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“One of the most beautiful concerthalls in the world” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw
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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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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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“One of the most beautiful concerthalls in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The acoustic quality of this concerthall is beyond criticism, but also its regular orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouworkest (KCO) is one of the very best in the world and very renowned. So if you have the opportunity, do attend a concert. You will not soon forget it. We, living 100 meters away, had a subscription of the Masterpianist series, which is also top of the bill.

Visited September 2013
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“Superb concerts performed in astoundingly good acoustics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have never known of an opportunity where I could hear so much good music being performed so well over such a short period. If you are a connoisseur of quality classic music you must go!

Visited February 2014
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“Free Wed lunchtime concert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Again, after a review on here, we headed down an hour early, to see what the free concert would offer.
Surprisingly cosy concert hall, which was beautiful. A huge crowd seemed to gather relatively early on, from 11.30am, with the locals knowing that all would get a seat.
A wonderful experience, made all the more impressive by the very young violinist.

Visited May 2014
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“Concert gebouw”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's a beautiful old building with a new 'outside'. I always loved to go to a concert there. It's situated on a corner, more or less opposite the Rijks museum (1km walk). To find out what's on: http://www.concertgebouw.nl/en.
Trams 16 and 25 stop just opposite the building.

Visited July 2013
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“Memorable Concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Concertgebouw is a truly beautiful concert hall,with wonderful acoustics.It is the home of the Concertgebouw orchestra,which is arguably the greatest in the world at the moment.I heard the Rackmaninoff Piano concerto number two,played more beautiful than I have ever heard it played before;a truly memorable and moving concert.

Visited May 2014
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