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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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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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Beethoven in exquisite surroundings

Such a beautiful building and the acoustics are amazing. The seats were expensive but worth it just to visit this wonderful place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Such a beautiful building and the acoustics are amazing. The seats were expensive but worth it just to visit this wonderful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Loved listening to a great concert in a fantastic venue - beautiful interior decorations. Maybe it was because we were sitting really close to the stage but I didn't find the acoustics to live up to their reputation! But it didn't stop me enjoying the concert!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

No explanation needed: an excellent performance of the KCO, booked two weeks in advance, casual dress allowed (but not too casual please).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

we went on a tour for an hour and then a piano duet concert in the small hall which was beautiful...enjoyed it thoroughly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Having read the reviews of other tourists I bought tickets for the concert when I was planning our Amsterdam adventure. Concertgebouw is a must see with it's near perfect acoustics. We went for Schumann by Symphony Orchestra and the experience is unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Wonderful Concert, very popular with the locals. I would advise ordering tickets. There were concerts which were sold out that I wanted to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Went for a free concert, it was great. Beautiful theatre. Easy access by tram. One of the entertainment to do in Amsterdam .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Went for the the Free Lunch Concert on one of the Wednesdays. The concert starts at 12.30noon and lasted about 1/2 hour. Please go at least an hour early (as opposed to what they say in the website - half an hour early) as the queue can be quite long, since it's free. The Free Lunch Concert is held in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

everyone visiting Amsterdam should attend a concert at the Concertgebouw. Tickets are available on-line. I had to call and the staff was very helpful. it is an experience to attend. Drinks and a cookie are included in the admission (something you'll never find in the US). The hall is beautiful. The only issue we had was the program was in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you appreciate fine music and you find yourself in Amsterdam, this is a must-do venue! The building is more spectacular inside than out, and the orchestra plays as a single unit which can't be beat! Most recently I saw a Gershwin concert of which I'm not generally a fan, but the music was presented so beautifully that I felt... More 

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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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