Entertainment

Top Choice Classical Music in Vondelpark and the South

Concertgebouw

Bernard Haitink, former conductor of the venerable Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, once remarked that the world-famous hall – built in 1888 with near-perfect acoustics – was the orchestra's best instrument. Free half…
Cinema in Southern Canal Ring

Pathé Tuschinskitheater

Amsterdam's most famous cinema is worth visiting for its sumptuous art-deco/Amsterdam School interior alone. The grote zaal (main auditorium) is the most stunning and generally screens blockbusters; the smaller thea…
Top Choice Live Music in The Hague

Paard van Troje

This emporium has an eclectic program of live music – from classical concerts to metal, blues, roots, reggae and soul – as well as Dutch spoken-word poetry, and club nights, such as hip hop and dance. Check the onli…
Cinema in Rotterdam

KINO

Since the ribbon was cut in 1909, this legendary Rotterdam cinema has had bit-part roles as a music venue, a theatre and even as a hospital. Renovated in 2016, when it reopened as KINO, it now houses four cinemas, a…
Live Music in Rotterdam

Annabel

Hosting bands from all genres, Annabel is a choice mid-sized live music venue that also hosts regular dance nights. Club Transport, which is located directly underneath, is reputed to have the best sound system in t…
Theatre in Western Canal Ring

Felix Meritis

Amsterdam's centre for arts, culture and science puts on innovative modern theatre, music and dance, as well as talks on politics, diversity, art, technology and literature. Its adjoining cafe is exceptional for cof…
Football in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Amsterdam ArenA

Amsterdam ArenA is a high-tech complex with a retractable roof and seating for 52,000 spectators. Four-times European champion Ajax, the Netherlands' most famous football team, play here. Football games usually take…
Performing Arts in Southern Canal Ring

Koninklijk Theater Carré

This esteemed theatre was built in 1887 by the Carré family, who'd started their career with a horse act at the annual fair. The classical facade is richly decorated with faces of jesters, dancers and theatre folk. …
Theatre in Southern Canal Ring

Stadsschouwburg

In 1894, when this theatre with the grand balcony arcade was completed, public criticism was so fierce that funds for the exterior decorations never materialised. Architect Jan Springer couldn't handle this and prom…
Live Music in Vondelpark and the South

OT301

Graffiti-covered ex-squat OT301, in the former Netherlands Film Academy, hosts an eclectic roster of bands and DJs. There are two bars as well as the friendly vegan restaurant De Peper, serving cheap, organic, vegan…