The literal translation of the name of this place amounts to “concert building”. Established in late 1886, this privately owned concert building was opened for the public in 1888 with a recital of some of the most famous works of Back, Wagner, Handel and Beethoven. The recital was carried out with over five hundred singers and a one hundred twenty piece orchestra.
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is the resident orchestra of this landmark location and is considered to be one of the premier orchestras in the world. This concert building is extremely well known for its impeccable neo classical design and internal acoustics for which it is considered to be one of the, if not the best concert location in the world.
Concertgebouw Travel Tips
- Do find out the timings for recitals and make it a point to pre book your tickets as the demand for recital tickets are quite high throughout the year.
Box Office Time
- Monday - Friday - 1:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
How to Reach Concertgebouw
- Tram 12 to Concertgebouw tram stop
- The Grasshopper Cafe
- The Browns Cafe
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11.5% of people who visit Amsterdam include Concertgebouw in their plan
50% of people start their Concertgebouw visit around 5 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Concertgebouw
80% of people prefer walking in order to reach Concertgebouw