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Concertgebouw

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Address: Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071 LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 900 6718345
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls...

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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An exceptional musical experience

The quality of the sound in this theater has to be experienced to be believed. It brought tears to our eyes

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The quality of the sound in this theater has to be experienced to be believed. It brought tears to our eyes

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every year I go to Amsterdam, and its a must to listen to some nice music. They have summer concerts, and a programme is available on line. Easy to choose and easy to book. A drink is included in the price. Different prices with the seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I were privileged to enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner before our concert in this beautiful music venue. The dinner was a 5-course meal complete with wines. The concert was excellent and the sound in this house is incredible. We also took a tour offered by the Concertgebouw which enabled us to go behind the scenes. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw a wonderful concert in the main hall in July - going again tonight. Excellent seating and acoustics. A wonderful concert hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky to be able to catch a concert there during the summer. Just to be in that beautiful place made the evening special and the concert was excellent. We did not realize that there is a wine break during intermission with a free drink, but a friendly local told us about it. We had dinner before the concert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This venue probably has the best acoustics for classical performances you can get, the orchestra, sublime. Sunday lunchtimes free concerts are a must and worth the wait (@1hour of you get there early, first come first served!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were not able to see the inside of this famous concert hall but want to make that a priority for our next Amsterdam visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great acoustics, in a classically styled hall. It's a relatively small venue which gives everyone a good view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK first about the building, is nice inside and outside, inside it has good acoustics, not perfect but good. The shows are diverse and very entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit and enjoy the music. When buying tickets try not to select seats near the organ otherwise you will see nothing and hear a noise. I bought tickets online where you can select seats, and they assigned seats near the organ which is behind the orchestra, so I heard noise only and saw nothing,... More 

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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