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Dutch National Opera & Ballet

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Dutch National Opera & Ballet creates, produces and presents both traditional and innovative opera and ballet productions of the highest quality. As one of the largest cultural organisations in the Netherlands, Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 551 8117
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of us saw this opera the other night while visiting Amsterdam. It was spectacular and stunning. I think it will remain with me for a long time. The amazing and innovative direction and the main singers who were so so incredible. What was also...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

The theatre: large, modern and comfortable, nice canal side location. Full house on the night. Very appreciative audience. Standing ovation at the end. The production: terrific cast, superb scenery, magnificent dancing, sumptuous costumes. We thoroughly enjoyed it. A very intelligent, traditional and engaging performance by...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

Great production of Tannhauser (best I've seen in years). Excellent arrangements for buffet before and after performance, and nice informal atmosphere - it was nice to chat to fellow opera-goers, that just doesn't happen at Covent Garden!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Great theatre. Easily accessible. I’m a wheelchair user. Huge foyers at every level. Lifts. Inside the auditorium has great acoustics and sight lines. We saw Swan Lake. 3.5 hours. Beautifully choreographed romantic swans, drilled with military precision. The rest was slow, a pastoral mash of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

This is the city's big opera house, very prominent on the Amstel Canal. You can't miss it. All sorts of major musical performances happen here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a performance! Honestly I was overwhelmed. The performance was of the highest standards and the cast was trully exceptional. The building itself was a marvel of modern architecture. Had a seat at the 2nd balcony right in the middle. Very good view of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

We went to a free performance at lunch time; it was very well attended and enjoyed by all, get there early as you may be seated on the steps

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank schaillimonae
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Saw a perfomance Barber of Seville last week in Amsterdam. Great. I am disappointed with the current rends in US opera. Europe is the place for opera. Put Amsterdam opera on your list. Great audience. Great production.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Greg D
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We went to watch Il barbiere di Siviglia and it was a marvellous experience. Production was great, acoustics also and seats were comfy. I would recommend anyone visiting Amsterdam if likes opera or ballet to visit Dutch national opera.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 47jelenac
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to see La dame aux camelias. It was wonderful. Room is beautiful and very comfortable with lots of space to seat and then a great organisation for drinks and finger food. I recommend it !

Date of experience: October 2018
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
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best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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There is no dress code. You will see a mix of people dressed up in formal suits and gowns as well as people in jeans. I highly recommend booking a site tour prior to your event. The tour lasts over an hour and provides a lot... More
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