Concertgebouw ( concert hall for Dutch ) is the name of a famous concert hall in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid district in the city of Amsterdam Zuid.


The Concertgebouw was opened on April 11, 1888. It has two halls. The Great Hall has 1,962 seats, the renovated 2004 Small Hall 437

The architect Adolf Leonard van Gendt drew his inspiration from the Neues Gewandhaus in Leipzig. In the interior, but also attributes of Art Nouveau can be seen, among other things, in the designed by the Belgian architect Victor Horta chairs.

The Concertgebouw is also due to its excellent acoustics ( " shoe box principle" ) as the main venue for classical music in the Netherlands and - in addition to the Boston Symphony Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna - one of the best in the world.

The building had its name to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, one of the most important orchestras in the world.


The organ was built in 1890 by the organ builder Michael Maarschalkerweerd from Utrecht, and last renovated in the years 1990-1993 by the organ builder Flentrop. The instrument has 60 registers on three manuals and pedal.

  • Couplers: II / I (also known as Suboktavkoppel ), III / I, III / II, I / P, II / P III / P