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Bernard Haitink, former conductor of the venerable Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, once remarked that the world-famous hall – built in 1888 with near-perfect acoustics – was the orchestra's best instrument. Free half-hour concerts take place every Wednesday at 12.30pm from mid-September to late June; arrive early. Try the Last Minute Ticket Shop for half-price seats to all other performances.
Those aged 30 or younger can queue at the box office for €15 tickets 45 minutes prior to shows. All tickets include a free drink in the concert-hall lobby.