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“A circus theather ??”

Koninklijk Theater Carre
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$46.34*
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Ranked #35 of 574 things to do in Amsterdam
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Officially opened as a circus theather but when i was there, I dont see any hint of it being one before. If it was a circus theater before, then it must have been the most beautiful circus theater in the world.
This theater deserves all the great review here in tripadvisor. A must see in Amsterdam if you love theater. I have visited this theater at least 10x and every time, I am still amazed buy the chadeliers and just the atmosphere.
During the breaks, you also have a great view of the River Amstel while having your champange or any beverage for that matter.
The only thing not so nice was the smoke on the balcony from the cigarette smokers. They should not allow smoking there as well. We all have the right to enjoy the view from the balcony indeed.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

An awesome building - classic in the best sense of the word. Whenever you have to chance to watch a performance here - go there - the atmosphere and acoustics are phenomenal. Only the best are allowed to get on this stage.

Thank KPosse
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a beautiful theater with very nice interiors and architecture. I'd recommend paying a bit extra for the good seats (stalls or parterre sections). No seat is a bad seat, but it really does make a difference to be up close since the cheaper seats are generally way up in the rafters, making viewing a bit of a challenge.

I'd also recommend buying your tickets directly at the theater. There has been more than 1 occasion where we've purchased tickets from ticketservice.nl and the venue has screwed things up with booking multiple parties in the same seats. They definitely need to improve their system for bookings, or at minimum, handle the situation in a proper way when mistakes occur. When this has happened, they've even moved us back into cheaper seats than we paid for, which was quite disappointing.

That said, the venue is beautiful, and aside from the poor service of seating attendants on the ground/main floor (parterre), it's a very nice place to see a concert.

1  Thank Wanderfool44
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We booked tickets for the world christmas circus that was showing at the Carre in early January. The theater was a great venue for it - there didn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. Our own seats were just a few rows from the top, but there was no trouble seeing the fabulous acts. The area on the second floor where they were serving drinks was very busy during intermission, as was the coat check area on the second floor. Since we were sitting on the top level, we should have check our coats on that level, and taken the quick exits straight down from the top level.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Carre is the main theater in Amsterdam and its all you want of a royal theater. The best plays, musical and concert are given here and the venue serves for many premieres of events. Although The De La Mar Theater is getting more and more popular by the crowd The Carre remains the city's most royal theater. Don't miss the De la Mar though, its stunning.

Thank Angel1977
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