Today in History - April 11th. 1888 - Opening of Royal Concert Building in Amsterdam

The opening of the Royal Concert Building (in Dutch: Concertgebouw) in Amsterdam
took place on April 11th. 1888. Nowadays it is considered as one of the best 
Concert halls of the World, because of the acoustics.


Source picture: Wikipedia


In 1883 the construction began of this beautiful building. The architect was
Adolf Leonard van Gendt.

On April 11th. 1888, the Hall opened with an inauguration concert.

Last year on April 11th. 2013, Beatrix (then Queen of The Netherlands)
granted the building the title 'Royal'.

Nowadays, Every year some 900 concerts and events take place in this
beautiful building.


own picture taken in Amsterdam

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