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Dutch National Opera & Ballet

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Plantage & the East
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Address: Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 625 5455
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Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and...

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in the Netherlands, Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet & opera-world's artistry, technique & craftsmanship together with its own specialised workshops & rehearsal rooms. Follow a tour in the building or enjoy one of the opera or ballet performances.

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A place you should see an opera

We have been to this opera house two times. In March 2016 seeing Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky and in February 2017 seeing Prince Igor by Borodin. This opera house knows how to do... read more

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Western Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to this opera house two times. In March 2016 seeing Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky and in February 2017 seeing Prince Igor by Borodin. This opera house knows how to do grand Russian operas. After both the performances we were stunned! What a marvellous chorus and orchestra. The conductors were great and the staging were both times great. The... More 

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

We ent to see two shows of the Dutch ballet: Made in Amsterdam. The two shows are magnificent and show the creativity of Choreographers that have worked in Amsterdam. I was drive to tears by Erica Horwood, who in my opinion deserves to be a soloist in the troupe. Her elegance and perfection in a mirror with her male colleague... More 

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

The performance shows extraordinary creativity in dancing, the colors of the dresses, etc. But mostly as an expression of emotions into dance. Each of the four pieces was different and unique.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very lucky to be able to visit the Dutch National Opera & Ballet house to watch Alexander Borodin's ''Prins Igor'' Amazing performance from everyone involved with an impressive playing from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with his young conductor .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw Coppelia on New Year's Eve and was so excited to see a very talented ballet dancer playing the lead of the girl who is meant to get married... On my birthday I received her autobiography... the story of an orphan girl from Siera Leon adopted by a US family. I have been brought to tears several times at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

a highlight of my trip, i went in very sceptical and was impressed by the venue and the performance and generally the whole experience, I went for a modern ballet but the orchestra, the performer was outstanding so was the service in the breaks for tea and coffee and deserts. Loved the apple pie and the nougat. Truly Impressed with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We attended one of the last shows of Coppelia and in a word - fantastic! The Netherlands National Opera and Ballet put on absolutely beautiful and innovative productions lately and every single show that we have attended in the past 2+ years has been nothing short of breathtaking. Do not miss!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with two children (age 16 and 11) to watch Coppelia on New Year's Eve. The ballet was first class with lavish sets and costumes and superb dancing. The venue is great, minimal queues for the loos and everyone could get drinks/snacks during the intervals without too much hassle or queuing. Seats were comfortable and relatively spacious. We were on... More 

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Alkmaar, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Really enjoyed this performance by the national ballet. Love the ballet and the kids had a great time! We had a wonderfull afternoon. As you would expect, the national ballet never disappoints.

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Alkmaar, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had an amazing evening at the Nationale Opera & Ballet we enjoyed a lot of Coppelia , all the ballet dancers are excellent. We had a lovely time at the theater all the people who work there are very nice.

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