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“We saw the circus”

Koninklijk Theater Carre
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US$22.60*
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise
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US$41.87*
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Skip the Line: Van Gogh Museum with Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Ranked #55 of 518 things to do in Amsterdam
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Bloemfontein
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“We saw the circus”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

... and were disappointed to miss it the next year. An exceptional venue, parading exceptional talent. A pity the winter shows are less frequent; we would really have liked to see more.

Visited December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“what a place”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

it's worth the entrance fee just to see this place. So beautiful. Great staff to. Friendly, the stage show was excellent

Visited September 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“be aware of the acoustics”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

it is a nice building but it wasn't meant to be a concert hall (it was a circus) and therefore the acoustics are lousy ... if you know it and you don't go for the sound...it is a very enjoyable place

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Loved the circus in a building built especially for circuses”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Theatre Carre was built to house circuses, and we were thrilled by the Wereld Kerst Circus (World Christmas Circus) that featured acts from acrooss the world - an brilliant American clown (Belo), breath-taking trapeze artists from North Korea, an amzing Italian ventriloquist and other acts from Russia, Vietnam, Italy and China.

This review, however, is about the venue.

Koninklijk Theater Carre is a stunningly gorgeous building on the banks of the River Amstel in eastern Amsterdam. It provides steeply tiered seating overlooking a 'theatre in the round'. Seats are very comfortable (although leg room is bit cramped). Access to the theatre and the ability to exit quickly is outstanding. Seats are on four levels and there are both stairs and lifts. Reastaurants and bars operate on most levels and there are enough cloak rooms to deal with demand quickly and efficiently.

Above all, this is a beautiful building that achieves its purpose efficiently.

Visited January 2014
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Huntington Beach, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic theater with great seating”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were fortunate to buy tickets at the last minute for the final showing of Amsterdam's Winter Circus. This was the 29th year of the circus. We are so glad that we did not miss this amazing show. With approximately 12 acts and an intermission, the 3 hours flew by, leaving us wanting more. Though we were in the second to last row, due to the late purchase of the tickets, our view was amazing. We would most definitely see the Winter Circus again or any other production for that matter in the Carre Theater. The interior is beautiful and the view is amazing from any seat in the house. Check out their schedule before leaving home and book tickets for a production while you are in Amsterdam.

Visited January 2014
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