Top Choice Cinema in Southern Canal Ring

Pathé Tuschinskitheater

This fantastical cinema, with a facade that's a prime example of the Amsterdam School of architecture, is worth visiting for its sumptuous art-deco interior alone. The grote zaal (main auditorium) is the most stunni…
Performing Arts in Southern Canal Ring

Koninklijk Theater Carré

The Carré family started their career with a horse act at the annual fair, progressing to this circus theatre in 1887. The classical facade is richly decorated with faces of jesters, dancers and theatre folk. It hos…
Theatre in Southern Canal Ring


When this theatre with the grand balcony arcade was completed in 1894, public criticism of the design was so fierce that the exterior decorations were never completed; architect Jan Springer was so upset, he retired…
Jazz in Southern Canal Ring

Bourbon Street Jazz & Blues Club

This intimate venue has a full and eclectic weekly music programme. Take part in open jam sessions on Mondays, or come by on Tuesdays for soul and reggae. It's blues and rock on Wednesdays; soul and funk on Thursday…
Live Music in Southern Canal Ring


In 1968, a beautiful old church turned into the 'Cosmic Relaxation Center Paradiso'. Today, the vibe is less hippy than funked-up odyssey, with big all-nighters, themed events and indie nights. The smaller hall host…
Live Music in Southern Canal Ring


In a former dairy, the nonprofit 'Milky Way' offers a dazzling galaxy of diverse gigs, featuring both DJs and live bands. One night it's electronica, the next reggae or punk, and the next heavy metal. Roots, rock an…
Live Music in Southern Canal Ring

Sugar Factory

With a creative vibe and many eclectic events, this is not your average club. Most nights start with music (from indie rock to techno), cinema, dance or a spoken-word performance, followed by late-night DJs and danc…
Booking Service in Southern Canal Ring

Last Minute Ticket Shop

Not sure how to spend the evening? The Last Minute Ticket Shop sells same-day, half-price tickets for performances including comedy, dance, concerts and even club nights. Events are handily marked ‘LNP’ (language no…
Jazz in Southern Canal Ring

Jazz Café Alto

This is an intimate, atmospheric bruin café–style venue for serious jazz and (occasionally) blues. There are live gigs nightly: doors open at 9pm but music starts around 10pm – get here early if you want to snag a s…
Live Music in Southern Canal Ring


This grunge-fest is buried in a basement. Metalheads rejoice: there are live hard rock and metal gigs Thursday to Saturday, and DJs spin the same the rest of the week. For those about to rock, we salute you.