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Het Muziekgebouw

ABOVE: Het Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam's newest concert hall, opened in 2005.

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Dance and theatre performances, unusual films, a video festival, world music, and special events are scheduled throughout the year at this former dairy, which has grown into a major arts center over the past 30 years.

Classical music

ConcertgebouwHet Concertgebouw
Check the English-language program of Amsterdam's world-renowned symphony orchestra.

Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Amsterdam's opera and dance companies are headquartered in Het Muziektheater.

Het Muziekgebouw
The city's "Concert Hall of the 21st Century" has a subscription concert series, festivals, and other performances, with an emphasis on contemporary and chamber music.

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Amsterdam Hotspots: Music
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What's playing in the local movie houses, and where. (The text is in Dutch, but English-language films are listed by their English titles. Movies are normally shown in the original language with Dutch subtitles except for children' movies, which are likely to be dubbed.)

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Top photo: Erik de Graaf.
1st inset photo: John Sigler.
2nd inset photo: Casper Voogt.