North Holland entertainment

Performing Arts in Haarlem


Opened in 1918, Haarlem's Stadsschouwburg stages ballet and modern dance, cabaret, comedy and theatre (including some productions in English). The horseshoe-shaped main hall has three tiers of balconies, with a capa…
Concert Venue in Haarlem

Philharmonie Haarlem

Fronted by a striking glass facade, Haarlem's premier concert venue presents a diverse program of classical music (such as the Netherlands' chamber orchestra, the Nederlands Kamerorkest) through to large pop concert…
Performing Arts in Alkmaar

Theater De Vest

The centre for Alkmaar's highbrow entertainment, De Vest runs the gamut from traditional plays and puppet shows to avant-garde dance. In summer Canadaplein turns into a stage for the performing-arts festival Zomer o…
Live Music in Haarlem


Haarlem's top music and dance club attracts bands with banging tunes, from country to punk. Events in this cavernous venue usually start around 9pm.
Live Music in Haarlem

Café Stiels

Bands play jazz and rhythm and blues on the back stage almost every night of the week from 10pm.