Amsterdam’s Royal Concert Hall, Koninklijk Concertgebouw, stands out internationally as one of the finest concert venues in the world due to its phenomenal acoustics. It is lovingly joked that the concert hall itself is the best instrument of anyone who plays there. Opened in 1888, it was bestowed the title of Royal by Queen Beatrix in 2013. It’s a stately building topped by a gilded lyre and much beloved the world over. Although its acoustics are most suited for a late Romantic repertoire, the hall occasionally hosts rock concerts. A nice way to ease your way into a concert here is to start with dinner in the Mirror Hall. During a three-course meal you will receive an in-depth introduction to that evening’s performance, as well as be entertained with stories about life in the orchestra.