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Stadsschouwburg Print E-mail
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The Stadsschouwburg of Amsterdam is the name held by the theatre building at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and by its predecessors, all of which are lost and/or have burnt down. Whenever AFC Ajax has a major win, they often go to the steps of the cities theater to be publicly applauded. The normal programme of events encompasses all sorts of theatrical forms, mostly by Dutch writers. The Boekenbal is traditionally held in the Stadsschouwburg and it marks the beginning of the annual Boekenweek (book week).

Location: Leidsepelin 26.


Royal Theatre Carré Print E-mail
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Built by Oscar Carré, the Carré Theatre was initially used to house his family circus. Perched on the banks of the Amstel river, it is now one of the most celebrated theatres in Europe. The theatre has enjoyed hundreds and thousands of visitors and lovers of theatre through its years. After one hundred years of existence, the theatre has been distinguished “Royal” and is now the Royal Theatre Carré.

Concertgebouw Print E-mail
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The Dutch term "concertgebouw" literally translates into English as "concert building". Because of its highly regarded acoustics, the Concertgebouw is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, along with places such as Boston's Symphony Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna. Today, some nine hundred concerts per year take place in the Concertgebouw, for a public of over 800,000, making it the second most-visited concert hall in the world.

Stopera Print E-mail
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The Stopera is a building complex in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Muziektheater, the principal opera house in Amsterdam and the home of De Nederlandse Opera, Het Nationale Ballet, and the Holland Symfonia.

The Stopera is located in the center of Amsterdam, between Waterlooplein square, the Amstel river and the Zwanenburgwal canal, on a piece of land called Vlooienburg which was reclaimed in the 16th century.

Location: Waterlooplein 22.

Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ Print E-mail
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The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ opened its doors to the public in the spring of 2005. The spectacular building has become Amsterdam’s Concert Hall of the 21st Century, with an exciting, contemporary programme which continually forges links with other eras, styles, cultures and art forms. The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ shows current musical developments in the form of special series, festivals, multimedia concerts and exhibitions.

Location: Piet Heinkade 1


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