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Centuries of creativity

Described by many as a village, Amsterdam packs the cultural punch of a city many times its size. While still retaining a bit of a ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll' reputation, Amsterdam is now more about being a ‘creative city’ where the high standards set by such Golden Age painters as Rembrandt are maintained. The city has become a global hub for art, design, architecture and advertising, but one where all its attractions are just a short and scenic bike ride away.

Entertainment in Amsterdam

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Qualities

  • Local's picks
  • Famous

Areas

  • Apollolaan
  • Canal Ring
  • De Pijp
  • Jordaan
  • Museum Quarter
  • Old Centre
  • Plantage
  • Vondelpark

Types

  • Theater
  • Music
  • Culture centre
  • Movies
  • Concert
  • Amusement/theme park
  • Ballet
  • Festivals/ events
  • Game/entertainment center
  • Opera
  • Workshop
  • Casino
  • Cabaret
  • Library
  • Circus
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    Kanarie club

    Co-working, food and dancing
    Ziggo Dome +Add

    Ziggo Dome

    World-class entertainment
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    Theater Amsterdam

    Waterfront theater
    Locals' Pick
    29o +Add

    Cruquiusgilde

    Arts and entertainment
    Uploaded by Ha +Add

    Studio K

    Restaurant, cinema and party venue
    Locals' Pick
    Viva La Libertà premiere +Add

    De Uitkijk

    Amsterdam's oldest art house cinema
    Famous
    Abandoned Cinema +Add

    Cinecenter

    Downtown arthouse movies
    P2690245 +Add

    Rialto

    Independent cinema
    Filmhuis Cavia +Add

    Filmhuis Cavia

    Tiny art house cinema
    Opbouw +Add

    Het Ketelhuis

    Art house movie heaven
    NDSM werf Amsterdam +Add

    NDSM

    Creative and cultural hotspot
    Locals' Pick
    Punk/dance venue and Children's theatre Occi, Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam. +Add

    Occii

    Alternative and independent music
    301 +Add

    OT301

    Alternative cultural center
    Kriterion2 +Add

    Kriterion

    Cinema and student pub
    The Movies +Add

    The Movies

    The oldest cinema in Amsterdam
    Locals' Pick
    Ogen voor het oosten Maria Roosen Sarphatistraat Amsterdam +Add

    Mike's Badhuistheater

    A unique international theater in the Oosterpark neighbourhood
    RAI +Add

    Amsterdam RAI

    One of the largest convention center complexes in the Netherlands
    Amsterdam dungeon +Add

    The Amsterdam Dungeon

    A tour through Amsterdam’s most horrible history, pure entertainment
    Moulin Rouge d'Amsterdam +Add

    Moulin Rouge

    Adult entertainment and free drinks
    Holland Casino Amsterdam +Add

    Holland Casino Amsterdam

    Betting and Gaming attraction near Leidesplein
    viking tent +Add

    Archeon

    A Roman theme park, educational, fun experience
    Muziektheater +Add

    Muziektheater

    A music theater and city hall in the Stopera complex
    Get Pushed R16 +Add

    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

    A large concert hall with in-house café
    Locals' Pick
    Carré Amsterdam +Add

    Koninklijk Theater Carré

    A royal theater on the banks of the Amstel River
    Famous
    Bears +Add

    TunFun Playground

    An indoor playground paradise for kids 12 and under
    Catrin helped make the meringues +Add

    KinderkookKafé

    Training children in food service details and making it fun
    Locals' Pick
    Acrobat +Add

    Kindercircus Elleboog

    A circus and a school for learning circus acts
    Kletterpark Fun Forest +Add

    Fun Forest

    A tree climbing park, great fun for the adventurous
    Multicultural Mural +Add

    Imagine Identity and Culture

    Highlighting the culture of migrant people in the Netherlands
    Felix Meritis +Add

    Felix Meritis

    A conference and event center built in 1787
    Tuschinski Theatre Interior 2 +Add

    Tuschinski Theater

    Amsterdam’s most famous cinema theater built in 1921
    Famous
    Amsterdam Central Library +Add

    Centrale Bibliotheek Amsterdam

    A temple to books
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Netherlands-3957 - Concert-Gebouw +Add

    Concertgebouw

    The best instrument in the orchestra it houses
    Famous
    De Balie overdag gevel +Add

    De Balie

    Culture centre with a twist
    TEDxAmsterdam Live 0364 +Add

    Boom Chicago

    World-class improv theatre
    The Melkweg +Add

    Melkweg

    Culture in a former milk factory
    Brakke grond +Add

    De Brakke Grond

    Distinctive developments in contemporary art forms
    Canal at dusk +Add

    Smart Project Space

    Artful space