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“Go only if you like orchestras” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+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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“Go only if you like orchestras”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The concert hall is very beautiful and the orchestra performance was also nice. But, this place is more for orchestra lovers than for the average tourist.

Visited May 2015
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“Excellent Evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went to see a concert of Opera classics with Juan Diego Florez. All very grand and impressive with great acoustics. However I did feel sorry for Juan who kept on having to run up and down the stairs to the stage between performances.

Visited May 2015
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“very good concert hall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The place is interestingly built with a parterre and a galery, with good view on the scene from almost everywhere. The accoustics is very nice, and the sound is crisp.
It's a rather small place (much smaller than Carnegie or french salle pleyel or philarmony, or the berlin oper), and the public is one of connoisseurs and, like in all classical music places, ageing...
It's the perfect place for an evening (romantic or solo) in amsterdam, as the prices are lower than in other capitals in Europe for very good concerts.
They have a concert + champagne & sushi offer that is nice (be carefull : voucher available on groundfloor at the bar, not in the other bars).

Visited July 2014
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“Perfect acoustics; glorious building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

An evening of Stravinsky, Prokofiev (with the extraordinary cellist Daniel Müller-Shott) and Brahms in mid-May '15 was sublime in this perfect concert hall. Whatever is performed there will be worth seeing, and especially hearing. If you like classical music, you will rarely hear it so ideally presented.

Visited May 2015
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“What a sound”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The famous accoustic is always there.
On the 15th May it couldn't save the pianoforte. Barely audible, devoided of musical meaning.

Visited May 2015
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