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Address: Utrechtsestraat 52-60, 1017 VP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A music shop selling rare and eclectic music.

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a paradise for music fanatics

This is a paradise for music fanatics .…..a music store almost covering one entire block…This a journey through music and what is nice there is also a café and a stage for concert... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a paradise for music fanatics .…..a music store almost covering one entire block…This a journey through music and what is nice there is also a café and a stage for concert . While you are enjoy drinking a coffee and eating a good piece of cake, you could be lucky to listen a concert in a very cozy... More 

1 Thank foodaddicted74
Milan, Italy
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great music shop! You can find everything you want in music! Also loads of music books and a great cafe'. If you are lucky you can catch a gig😀 Must if you are a music lover! Andy

1 Thank Andrea L
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Easily the best record store I found in Amsterdam. Great selection spread across most genre's of music! Worth a stop off for any vinyl collector.

Thank Lewis S
Dublin, Ireland
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

What a great shop this is. We discovered it by accident one time and we've been back several times since. A word of warning: allow yourself plenty of time if you do visit. There is a lot to see/listen to. It's a big place. If you walk in through one of their doors and then make your way through the... More 

1 Thank Barry M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Concerto is just one of dozens of superb spots for digging in Amsterdam, most of the best shops aren't listed on TA though. (Hit me up if you want tips). This is one of the bigger shops though, with acres of vinyl spread across its many levels. Start here, but save some pennies as if you're a vinyl hound you'll... More 

Thank AndyLeeds2015
Valencia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Every time I go to Amsterdam I have tried to find a moment for getting to Concerto. This is certainly one of the best record shops I've seen! Not only it does have a great selection of new records, also the basement is filled with some second hand bargains among which you can find some real jewels. Trust me!

Thank isasshax
Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

One of the best CD/record shops I've ever visited. A huge selection of new and second hand CDs and vinyl, as well as a coffee shop. Also hosts live performances.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I have simple rule - buy vinyl on every trip. First trip to Amsterdam was perfect to stick to this rule. €2 per 1 vinyl and 5+1 special offer = €10 for 6 and lot of happiness. P.S. There's also a little caffe with the best cup of coffee americano I've ever drunk.

Thank Кантемир К
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

It was an amazing place, great ambiance and bit of a hipster style/vintage. The barista girl also gave me a homemade banana bread slice, that was amazing :)

Thank Saun S
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

if your in Amsterdam go and buy a record from here , then get a coffee and have a listen to it if you want or just browse till the cows come home ........there's something for everybody

Thank Bernard1000000

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