lovely venue, and for a free concert you cant complain, you see some of the finest artists in europe, would definatley visit again

Visited March 2014
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“Great Bruckner 9”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We enjoyed this so much that we bought tickets to see/hear the same concert 2 days later. Comfortable chairs with good leg room. great acoustics.

Visited March 2014
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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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“tchaikovsky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

the distance is along and underneath the Rijksmuseum and over the Museum Square where there is a lot to see.

Visited April 2014
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