theatres

Amsterdam is packed with options for stage lovers – even if you don't speak any Dutch. Amsterdam's opera and ballet talents are renowned around Europe, the city is a playground for experts in the field of contemporary dance, you can experience the very best of Dutch theatre with English surtitles and great touring international productions, and more and more West End and Broadway musicals are making it across in their original versions.

Surtitled theatre

Do you love the theatre but don't speak Dutch? Fear not: Amsterdam has a whole range of great surtitled theatre on offer.

Theatres

Considering its compact size, Amsterdam is absolutely packed with theatre venues – from plush and iconic theatres in the city centre to ultra-modern a...

Amsterdamse Bostheater

De Duizendmeterweg 7
1182 DC AMSTELVEEN
Nestled in the Amsterdamse Bos, this open-air venue has delighted theatre and music fans every summer since 1985. The fun traditio...
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NDSM Wharf

Neveritaweg 15
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
A former shipyard located on the banks of the River IJ in Amsterdam Noord, the NDSM Wharf has blossomed into an enormous cultural ...

Theater de Purmaryn

Waagplein 1
1441 BR PURMEREND
At only 20 minutes from Amsterdam by bus (no. 100 from Centraal Station) or by car (with plenty of cheap parking facilities), Thea...

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem

Wilsonsplein 23
2011 VG HAARLEM
Step into one of the most beautiful theatres in the Netherlands. Stadsschouwburg Haarlem is a local treasure, with exquisite décor...

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...

RAI Amsterdam

Europaboulevard 22
1078 RV AMSTERDAM
A leading international conference venue, the RAI Amsterdam complex regularly hosts major events ranging from car and trade shows ...