Royal Concertgebouw (Concert Hall)

Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Royal Concertgebouw is a concert hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dutch term “concertgebouw” translates into English as “concert building”. Its superb acoustics place it among the finest concert halls in the world, along with Boston’s Symphony Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna.
The whole building has been completed in 1886, but it had been opened only two years later, when its orchestra conducted by Henri Viotta gave its first concert, on Wednesday 11 April 1888.
It closes the Museum plein from the south-west, facing the Rijksmuseum. The classicist 19 c. building has today a modern annex, with more space for the booking office, cashiers and the reception of the audience. Concertgebouw serves as home to the famous The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as well as The Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra and The Dutch Chamber Orchestra.
The hall has hosted many legendary performers over the years. During July and August, the SummerConcerts series offers something for all ages, with a range of classical, jazz, pop, and movie-score shows to choose from. Throughout the rest of the year, free lunchtime concerts take place weekly but you must arrive early to guarantee your spot.

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