The most important museums of museum-rich Amsterdam are located at Museumplein. This largest square of Amsterdam is bordered by some excellent museums like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and Moco Museum.
The square was reconstructed in 1999 by the Swedish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. It is used for (mass) events such as festivals, celebrations, and demonstrations. It includes underground parking spaces and an underground supermarket. In the winter, the pond is being transformed into an artificial ice skating area.
The Concertgebouw is located on Van Baerlestraat and is home to the famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest). Because of its highly regarded acoustics, the Concertgebouw is generally considered to be among the world's finest concert halls in the world.
Free lunch concerts
Every Wednesday afternoon during the cultural season, from the beginning of September to the end of June, a free lunch concert is offered in the Concertgebouw at 12.30 p.m.