The Royal Concert Hall is a building with several concert halls in the Van Baerlestraat in Amsterdam South. The building is the home of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Concertgebouw actually consists of four concert halls: the Great Hall, the Small Hall, the Choir Room and the Hall of Mirrors.
During the celebration the Concertgebouw has received the designation Royal in 2013 of the 125th anniversary. Since then, the official name Royal Concertgebouw.
Every year there are about 800 concerts to an audience of 850,000 people in total. Since the beginning the Concertgebouw has served as home base for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Also Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly Kunstmaand Orchestra / Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) has been fixed since 1953 concert series in the Great Hall. A long tradition forms the concerts of the Saturday Matinee (originally organized by the VARA Matinee as on the Free Saturday) from the Great Hall, usually with the orchestras of the Netherlands Broadcasting Music. On Christmas Eve there is every year, also free accessible Services service with interested.
Late 60s and early 70s the room was also used for pop concerts. Bands that performed in this temple of classical music include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Paul McCartney & Wings and Roxy Music.
In 1994 under the initiative of the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra youth association Entrée. This association threshold reduction of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for youngsters as target. By offering substantial discounts on a large part of the regular concert offerings and by organizing projects aimed at young people (as in 2008 the concert of CocoRosie with the Concertgebouw Orchestra), the association tries to achieve this goal. In August 2009, the association has over 5,000 members, aged up to 30 years.