Fodor's Expert Review Royal Concertgebouw

Amsterdam Fodor's Choice

This globally acclaimed concert hall has been home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the world's greatest, since 1888, and has welcomed an endless stream of top international artists. With a Viennese classicist facade and golden lyre at its peak, this sumptuous example of Neo-Renaissance style, designed by A. L. van Gendt, is a music mecca to more than 700,000 visitors per year. There are three concert halls, and you can attend a free lunchtime concert in one of them (usually Wednesday, September–June) while taking in the atmosphere. Building tours (in English) take place Monday at 5 pm, Wednesday at 1:30 pm, Friday at 5 pm, and Sunday at 12:30 pm; they cost €11.

Fodor's Choice Historical Romantic

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Concertgebouwplein 10
Amsterdam, North Holland  1071 LN, Netherlands

0900-671–8345-for box office

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