Entertainment

Concert Venue in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

A dramatic glass-and-steel box on the IJ waterfront, this multidisciplinary performing-arts venue has a state-of-the-art main hall with flexible stage layout and great acoustics. Its jazz stage, Bimhuis, is more int…
Classical Music in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Muziektheater

The Muziektheater is home to the Netherlands Opera and the National Ballet, with some spectacular performances. Big-name performers and international dance troupes also take the stage here. Free classical concerts (…
Jazz in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Bimhuis

On the IJ riverbank, Bimhuis is the Netherlands' most important jazz venue, and hosts over 300 concerts a year. Its stylish digs at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ draw international jazz greats.
Theatre in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Amsterdams Marionetten Theater

An enchanting enterprise that seems to exist in another era, this marionette theatre (in a former blacksmith's shop) presents fairy tales or Mozart operas, such as The Magic Flute, but kids and adults alike are just…
Cinema in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Kriterion

Kriterion was originally a student organisation involved in hiding and protecting Jews from the Nazis during WWII. In 1945 the group opened this cinema to provide employment for students unable to complete their stu…
Classical Music in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Bethaniënklooster

This former monastery near Nieuwmarkt has a glorious ballroom, and is a superb place to take in exceptional chamber music. Jazz fills the vaulted basement cellar.
Classical Music in Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Catch a classical recital by students at the Netherlands' largest conservatory of music. There are regular festivals in this snazzy contemporary building with state-of-the-art acoustics.