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Theatre, music & performances for children

Amsterdam’s rich cultural scene offers a wide variety of entertainment options for children, including a couple of theatres that only stage performances for kids.

Cultural fun for kids

Amsterdam’s most prestigious music venues also schedule recurring workshops and (interactive) performances for the smallest music lovers. If you’d rather just kick back and relax, don’t forget Amsterdam’s many cinemas. The majority of children’s films are screened in both Dutch and their original language, which is often English. When you’re checking the movie agenda, look for films with OV (meaning original version) after the title.

Browse the list below for locations that offer a dose of kid-pleasing performances and entertainment.

Amsterdam Marionette Theatre

Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8
1011 CM AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Marionette Theatre is an intimate and festive theatre – a former blacksmith's – right in the centre of Amsterdam. It...

De Krakeling

Nieuwe Passeerdersstraat 1
1016 XP AMSTERDAM
Founded in 1978, Amsterdam's De Krakeling holds the exclusive title of being the only youth theatre in the Netherlands that progra...

Koos Kneus puppet theatre

Iepenplein 40
1091 JR AMSTERDAM
Every Sunday and Wednesday, Koos Kneus puts on good old-fashioned puppet shows filled with humour and music. The shows are suitabl...

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

Leidseplein 26
1017 PT AMSTERDAM
A prominent fixture on Amsterdam's Leidseplein, the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam is a leading light when it comes to Dutch theatre cu...

Concert halls & music venues

As a major European capital, Amsterdam has a fantastic array of music venues and concert halls, from bars and clubs to massive arenas.Pop & rock m...

Concert halls & music venues

As a major European capital, Amsterdam has a fantastic array of music venues and concert halls, from bars and clubs to massive arenas.Pop & rock m...