Koninklijk Theater Carre
Koninklijk Theater Carre
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Address
Neighbourhood: Weesperbuurt
How to get there
  • Weesperplein • 4 min walk
  • Waterlooplein • 8 min walk
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🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
The Netherlands3,75,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
🎅🎅🎅My partner and myself love to come to this beautiful theatre in downtown Amsterdam once in a while and especially during the festive season. This evening we had the wonderful opportunity to see the 37th edition of the World Christmas Circus with quite a few nice acts this year. The theatre itself has quite a diverse programme, throughout the year, both from the Netherlands itself and quite often from abroad. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2024 to all of you!!!🌲🌲🌲
Written 20 December 2023
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Jan R
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam201 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Don’t make a mistake in your réservation as you can not return or change dates. You have to hope for fully booked carre and a waiting list. You get a voucher if/when tickets are sold.
Written 12 December 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Amazing theatre in every way
* Classic seating arrangement
* Impressive interior concert hall
* Fantastic acoustics which are not painful or too loud
* Beautiful outside structure and appearance, especially when illuminated at night
* Varied and wonderful line-up of acts and performances
* Helpful young staff members
* Coat and bag check storage services apparently free of charge
* Food, dinner and drinks offered too
* Prices are very reasonable compared to other venues and locations

CONS
* Some seats are obstructed view
* Getting to or leaving seats in the circular raised sections could mean passing at the knees of fifteen or more people
* Hallways and staircases are narrow and crowded and obstructed before and after performances

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... because I specifically came from Israel to Amsterdam in order to see two performances of the Analogues at this Koninklijk Carre Theatre. It was great and fantastic show and I loved it so much that I returned again on the next night for another identical performance (see my many photos of them, shown from two sides of the hall)!! I told the person next to me both times that I had traveled all the way from Israel to see the performances- neither was impressed by that.

The building and the concert area is fantastic and classic and I liked it so much. There are apparently non permanent seats on the main floor opposite and in front of the stage. I sat in a low side tier of partially obstructed seats for both shows, but on opposite sides (see again my photos).

The building is very beautiful and special, especially when illuminated and seen from the bridge over the canal (see my "helpful" photos).

There were very many special unique people crowded into the aisles and passageways both before and after the performance.

I'd be happy to return again... for another performance by the Analogues!

ADVICES
* You will certainly enjoy just seeing this illuminated structure at night
* It's a great place for performances

Written 25 July 2023
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Rita H
Torremolinos, Spain41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Went to the Christmas circus show in December 2022. Loved everything except the show with the horses! More than 22 horses in such a small piste,I felt terrible 😞 I heard more people with the same opinion,it was just not something I want to see again.Think you can do a great show with 10 horses as well,Carré is just too small.
Written 3 January 2023
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Dckoekkoek
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
For my fiancee birthday a visit to Carré for Scapino ballet with band Blaudzun. Carré is a temple for high culture events but lately it is dedgrading probably because government doesn't hold high and expensive cultural expos in high regard. As could be witnessed today with Scapino suffering the same and sacrificing with a performance featuring clownesque appearances 3 balls in the air, guy on big ball balancing the scary part is balancing on a tight rope... You can easily fall of not making a choice being a fast fart Chinese state circus or making a statement. I could tell by my favourite bald woman dancer and her counterpart (love them both, reason I visit scapino) that they are making an exit. Please do! Go back to experimental high state of the art that puts a smile on your weary faces. Must say, you both were great as ever! Thank you...
Written 10 September 2022
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R. K. V.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Exceptional. Great place for a show. Very good acoustic and great layout. Very good facilities and overall a very good location
Written 19 March 2022
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Anne C
The Netherlands387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I have been privileged to have seen many shows at this elaborate and historical theatre and highly recommend a tour of this interesting place.
Written 1 September 2021
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Martijn P
Best, The Netherlands1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Went to the theater with my girlfriend. I can comment on the great show, but that would be subject to personal preferences. Carré is capable of hosting the best!

Great location at the Amstel and canals. Metro station Weesperplein is under 5 minutes walk.

Very quick and friendly service from the staff. Drinks are reasonably priced.
Written 1 June 2019
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Antz_army
The Hague, The Netherlands61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Went here last night to watch the second Glen Hansard gig in Amsterdam.

We arrived from central on the Metro which took us to one street away from the venue. The walk along the canal really set the tone for the evening. The front of the venue was awesome and after having our electronic tickets scanned we were given instructions on where to go.

As the warm-up act was performing we were unable to enter the theatre so we went up to the bar. The classy set up with doors to the balcony which allows you to look over the canal whilst enjoying a drink and atmosphere.

Upon entry into the actual theatre, we were told where our seats were and headed towards them. What struck me the most was how beautiful the inside of the venue was. A decent size, with a touch of class but extremely intimate.

Glen had a 9 piece band with him and the show was out o this world He was able to perform without a microphone for two songs and the sound travelled with ease.

- Fantastic venue
- Great friendly and helpful staff
- Amazing Gig
Written 1 May 2019
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Rudolph v
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Although we had the worst seats in the house, the felling you experience when visiting Carré is unbeatable. Clean, Luxurious, great staff, comfortable seats and good sound, it all makes a very positive impression
Written 5 February 2019
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