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Review of Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw
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Guided Tour Behind the scenes of The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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“Wow”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

What an amazing place to spend an evening in Amsterdam. Have dinner nearby at Bouf or any of the bistros, then walk a block or two to the beautiful concert hall. Tickets can be had at a very reasonable price which makes this a very good option for last-minute entertainment or if you want to bring kids to give them a dose of culture: I paid 18eu, discounted with the Amsterdam City Pass, for same-day tickets to see a production by the Nederlands Philharmonic with a visiting Russian conductor and viola player -- violist? It was a beautiful performance -- would have expected to pay $50+ (or much more) to experience something similar in another large city. And don't worry about dressing up too much -- you'll fit in wearing something smart casual as long as it's not jeans, sneakers and a baseball cap :)

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“Lovely night of music”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I took my 12 year old daughter to a quartet performance on a Wed night, she was not keen to go, but I really wanted her to experience a grand concert hall and whilst she did actually fall asleep before the end of the performance !, she did enjoy the majesty of this building and the lovely elegant atmosphere. I bought half price tickets on the day from the tourist bureau at Centraal Station, I was suprised that the tickets included free interval drinks including champagne, wines and beers and nibbles. Very easy to get to by tram and we felt very safe travelling by tram at night when it ended. A great experience we will always remember.

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“Excellent free lunchtime concert”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Wonderful free event, make sure you get there early as it is very popular.

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“Beautiful Main Hall”
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Acoustics are great. You can also buy tickets for a good price

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“dutch pride”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

This concert building is a dutch pride. The sound quality here is one of the best of the world. Nicely maintained piece of architecture. The lighting outside is remarkable. Try to live a concert in this auditorium. You would love it.

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