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“Fantastic hall” 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 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, Concerts, Theaters & Stadiums
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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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“Fantastic hall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Amazing acoustics. Fabulous orchestra -- The Concertgebouw. Just really thrilling to hear. If you like orchestral music, don't miss it -- but get your tickets on line as early as you can. Six weeks before the concert the tickets were almost gone.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Great orchestra, great concert hall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A world-class orchestra, moderately priced tickets, and a free drink before the concert and at the intermission!

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful concert hall, excellent sound”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It was my first visit here to the Concertgebouw for the Tori Amos tour and what a gorgeous building. Inside was also beautifully detailed and not as big as I had expected. The acoustics are superb and I can see why people say this is one of the best concert halls in the world.

Visited May 2014
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Oxford
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“A classic hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

To attend a concert here is a special treat. First, the acoustic, which must be one of the best in Europe, alongside the concert hall in Gothenburg and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is justly famous and will not disappoint.The physical environment is charming and a nice touch is that patrons are offered a free drink before the concert, or in the interval. If you like classical music, don't miss a concert here. Tickets can be bought on-line.

Visited April 2014
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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“One of the most beautiful concerthalls in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The acoustic quality of this concerthall is beyond criticism, but also its regular orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouworkest (KCO) is one of the very best in the world and very renowned. So if you have the opportunity, do attend a concert. You will not soon forget it. We, living 100 meters away, had a subscription of the Masterpianist series, which is also top of the bill.

Visited September 2013
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