De Doelen turns 50 this year! The concert hall as we know it was officially opened by Queen Juliana on May 18th 1966. But did you know De Doelen has been around since 1697?
Uitagenda Rotterdam wrote a nice article (in Dutch) about it: http://bit.ly/1Y88B08
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