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Dutch National Opera & Ballet

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Address: Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 625 5455
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Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and...

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in the Netherlands, Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet & opera-world's artistry, technique & craftsmanship together with its own specialised workshops & rehearsal rooms. Follow a tour in the building or enjoy one of the opera or ballet performances.

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Classical ballet worldly acclaimed as excellent

This classical ballet company is one of the best ballet companies of the world. Performances of modern ballet, such as created by Georg Balanchine or newly created for this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 30, 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This classical ballet company is one of the best ballet companies of the world. Performances of modern ballet, such as created by Georg Balanchine or newly created for this company by Hans van Manen and other famous choreographers, are highly appreciated around the world and their classical ballet tradition is known as very good too. Their performances are highly acclaimed... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Even though Holland may be tiny, the cultural arts are well-funded and lively. The Dutch National Opera and Ballet is located in a city operated building and is not far from Rembrandt Square. There are often free noon concerts and depending on what part of the year you visit, you may have an opportunity to several a first-rate performances and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I stopped by today for a 12:30pm Tuesday lunch concert which they offer for free throughout the month. A five person Ensemble from the Nederland Philharmonics Orchestra performed numbers from Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss, Francis Poulenc. Great music. If you are free on Tuesday's stop by and check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

During our first canal cruise, a pretty good way to find you way around the city, we passed the Opera House. After retuning to our landing, we set off to find it. Discovering it was opening week, I expended the performances to be sold out. Our luck held, and purchased two seats in the 14th row on the aisle. As... More 

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Utrecht, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We had a great sunday afternoon. The performance is brilliant. We really liked the combination of classic scenes in tutu and more oriental scenes. The moonlit decor and the buddah dance were my personal favorites. I can highly recommend this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Went to Ballet La Bayadere. The location, music and the performance were great. No long queues for drinks during breaks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Something different and more culturally enriching for tourists and locals alike. I took the tour option and booked online via internet. The tour costs 8 euros if you print the ticket yourself and has just under 2 hour duration. The majority of my group were from Holland so the tour guide, who spoke some English requested that one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I saw La Bayadère with a few friends, a number of which were first-time ballet visitors. We all had a wonderful time: the performance was a true thing of beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

If this aspect of cultural entertainment appels to you then a visit to a performance by The Dutch National Ballet in their welcoming and impressive Muziek Theater home in Amsterdam is a veritable must. Before the dancing gets underway, it is likely that you will already have been impressed by the orchestra - the standard of playing is second to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Nice. Come here by boat (Canal Tours) or by feet and enoy the view. The structure is quite modern and not the best thing in the city, still an important spot of it.

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