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Concertgebouw

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
As featured in 3 Days in Amsterdam and 4 other guides
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Address: Concertgebouwplein 10 | Museum Quarter, 1071 LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 900 6718345
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13:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 13:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world's most famous concert halls...

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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Guided Tour Behind the scenes of The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
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Always a treat to visit the Concertgebouw. The acoustics are marvellous, but the speech sound ampliciation system is terrible. They serve free drinks and cookies in the breaks of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a treat to visit the Concertgebouw. The acoustics are marvellous, but the speech sound ampliciation system is terrible. They serve free drinks and cookies in the breaks of concerts, and wardrobe is free. In general concert tickets are dirt cheap, no wonder it is sold out so often.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this place through my friend , it's behind the Rijksmuseum by about 4 blocks . And across the street from another museum stadelicmuseum I BELEIVE . Nice place to spend the evening listening to music . You can buy your tickets at the door also . I don't remember how much but inexpensive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Concertgebouw Orchestra is world class. It is advisable to book well in advance to get a good seat at one of their concerts. For some of their concerts it is also possible to attend a dinner in the Mirror Hall beforehand. We booked for this and enjoyed a really lovely 3-course meal with wine plus some extras and very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was passing by the concert hall and was invited two ladies standing at the hall's main entrance to watch performance of Anna Fedorova (a leading Pianist) for free. I spent an hour in the hall and I must say I really did enjoy the performance and the amazing historical hall itself. Highly recommended to visit, you won't be disappointed.!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked an evening performance of Handel's Messiah before we left. I believe they have "Tourist oriented" shows that can be booked the same day, but I strongly recommend booking a prime-time performance in advance. The space is beautiful - truly a world class venue. Whatever is performed will feel that much more magical due to the incredible interior. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here many times and had an excellent experience, you do need to book seats early if you want a good view and it can sometimes be a bit pricey but it is worth it for all the splendor and acoustics. Do dress up, arrive early and don't bring snacks for the performances there are intervals and small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting tour round the concert hall with a great, and funny, guide. Well worth booking a tour if you're in the area

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for Rufus Wainwright albeit with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. History alone does not make a venue well-suited to modern performances and the tall stage together with seating with little or no rake make this a place for listening more than watching which is a disadvantage when one wishes to observe the stage. The sound quality was excellent.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Concert gebouw is a cool 140 years old. It was granted with the title 'Royal' only issued to anything over 100 years old, of importance to The Netherlands with a flawless reputation On wednes days, at noon, and if you are lucky you can visit a general repetition. It is located on the Museum Square (plein) and there very... More 

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Metz, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Wednesday lunch time when the concert is free for everyone. The waiting time in the queue was about 30 minutes. The venue is beautiful and the jazz music played that day was remarkable. This is a fantastic free activity to do in Amsterdam.

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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