Classical ballet talent in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to the Dutch National Ballet, the largest dance company in the Netherlands featuring some 80 dancers. Despite its name, the Dutch National Ballet is an international company with dancers who have performed with other prestigious companies such as the Mariinksy Ballet in St. Petersburg, The Royal Ballet in London, the English National Ballet and the New York City Ballet. Their work is internationally acclaimed and performed by companies all over the world. Search I amsterdam's cultural agenda to find out about upcoming dance and ballet performances in Amsterdam.

Hotspots for Amsterdam dance culture

The Dutch National Opera & Ballet (formerly known as Het Muziektheater) is home to the Dutch National Ballet and De Nederlandse Opera. This custom-built performance space for dance and opera has room for 1,600 visitors. Formerly a circus theatre, the Royal Theatre Carré is one of Amsterdam’s best-known venues. Its romantic location on the Amstel is certainly fit for a king. Located on the lively Leidseplein, the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam is a unique baroque building with a rich history. The nearby restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood are perfect dinner or drinks before or after the show.

Buy tickets

Tickets are naturally available in advance via the websites of the various venues, but you can also try your luck on the actual day of the performance: the Last Minute Ticket Shop sells a selection of tickets for same-day performances at 50% off the regular price. And with the I amsterdam City Card, you can also benefit from extra discounts on some performances.