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“If you love music attend a concert.”
Review of Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I booked a classical concert online and opted for the 1 hour tour before. First of all, the tour is really interesting although you need to be physically fit as you have to climb up a very narrow spiral staircase so you can look down on the concert hall and you walk down to the basement where you see and hear the musicians tuning their instruments. I do not have an vocabulary adequate enough to describe the acoustics and the purity of the music; it brought tears to my eyes. It was the best sound I have ever heard. Try to get seats right in the middle of the hall where the acoustics are at their optimum.

Thank malibufan
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Wonderful concert hall to hear classical music. The sound is warm and mellow while being quite clear. The interior of the main hall is apposite to the music. Arrive early to hear the buzz around the corridors. It is worth wandering around during interval to look into all the rooms. The organization is great with helpful ushers, drinks readily and freely at hand, and good tasting coffee served without delay. There's a good cafe next door for dinner. I booked online and had no issues with booking system nor picking up tickets before the day. Upcoming performances are advertise well in advance to help travelers plan well in advance a good evening at the Concertgebouw.

Thank Michel H
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Although we didn't book a concert we took a walk to the Concertgebouw from Leidslein, with a short detour through Vondelpark (very pretty). This is a very nice area of Amsterdam and has some lovely high end fashion shops (we just window shopped!). The Concergebouw is quite majestic from the outside but we also went to the cafe, which is to the left of the building and had tea and cake - some very tempting cakes to choose from. Saw a glimpse of the interior when I went to the ladies which looked very promising. From the Concertgebouw it is a 5 minute walk to the Rijksmuseum where works by Rembrandt and other dutch artists are shown. However,we didn't go in as it was about 5pm and the museum closed at 6pm so felt we wouldn't have enough time but definitely plan to visit the next time we are in Amsterdam.

Thank LittleHoglet
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Did not like the no pictures rules/big sign at the front of stage. Did like the incredible ambiance, value of the 20E ticket that came w/tram ride to and from +drinks -- unreal. Super worth doing, highly recommend. Picked up the ticket Friday night just after 7pm. The sign at the box office said sales for anything other than that night were cut off (at 7). But the girl sold me the ticket nevertheless, and was super nice.

Rode the tram back Sunday, so I advise getting the ticket in advance a few days earlier, when having walked down there, then for the show itself, take the tram, since you may never ride it otherwise. The city is super small -- it would seem only the really outlying areas or I guess inclement weather periods or those unable to walk would require using the trams much -- just my thought after five days/nights there. I think it was 20E?

Thank travels808
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We got a ticket to see the Orchestra here on the final night of out honeymoon and really enjoyed it. The Orchestra were excellent, free drink before and in the interval was included in the cost of the ticket as well as tram travel to and from the venue. We went for the restricted view seats which were the cheapest at E22 each so it wasn't cheap but as I said to the ticket vendor "They're only playing, there's nothing really to see".

Thank christian m
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