Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Richard R
Denver, CO166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an outstanding modern concert hall. The Grote Saal (Big Hall) is an excellent venue for soloists and chamber music. Acoustics are superb. The only problem is that the seats step up only every two rows, so it's much easier to see over tall Dutch people if you are in an even numbered row.
Written February 8, 2020
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🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
The Netherlands354,387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I come here every now and then for a concert. Having a drink in the foyer with an amazing view before a concert is not something to forget quickly. The main hall is wonderfully designed with a very modern look. If you are in Amsterdam and have the time, it is worth looking to take a quick look inside the beautiful foyer, for free, even if you do not have the time to spare for a concert🌷🌷🌷
Written December 12, 2023
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Amy R
South Bend, IN366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
A great little adventure taking the fast, free and frequent ferry located behind the Station. Sat outside on the theatre’s outdoor terrace. Good bottle of reasonably priced Chablis and a couple of typically Dutch snacks. It was a lovely warm sunny day with great views across to the city, chilling away from the bustle.
Written June 17, 2018
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Roberto_Balzarelli
Amsterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
On the website you can buy tickets for a special tour around Muziekgebouw 't Ij. This encompasses a lunch and a 2 hour tour of the building.

The lunch was perfect and started off great.
However the tour was simply not good. Even though we had a tour operator which passionately told us about the place she simply did not have anything interesting to mention. Maybe our expectations were too high but for 21 euro's per person I expect to hear about the architecture; the construction techniques; the acoustic behaviour of the room and why certain design choices have been made; a tour of the complete building including Bimhuis; etc. etc.

Unfortunately none of that.

We walked around the building obtaining mediocre information and pointing out the obvious stuff (this is the toilet; this is the porter). We went to the cafeteria of the staff and to a dressing room... But the best one was to see that there is a loading dock for the trucks where they bring in supplies.....

We spend literally 10 minutes in the main room. And there was a tuner present who was tuning the piano (which would have been amazing to hear!) but we were so busy with watching the toilets of the place that we came too late.

Bimhuis was not included in the tour. And the best view was not able to be seen because of a photoshoot.

Don't get me wrong; I understand that there are limitations to a building. But paying 21 euro's just for a lunch and a boring walk around with no spectucalar information is not done for me.

Music wise the place is amazing and I suggest everyone to go to a show! That should be the only reason to go there. The tour could be improved way more.
Written February 16, 2015
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Travels_Muse
England75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
My husband and I were staying in the Movenpick Hotel and thought we would while away a couple of hours on the deck outside the Muziekgebouw's restaurant on our last day, between checking out and waiting for our train to the airport.

The outside area is superb, with normal tables as well as large "sofas" (made of a sort of strong plastic I think) with big comfy cushions on them. The view over the water is spectacular and the whole atmosphere is very relaxing. Most of the menu (being a seafood resturant) looked somewhat pricey, but we each had an excellent omelette with tasty and fresh home made bread for only 8 euro, which we thought was very reasonable. We were so relaxed, we really didn't want to leave! Highly recommended for a lazy afternoon, especially if the sun is shining.
Written July 9, 2012
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igormk
91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
The Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ concert hall seems much less known than the world-famous Concertgebouw but this venue definitely worth visiting for those who are into classical music, particularly modern one. There is a wonderful view of Amsterdam from the glass-walled foyer. They offer free drinks in the intermission (which is also the case in Concertgebouw). The only problem that may be encountered by those who do not speak Dutch is that their site is almost completely in Dutch and buying tickets is a hassle. But once you get through it you will surely enjoy what you hear and see in this modern hall.
Written December 16, 2018
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Anna2blume
Kassel, Germany5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
what a great place for Music (also :bimhuis!) and a wonderful architecture! And after the concert, you got free wine and a Snack and you had time to talk about all
Written June 13, 2013
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Sandra Artist
London, UK279 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
I bought tickets ahead to hear the Calefax jazz quintet as advertised as Jazz world music!!
We are jazz fans and were looking forward to discovering the new hall in the north port of Amsterdam.

24€ a person and on Wednesday 28 pm we had to sit to a totally different program: young artists of the year being interviewed at length,in Dutch,and music from medieval times by the Calefax and another strings quarter playing their version of Shostakovich...a modern duo, which was socially rewarding... And "jazz world music"??
We left at the interval,super disappointed.

The new building is huge and freezing: concerte with high ceilings.. not at all welcoming.
If you arrive early,book at the restaurant otherwise unfriendly staff refuses to serve you a drink although there are tables empty and you could go into the hall...
The bar was closed too and it became a cold and unfriendly experience, unfortunately.
We love Amsterdam and Holland,but this was a huge disappointment.
Written December 30, 2022
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Yugi Y
Rouse Hill, Australia75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
(English: "Music Building on the IJ")

is the main concert hall for contemporary classical music on the IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The building opened in 2005 and is located above the IJtunnel, a ten-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal station. The building was designed by Danish architects 3XN. The Bimhuis is part of and partly integrated in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.
Written September 22, 2019
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UK_Trolleytraveller
Amsterdam, The Netherlands156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Great music location! I visited the Cellobiennale 2018; took tickets for 6 concerts. What a wonderfull experience at such a great location. Friendly informal atmosphere. Being there is beign among friend!
Written October 31, 2018
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