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Concertgebouw

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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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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Best concert hall EVER.

What is not to like about the Concertgebouw? It was built ove a century ago, the roof was more or less plonked on and WHAM, best accoustics ever. The entrance is by a door in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 23, 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

What is not to like about the Concertgebouw? It was built ove a century ago, the roof was more or less plonked on and WHAM, best accoustics ever. The entrance is by a door in a glass extension, very convenient. The hall itself is utterly charming. One can get a seat in the hall, on the balcony, or on the... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Brilliant orchestra and a lovely concert hall. The pianist was excellent and free drinks were included both before the concert and during the interval

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had read about the free lunch concert on trip advisor! We made our way to the Concertgebouw on Wednesday and knew we needed to get there early. What a pleasure, well worth the wait! One of the highlights of our trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a beautiful concert hall with magnificent acoustics. Don't bother with the champagne at intermission, though, it is too crowded and hard to get to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We loved the free 30 minute concert on Wednesdays at 12:30 during September and October. News of thus has obviously travelled as the hall was full!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you are visiting sept through May and a Wednesday, There is a free concert or rehearsal at 12:30. Get there 1/2 hour before, otherwise you may be at the end of the line and not get in

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

A Bach recital in the second of the two halls, perfect for chamber music - a beautiful wood panelled room for 200 with an amazing acoustic giving a warm deep sound - what a beautiful way to spend a Sunday lunchtime

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Dropped in to see what events were being held during our week long stay in Amsterdam and there was a Celebration of Flamenco - missed going to this in Spain and I think this was probably better than the tourist/commercial offerings in Spain. Enjoyed the evening - pre concert and intermission refreshment were included in the ticket and there were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

A delight. A building that makes one sigh. Do spoil yourself and go to at least one concert. Avoid row 1 and 2. Pillar obscures view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We attended a one hour progressive jazz concert in the basement jazz club that was great. The room was beautiful and the tickets included drinks at the bar until the show started. Very personable performers who interacted with the audience.

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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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