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The Concertgebouw

One of the world’s most famous concert halls can be found in one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful buildings on Museumplein square. The Concertgebouw boasts unique acoustics and world-class programming.

  • Enrich your visit to Amsterdam with a concert. A must-do when you are in Amsterdam and love classical music.
  • Experience concerts with the most famous orchestras, directors and soloists.
  • More than 600 concerts per year with pop and jazz concerts in addition to classical music.
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071LN Amsterdam
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Absolute world-class

The Concertgebouw is the home base of the Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the world’s best orchestras. Other world-famous orchestras, such as the Wiener Philharmoniker and the New York Philharmonic, perform in the Main Hall on a regular basis. Come and listen to today’s stars, including Lang Lang, Cecilia Bartoli, and Janine Jansen. In addition to top-class orchestras the Concertgebouw hosts the best talents on a regular basis.

Sense the history

The Concertgebouw opened its doors in 1888 and received all the great names from music history. Famous companies like Mahler, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky performed and directed their own works here. Legendary artists like Leonard Bernstein, Yehudi Menuhin and Vladimir Horowitz appeared on its stage. And immortal pop and jazz concerts featured stars like Aretha Franklin, The Who and Sting. You can sense history unfolding when you walk into the Concertgebouw.

There is always a concert you’ll like

It doesn’t matter when you want to visit the Concertgebouw because with over 600 concerts each year, there is always a concert that you will like. There is a Sunday Morning Concerto every Sunday at 11:00 and matinee performances can be attended on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Make sure to order your tickets in advance and don’t miss it. Click here for the program or order your tickets directly.

Concertgebouw Tour

Have you always been curious about how things work behind the screens of one of the world’s foremost concert halls? Listen to the tour guide’s stories and discover the places that are usually closed to the public. 


Visiting The Concertgebouw is easily combined with one of the many museums. The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum are within walking distance on Museumplein square.

Editors’ tip:

Opt for a complete romantic night out and have dinner at one of the many great romantic restaurants in Amsterdam.

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