1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Royal Concertgebouw

Amsterdam: Concertgebouw Behind the Scenes Tour

Product ID: 73772
Take a look behind the scenes of one of the world's most famous concert venues on a tour of the Concertgebouw in central Amsterdam, and access areas that are normally hidden. Hear stories about the rich history of the building from the best guides.
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the Concertgebouw
  • Discover parts of the building normally hidden from view
  • Explore a maze of passageways below the Main Hall
  • Hear stories from the rich history of one of the world's finest concert venues
Full description
Enter the famous 19th-century concert hall of the Concertgebouw, built in 1888 by Adolf Leonard van Gendt following inspiration from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and access areas normally hidden from view.

Hear anecdotes drawn from the rich history of Amsterdam's legendary concert hall, highly regarded for its acoustics and considered one of the finest concert venues in the world. Go to the attic above the auditorium, and see where the artists prepare to go on stage in the changing rooms.

Explore a maze of passageways beneath the Main Hall where the resident Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra gave their first concert in 1888.
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Concert ticket
  • Food and drinks

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Important information
Know before you go
Please note that because of rehearsals or events, some parts of The Concertgebouw (i.e. the Main Hall) may not be accessible.
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

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    4.6 / 5
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    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
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One Of The Best Kept Secrets!

Friends of ours urged us to book this tour and I’m glad we did! Our guide, Mariella was so enthusiastic as she shared the history and the many historical features of The Gebouw Concert Hall, that we felt like we were treated to one of the most exceptional treats of our entire vacation. We got to watch parts of an actual rehearsal for that evening’s performance and even sat in the seats that the King and Queen have permanently reserved, in the first row in the center of the mezzanine! Bravo to our guide, Mariella and to the Gebouw for creating such an amazing tour!

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June 5, 2018

Die Teilnahme an der Führung ,,Hinter den Kulissen des Concertgebouw,, ist ihr Geld wert. Die 12 Teilenehmer wurden in 2 Gruppen aufgeteilt so dass eine optimale kleine Gruppe entstand. Von Großen- und Kleinen Konzertsaal über die Garderoben der Künstler, wo diese auf den Auftritt warten wurde uns alles gezeigt. Wissenswertes zur Geschichte des Hauses wurde ebenso besprochen sowie Anekdoten zu verschiedenen Vorkommnissen. Der Führer war sehr freundlich, hat zu allen Fragen Auskunft geben können und ohne Zeitdruck die Führung geleitet.

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October 28, 2018


Carol Anne was a joy!

June 6, 2019

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Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw

Product ID: 73772