1071 LN Amsterdam
It was Bernard Haitink who once described the Concertgebouw as the best instrument in the orchestra it houses. This must have been what the great and the good of Amsterdam had in mind in 1881, when they decided that the Dutch capital should have a proper concert hall worthy of the name.
The Concertgebouw, with its incomparable acoustics, exciting programming and attractive neo-classical architecture, has long stood at the centre of Amsterdam's vibrant musical life. The acoustics in particular have established the hall as a favourite of acclaimed conductors, orchestras and soloists over the years. Bernard Haitink, Long time principal conductor and conductor laureate of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is said to have once described it as the best instrument in the orchestra that it houses.
A pleasure for musicians, the hall's unique qualities have not gone lost on audiences either. With over 850,000 visitors at ca. 800 events a year, it is the second most-visited concert hall in the world.
The Concertgebouw is easy to reach by tram from the NS-stations in Amsterdam:
Central Station: tram 2, 5, 16 en 24 and bus 170
South WTC Station: tram 5
Amstel Station: tram 12
Sloterdijk Station: tram 12
Muiderpoort Station: tram 3
1962 Seats, Main Hall
437 Seats, Small Hall
200 Seats, Recital Hall
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