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“Amazing experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))
+31 900 6718345
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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. Due to the popularity of these concerts it is recommended to arrive at least 45min before the concert.
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“Amazing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is one of Europe's finest concert halls. If you have the opportunity to attend a concert -- any concert -- GO! I booked two seats about 3 months in advance of our trip on the Cocertgebouw website. We picked up the tickets at will call. Main floor seats toward the rear were 40 euro each. There are no bad seats. The ticket price includes free drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee) at intermission as well as the tram ride to and fro. Even if you are not into classical music per se, attending a concert in this amazing venue is a wonderful way to experience what most tourists miss -- the Dutch love affair with some of the world's greatest musicians. Not to be missed!

Visited June 2014
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“50% discount tickets available day of at Amsterdam Library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Concertgebouw is a venue that any music lover should try to attend. We were so lucky to see a chamber music ensemble last night that was unforgettable. The venue, the music. All first class. As a tip, stop by the World famous Amsterdam city library near the Centraal Station for lunch (7th floor, great view of city, great restaurant) and pick up tickets for any cultural event that day, half price and the ticket includes public transit to and fro. (got to love Amsterdam for this)

Visited July 2014
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“Highlight of Amsterdam Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I enjoyed a free concert in the small hall at the Concertgebouw featuring vocal and instrumental students. Free concerts are held at noontime on Wednesdays. Go early (at least 30-45 minutes) to stand in line for admission.

Visited June 2014
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“Free concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went to the free 30 minute lunch concert that takes place once a week. We were in the smaller concert hall and got there early which was essential as it is very popular. This was a great show with a variety of instruments played by young musicians. The venue is impressive and for free it was definitely worth doing!

Visited June 2014
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“always love it there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

nice drinks, nice atmopshere, nice food (attention though portions are small; so not for big eaters), and internet access...

Visited June 2014
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