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Concertgebouw

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Address: Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 900 6718345
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1:00 pm - 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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Brilliant performance of La Boheme

One of the highlights of this trip was a semi-tagged performance of La Boheme. Brilliant! The ticket price includes a glass of wine of soft drink in the interval and a programme... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the highlights of this trip was a semi-tagged performance of La Boheme. Brilliant! The ticket price includes a glass of wine of soft drink in the interval and a programme (but only in Dutch!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to have a very special night in Amsterdam, visit the Concertgebouw! It's a beautiful building and the music is the best. Personally I would recommend to see a symphony here, because of the great acoustics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the best way to visit this marvellous music hall is to buy tickets to a concert and enjoy amazing Concertgebouw Orchestra in a fantastic acoustic. even if you buy the cheapest concert tickets, you still hear everything great, cristal clear. ps. on intermission you can enjoy free wine, juice beer etc. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regardless of your musical preference, seeing a concert in this stunningly beautiful venue is such a treat and experience. One of Amsterdam's absolute highlights. We saw the Summer night at the Opera with classical pieces from various operas. The full orchestra, an excellent choir and wonderful soprano soloist all contributed to a simply outstanding evening. The acoustics are excellent and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is beautiful and nicely kept. Worth walking by for a picture or just to appreciate the architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may have heard music in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, or Kennedy Center in New York City, but until you've heard music in this unique venue, you haven't reached the peak. Everything is uniquely Dutch, The principal artists enter the stage by coming down an elegant set of carpeted stairs. The acoustics are top drawer. And the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Great choice for a rainny day or if you have your parents visiting you (that was my case) and it doesnt really matter what concert will you go cause all the musician palying there are really talented. The acoustic is fantastic. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No kidding, the concertgebouw it the place to be if you love the richness of music, it is the ultimate hall of the world.Situated in the heart of Amsterdam South, next to all the interesting musea of Amsterdam, what ever the program, you will have the best evening out you can remember!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to get last minute tickets to a concert here with Emmanuel Ax performing with the orchestra. Perfection!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went to a concert with mainly Rachmaninoff music. Sat in the 2nd row which normally is too close for an orchestra but totally enjoyed it. If in Amsterdam go to a concert.

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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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