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Address: Rozentheater | Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 217 0400
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 7:00 pm - 4:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The creative group Boom Chicago is most famous for live comedy shows...
The creative group Boom Chicago is most famous for live comedy shows. Sharp, quick, and laugh out loud funny, Boom Chicago is fun. A Boom show is a mix of improv comedy, scenes, stand up, music and video. You are seated with your friends around tables and drinking is a part of the show. Afterwards there is music, pinball and parties in Bar 117. A rich past - over the past two decades, Boom Chicago has made locals and visitors laugh with great stage shows, TV programs (Comedy Central News) and viral videos. Boom Chicago has been the laughing pas for wonderful comedians. Boom Alumni write and star in shows like Late Night with Seth Meyers, SNL, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, 30 Rock, Mindy Project and Breaking Bad. Seth Meyers and Jordan Peele were recently featured on the covers of Time Magazine and selected two of 2014's most influential people. Boom Chicago is more than comedy shows. 22 years ago Boom Chicago's founders fell in love with the city, moved here and started the now-famous comedy institution. Boom Chicago's blog Urban Amsterdam (boomchicago[dot]nl/amsterdamblog/) is Boom's essential city guide. It gives visitors to Amsterdam the insider information you need to really get to know the city. Amsterdam is electric and fun to explore and Boom's blog will help you to do just that.
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First time for my friends and 2nd time for me, nice to have something to do in the evening other then going to bars. The 7 deadly dutch sins was my favourite the one we seen on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was here on a business trip and stopped here with colleagues, and it was definitely one of my best nights! Friendly atmosphere, super friendly staff, great drinks, and don't leave before the comedy starts - it'll make your night!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

First time for my friends and 2nd time for me, nice to have something to do in the evening other then going to bars. The 7 deadly dutch sins was my favourite the one we seen on the 25th of April was smart phones dumb people. Was one of my friends highlights of the holiday coming here.

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Sonoita,AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Impressive improvisations. Comedy is adequate, but not side splitting. If you sit near the stage, anticipate you may be part of the act.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went to see a show last night called, "Smart Phones & Dumb People". It was cleverly performed & hilarious. The actors/comedians use improvisation & they were great. It was our first time going to a comedy club in Amsterdam & if you're ever in town then I highly recommend visiting this club. Each evening has a different show &... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great venue for a cosy comedy show with really talented American comedians who did a mixture of written and improv material (on the night I went). As a venue that has been around for more than 20 years, this is an institution of the Amsterdam night scene. With shows almost every night at a reasonable price, it's worth going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We hit up "A Shot of Improv" on a Saturday night and were not disappointed! These actors are incredibly talented, and it was really fun to see them play games and think on the spot. They do an excellent job of making fun of Dutch culture and tourists. The theater is the perfect size with a variety of seats, not... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I come to Amsterdam infrequently (once or twice a year at the most) but that's great when it comes to Boom Chicago, as I can pretty much guarantee that when i visit the show is different but always vibrant and more importantly funny. For those with a reasonable command of English this is a great way to spend an evening.... More 

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad we keep making you laugh! Two things... Next time you come to Amsterdam this summer, our puzzle room 2.0 will be ready. It's called Escape Through Time and I think it will right be up your alley (even though it's not funny). And when you do come to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I watched this show and had a really great time, but one can probably appreciate it more after living in Amsterdam for at least couple of months.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Comedians poked fun at the bosses and we loved it. The team did a great job of setting up for a night of fun and laughter, had some good interactive games to play, and definitely got us all engaged. Nice bar, food acceptable. Definitely recommend for company events, or large groups of any type.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam. We had a great time watching “Attack of the killer bikes” which was mix of scripted scenes, improvisation and video about life in Amsterdam. Scripted part was brilliant.and I enjoyed this more than improvisation which was something like "Whose line is anyway", but overall it was all worth seeing.

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