Classical Concert in the Royal Concert Hall
Treat yourself to a classical concert in Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw, the Royal Concert Hall, in Amsterdam and lose yourself in music performed by world-famous musicians. Whether you like classical music or modern works, attending a concert in in het Concertgebouw will be one of the high-lights of your visit to Amsterdam. Add to this a beautiful classical building and you have the perfect night out.
The Concert Hall
The history of the Concertgebouw goes back a long way. The opening concert was in 1888 when 120 musicians and 500 singers performed works of Beethoven, Bach, Handel and Wagner. Today Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw orkest – the Royal Concert Hall Orchestra , the residing orchestra of the Concert Hall still performs works of these famous composers. Be sure to include a concert during your stay in Amsterdam. Not only because the Concert Hall is famed for its superb acoustics but also the performing musicians are world-famous.
Dream away to the sweet sounds of music in one of the three concert halls – the main hall, the choir hall and the recital hall. Listen to piano recitals, chamber music or jazz, there is something for everybody. If you have no evening to spare attend the Sunday Morning concert at a special price or if you are almost broke enjoy the Free Lunchtime Concert on Wednesday, not in the months of July and August, when young and up-and-coming musicians are performing chamber music.
If you are not a classical music lover and still would like to see the Royal Concert Hall, join the guided tour and visit parts of the building that are usually not open to the public. Guided tours in English are on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
Tip from the Amsterdam-Now:
Concerts in the Royal Concert Hall are popular therefore book your seats online in advance.
photo credit Marianne Crone