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“Top class opera.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nationale Opera & Ballet

Nationale Opera & Ballet
Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Plantage & the East)
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Ranked #112 of 576 things to do in Amsterdam
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Owner description: National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in our land, National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet & opera-world's artistry, technique & craftsmanship together with its own specialised workshops & rehearsal rooms. Follow a tour in the building or enjoy one of the opera or ballet performances.
Greenock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Top class opera.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Building does not look like much from outside but the seating is perfect - clear views of the stage- and the acoustics are wonderful. Performance of Arabella by Richard Strauss was memorable.

Visited April 2014
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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“Consistently good company”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The National Ballet is based in the Muziektheater in Amsterdam. I've been to many productions of this company and always enjoyed them. Perhaps the standard is not quite the best I've seen (I think the Royal Ballet in London for example is better), but it is still very high. Moreover, the prices are very reasonable, so I can go as often as I like.

The Muziektheater is a pleasant environment to watch ballet. It is located near the centre of the city and is easily accessed via public transport. I always enjoy the view over the Amstel when having a glass of wine during the interval.

Visited June 2013
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“Allways perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The great performers (National Ballet, Dutch Opera house etc.) for ballet and opera are allways here and a visit to the Stopera (the other name for the Musictheater) is allways value for money. Try to make a reservation in time, so that you have a good place in the theatre. This theatre is almost any time sold out.

Visited March 2014
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Ballet at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Not only the ensemble but also the choreographie are again and again of high quality...creative and simply a pleasure to see, enjoy and admire!

Visited December 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Affordable opera and ballet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Going to the opera and ballet is not the realm of the elite in Amsterdam. Tickets are cheaper than many rock concerts. Not as cheap as eastern parts of europe but still great. I went to the ballet and found men not in tie. This was great.

Visited December 2013
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