In the Torpedo Theatre, Amsterdam smallest but most beautiful venue, Jaap Vriend leaves the beaten track of tulips, joints and clogs. Instead he narrates the town’s most important historical moments like the miracle of Amsterdam, intertwined with the inspiring biographies of influential inhabitants such as Rembrandt, Spinoza and Anne Frank. Vriend will add a local touch through personal experiences and songs about his beloved Amsterdam. 

In this show curious visitors or inhabitants of Amsterdam are able to travel through the Amsterdam ages, meet its world-famous celebrities and locations and learn why this world village is known as the most tolerant city in the world.

Jaap Vriend is a stage performer. He is known for his attracting way of storytelling, his sense of humour and his improvisation abilities. He lives and works in Amsterdam and is fluent in English.   

The Torpedo Theatre is a must see place in Amsterdam. Situated near the Dam, it’s got everything a theatre need in just one room; a stage, a bar and balcony. Small in its looks, grand in its ambience!

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Some reviews: 

Illustrative and original script showing different perspectives of Amsterdam history. Enjoyable storytelling with smooth non-linear “Pulp Fiction” dynamic, combined with a homely atmosphere.
Javier from Mexico 

Wonderful, fun, informative show and a unique experience in the heart of Amsterdam! Highly recommend!
Kate from the United States

Fantastic performance. Very intelligently written piece, original and creative! Would highly recommend it.
Tati from Ireland

The stories about the city that surrounds you gave us the chance to experience the city from a new angle. We can warmly recommend visiting Jaap's funny, entertaining and informative show.
Torsten from Germany