De Balie in Amsterdam
With its claim of Amsterdam being the “playground for cultural progress,” Cinema De Balie is one of the most well-known theaters in The Netherlands.
Situated just in front of the Pathé City cinema in Amsterdam’s artsy Leidseplein square, De Balie prides itself on its promotion of all Western Europe’s social and cultural perspectives through theatrical performances, live magazines, talk shows, simulation games, festivals, political discussions, and film screenings.
Once you get inside the building, you have the option of grabbing a beer or cup of coffee in the café before or after your show. There are three rooms in Cinema De Balie: the main hall, the small hall, and the salon. While it is a theater, it is also fairly common for the building to host political congregations such as speeches and lectures as well as the more edgy theatrical performances.
Rooms can be reserved in De Balie at varying rates. Tickets to events and shows can also be purchased and reserved at the venue’s box office. With its wide variety of show options, De Balie is the perfect place for visitors who are looking for a night out on the town!