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Dutch National Opera & Ballet

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Plantage & the East
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Address: Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 625 5455

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and...

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in the Netherlands, Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet & opera-world's artistry, technique & craftsmanship together with its own specialised workshops & rehearsal rooms. Follow a tour in the building or enjoy one of the opera or ballet performances.

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Extraordinary performance in dancing and music

The performance shows extraordinary creativity in dancing, the colors of the dresses, etc. But mostly as an expression of emotions into dance. Each of the four pieces was... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

The performance shows extraordinary creativity in dancing, the colors of the dresses, etc. But mostly as an expression of emotions into dance. Each of the four pieces was different and unique.

Thank eddebruin
Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I was very lucky to be able to visit the Dutch National Opera & Ballet house to watch Alexander Borodin's ''Prins Igor'' Amazing performance from everyone involved with an impressive playing from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with his young conductor .

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I saw Coppelia on New Year's Eve and was so excited to see a very talented ballet dancer playing the lead of the girl who is meant to get married... On my birthday I received her autobiography... the story of an orphan girl from Siera Leon adopted by a US family. I have been brought to tears several times at... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

a highlight of my trip, i went in very sceptical and was impressed by the venue and the performance and generally the whole experience, I went for a modern ballet but the orchestra, the performer was outstanding so was the service in the breaks for tea and coffee and deserts. Loved the apple pie and the nougat. Truly Impressed with... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We attended one of the last shows of Coppelia and in a word - fantastic! The Netherlands National Opera and Ballet put on absolutely beautiful and innovative productions lately and every single show that we have attended in the past 2+ years has been nothing short of breathtaking. Do not miss!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with two children (age 16 and 11) to watch Coppelia on New Year's Eve. The ballet was first class with lavish sets and costumes and superb dancing. The venue is great, minimal queues for the loos and everyone could get drinks/snacks during the intervals without too much hassle or queuing. Seats were comfortable and relatively spacious. We were on... More 

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Alkmaar, Nederland
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Really enjoyed this performance by the national ballet. Love the ballet and the kids had a great time! We had a wonderfull afternoon. As you would expect, the national ballet never disappoints.

Thank sheridak71
Alkmaar, Nederland
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had an amazing evening at the Nationale Opera & Ballet we enjoyed a lot of Coppelia , all the ballet dancers are excellent. We had a lovely time at the theater all the people who work there are very nice.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

The experience was unforgettable. Parsifal was directed by Marc Albrecht and designed by Anish Kapoor. It was a sublime experience starting at 1.30 pm and running for five hours to a full house and standing ovations at the end. The opera house is beautiful and was deemed the best opera house of 2016. As good as being at the Met... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Here tonight. Enjoyable, we'll done and very skilled performance. Nice evening. And, FYI very convenient to the tram car #14

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