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“A Memorable Concert!”
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Concertgebouw
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Guided Tour Behind the scenes of The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
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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 26, 2013

We made a last-minute decision to visit Amsterdam and were pleased to secure tickets online for a Saturday night concert by the Netherlands Philharmonic (Rite of Spring, Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto). It was wonderful! We had heard about the hall's acoustics and were not disappointed: the percussion in Rite of Spring almost shot me out of my seat! A few suggestions: (a) We sat in the 8th row, which is too close (although we had a good view of sensational pianist Behzod Abduraimov's hands, which were a blur). The orchestra sits on a raised stage, and there is no elevation for main floor seating. I believe the sound and the view would have been better further back. (There is elevated seating behind the orchestra.) (b) We were in the mood for wine and desert after the concert, but there's not much in the immediate neighborhood. We wished we had stayed in the hall's cafe, which looked great. (c) We were uncertain how dressy folks would be. Don't worry about it: Just about anything goes. (d) Complimentary wine/beer/tea/soft drinks were served both before the concert and at intermission, so make your way quickly to the nearest bar to beat the crowd. The hosted bar seems to be a staple in the Netherlands, as we experienced the same thing at a Netherlands Dance Theater performance in The Hague. Three cheers for that!

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

booked our tickets months in advance on line HET CONCERTGEBOUW saves time and there is a nice cafe for pre-concert dinner write at the concert house.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Booked tickets online a night before performance, Tchaikovsky no. 1s, Concerto and Symphony.

The performance by Netherlands philharmonic, and the renowned acoustics soon showed to be truly a wonder. Enjoyed the complimentary coffee before performance.

Concertgebouw is a bliss when being in Amsterdam, specially so, that it seems that they almost have a daily performance. Do not miss if you are there..

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Unbelievable acoustics in this world class music temple. They changed the program due to illness by the conductor (Claudio Abado) and the pianist (M. Argerich) who decided not to come. Their replacements (B. Haitink and Maria J Pires) were absolutely fantastic.The management sent notices a few days before so we knew of the changes. One of the best concerts we ever heard.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

11:am Concert on a Sunday morning! Sold out. What a treat. A wonderful way to spend a rainy Sunday and enjoy lunch afterwards.

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