Performing Arts in Jordaan & the West

Theater Amsterdam

Surrounded by the construction of docklands-turned-neighbourhood Houthavens, this gleaming theatre has a glass facade providing views over the IJ. Its 15,000-sq-metre auditorium means it can accommodate huge sets fo…
Comedy in Jordaan & the West

Boom Chicago

Boom Chicago stages seriously funny improv-style comedy shows in English that make fun of Dutch culture, American culture and everything that gets in the cross-hairs. Edgier shows happen in the smaller upstairs thea…
Cinema in Jordaan & the West


Amsterdam's oldest cinema, dating from 1912, is a gezellig (cosy) gem screening indie films alongside mainstream flicks. From Sunday to Thursday you can treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant (open 5.30pm to 10p…
Live Music in Jordaan & the West

Pacific Parc

In a faux-tropical setting, Pacific Parc is home to live music, DJ sets and plenty of rock-and-roll spirit to go along with the potent drinks and hearty food. The sprawling, picnic-table-strewn terrace and cafe open…
Live Music in Jordaan & the West

De Nieuwe Anita

This living-room venue expanded for noise rockers has a great café. In the back, behind the bookcase-concealed door, the main room has a stage and screens cult movies (in English) on Monday. DJs and vaudeville-type …
Classical Music in Jordaan & the West


Classical concerts, especially Bach, take place in the Noorderkerk most Saturday afternoons; check the agenda online. Most last around an hour.
Blues in Jordaan & the West

Maloe Melo

This is the free-wheeling, fun-loving altar of Amsterdam's tiny blues scene. Music ranges from funk and soul to Texas blues and rockabilly. The cover charge is usually around €5.