Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Formed 1888.


The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Dutch: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest,) is a symphony orchestra of the Netherlands, based at the Royal Concertgebouw (concert hall) in Amsterdam. In 1988, Queen Beatrix conferred the "Royal" title upon the orchestra. In December 2008, a group of international critics invited by Gramophone ranked the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as the best symphony orchestra in the world.

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