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“Most beautiful theatre in Holland” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Koninklijk Theater Carre

Koninklijk Theater Carre
Amstel 115-125 | Grachtengordel: East, 1018 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
0900 25 25 255 / +31 20 52 49 452
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Ranked #13 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Most beautiful theatre in Holland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is the most prestious and beautiful theatre in Holland right on the edge of the canals. The performances range from classic theatre and music to circus. Pick your favourite and have a great night out. Pre-performance dinners can be had in the theatre itself if you book well beforehand - otherwise next door restaurants make sure you are fed and on time for the curtain.

Visited March 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Charming and Beautiful Theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I was lucky to see Eddie Vedder perform here. An amazing venue! Very comfortable seats, and great acoustics.

Visited July 2012
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“A circus theather ??”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Officially opened as a circus theather but when i was there, I dont see any hint of it being one before. If it was a circus theater before, then it must have been the most beautiful circus theater in the world.
This theater deserves all the great review here in tripadvisor. A must see in Amsterdam if you love theater. I have visited this theater at least 10x and every time, I am still amazed buy the chadeliers and just the atmosphere.
During the breaks, you also have a great view of the River Amstel while having your champange or any beverage for that matter.
The only thing not so nice was the smoke on the balcony from the cigarette smokers. They should not allow smoking there as well. We all have the right to enjoy the view from the balcony indeed.

Visited August 2012
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Groenekan, The Netherlands
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“Like the name suggests: ROYAL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

An awesome building - classic in the best sense of the word. Whenever you have to chance to watch a performance here - go there - the atmosphere and acoustics are phenomenal. Only the best are allowed to get on this stage.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful architecture, good acoustics, poor service at times.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a beautiful theater with very nice interiors and architecture. I'd recommend paying a bit extra for the good seats (stalls or parterre sections). No seat is a bad seat, but it really does make a difference to be up close since the cheaper seats are generally way up in the rafters, making viewing a bit of a challenge.

I'd also recommend buying your tickets directly at the theater. There has been more than 1 occasion where we've purchased tickets from ticketservice.nl and the venue has screwed things up with booking multiple parties in the same seats. They definitely need to improve their system for bookings, or at minimum, handle the situation in a proper way when mistakes occur. When this has happened, they've even moved us back into cheaper seats than we paid for, which was quite disappointing.

That said, the venue is beautiful, and aside from the poor service of seating attendants on the ground/main floor (parterre), it's a very nice place to see a concert.

Visited December 2012
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