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“Free lunchtime concert” 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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“Free lunchtime concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Accoustics brilliant. A fantastic building (and a good café)

Long queue! Try turning up at the last minute - you may be able to just walk in.

Visited June 2014
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“Very beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very crouded on the free lunch time concerts. If you want to have a seated place be sure to be there before the beginning hour.

Visited June 2014
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“An education and a wonderful performance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you happen to visit Amsterdam on a Wednesday, make sure to set aside an hour to visit Concertgebouw! The free 12:30 weekly performance is not to be missed; even my visiting group of 21-year old ruffians -unable to tell our Schumanns from our Schuberts- left about 35 minutes later absolutely awed. As far as I gather, the performance varies each week, depending on who is playing so returning is a must! As well as the great performances, the building itself is gorgeous inside and out. Taking a look around should keep anyone occupied before the show!
It's advisable to turn up to the hall about 30 minutes early as seats are limited and in justly high demand.

Visited June 2014
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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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