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Stadsschouwberg

Stadsschouwberg

Since teaming up with landmark alt-rock/theatre Melkweg nearby, this 19th-century municipal theatre has shed its fusty image and has begun to set a more contemporary agenda. The Stadsschouwberg is today mainly appreciated as... Read More

Pathé ArenA

Pathé ArenA

Perhaps the best of the city’s multiplex cinemas, the Pathé ArenA down by the Amsterdam football stadium of the same name in Bijlmer is a convivial place to catch a blockbuster movie, and has an IMAX screen to boot. Pathé also... Read More

Paradiso

Paradiso

Perhaps the most famous music venue in town, a former church with stained-glass windows and balconies a-plenty, the Paradiso has hosted them all since opening as the Cosmic Relaxation Center Paradiso in 1968. An upcoming agenda... Read More

NDSM

NDSM

A real success story, the NDSM has seen the transformation of a 19th-century shipbuilding yard into a complex of contemporary culture offering art workshops, exhibitions of graffiti, DJ nights and readings, and much, much more. The... Read More

Muziektheater

Muziektheater

Home of the Dutch National Ballet and De Nederlandse Opera, this waterfront building opened in 1986 – but it had been in the planning stage since 1915. The two resident companies must feel it’s been worth the wait, for this... Read More

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ

A modern, glass-fronted building on the waterfront, the Muziekgebouw sets its agenda around contemporary, world and jazz music. Flexibility is the key here – the main hall can accommodate a large orchestra or a Pernambuco carnival,... Read More

Melkweg

Melkweg

Founded in 1970 by a local theatre group, who overhauled this abandoned dairy, the Milky Way is Amsterdam’s most famous live venue and cultural centre. Concerts take place in The Max and the smaller Oude Zaal, while upstairs there’s... Read More

Meervaart

Meervaart

Way out in the west of the city near the ring road, this singularly unattractive building is the venue for some of the best contemporary dance in the Netherlands. Also on the agenda are theatre and cabaret (invariably Dutch-language),... Read More

Heineken Music Hall

Heineken Music Hall

Down in Bijlmer near the Amsterdam ArenA stadium, the Heineken Music Hall is important enough to attract the likes of Bob Dylan, who plays in October 2013, but intimate enough to make a Nick Cave show a memorable experience.... Read More

EYE

EYE

Home of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, an umbrella cinematic organisation founded in 2010, this waterfront building is equally adept at hosting exhibitions of Fellini as it is at screening cutting-edge contemporary film... Read More

De Appel Arts Centre

De Appel Arts Centre

One of the finest venues in the Netherlands for contemporary art, The Apple has been around since 1975. Exhibitions are only part of its remit: it’s also a publishing company, research centre, a venue for talks and lectures,... Read More

Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw

A temple of classical music, the ornate Concertgebouw with its crystal-clear acoustics is the favourite of many world performers. No wonder Holland’s most renowned conductor, Bernard Haitlink, described it as “the best... Read More

Comedy Theater in de Nes

Comedy Theater in de Nes

Amsterdam’s main venue for English-language comedy receives regular visits from UK stand-up artists for its popular and affordable Friday-night slot. The place also hosts regular workshops, if you need to work on your routine... Read More

Amsterdam RAI Theater

Amsterdam RAI Theater

This huge theatre space – capable of accommodating 1,750 people – is not just a venue for Dutch-language drama, but also for music, dance, comedy, opera and ballet, all of which are staged here regularly. The venue is also used for... Read More

Ajax Amsterdam

Ajax Amsterdam

The thick red stripe on the Ajax shirt is a symbol of success, inventive football and the city itself. Bursting onto the scene in the 1970s with the Total Football of Johan Cruyff, Ajax have brought through several impressive sides... Read More


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