Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, or “concert building”, is one of the world’s finest concert halls. Located in the museum district at the far end of Museumplein, it is frequently overlooked by visitors but offer’s one of the city’s finest (and cheapest) cultural outings.
Boasting a repertoire of world famous performers and composers in a stunning architectural setting, a visit to the Concertgebouw is a very cultural and historical experience. More important to thrifty visitors, every Wednesday at 12.30pm, the Concertgebouw offers free lunch time concerts. The concerts are only half an hour long, and are a great addition to your itinerary if you are in town on a Wednesday.
Start off your day at the national museum, the Rijksmuseum, where you can see Rembrandt’s world famous painting, the Nightwatch. Head over to the Concertgebouw around 11.45am to get in line by noon; tickets are not necessary but it’s recommended to arrive early to get a seat. After the concert, swing by the the Van Gogh Museum to see a world class collection of the artists work.