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Address: Rozentheater | Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 217 0400
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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

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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Fun night at Boom Chicago, lots of laughs and good atmosphere... I even got called on stage. Will go again when in Amsterdam!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rosenheim, Germany

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Rosenheim, Germany
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun night at Boom Chicago, lots of laughs and good atmosphere... I even got called on stage. Will go again when in Amsterdam!

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E Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw their New Kids on the Gracht and wasn't disappointed with the show. A good mix of scripted comedy sketches and improvisation, and the audience involvement added a fun twist in places. However, we were disappointed with the 'in theatre pizza and dessert' option and wish we hadn't bothered with that. If we'd known we weren't actually eating in the... More 

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Hi there, First of all thanks for your wonderful words about the show. About the pizza experience, we're sorry. We are having trouble with our pizza makers (nice people, but it turns out can't deliver the quantity, quality and on time.) We are in the process of beginning with new people which should be operational this weekend. We do reserve... More 

Davao City, Philippines
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have seen there show on multiple occasions and it was always great fun. you sit on long tables. its rowdy , people are drinking and eating.and then they do stand up comedy. you must be good in english to understand it. for americans, this is the place where seth meyers of satyurday night live was discovered.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great funny show and the performers were funny and friendly even when outside the show this is our second boom Chicago the first one was on 2012 and will totally repeat the visit

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The New Kids on the Block show is great.They kept us laughing.. audience participation was good, could have been more but we did our share. ! the only min point is that the app they recommended to order drinks did not work,so we had to go to the bar mid show to get more.. but for the most, very pricey... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed the show here... Not everything is funny but good enrgy and cretivity. The venue hs a nice bar and I opted for the couch seats. Very comfortable and right up front.... Mix of Netherlands and American humor Would go back as i am sure each show is different

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I (finally) made it to see a show at Boom Chicago with some friends and I'm so happy we did! They've just launched a new cast and show. I was laughing pretty much all the way through. There were a lot of sketches and some inventive improv that engaged the audience. Bar service was fast and cheap, as well, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This was a fun show. The improv was great. We ate dinner (pizza) there. I would skip the pizza but definitely return for another show.

Thank bennett1016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My wife and I caught this show on our weekend in Amsterdam on a recommendation from a local. We're so happy we came! The show we saw was a great mixture of improv and sketch comedy. The cast is really funny and works great together. I'm sure at least one of them will make it big. I'd highly recommend seeing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went to the Shot of Improv show which is a little later and described as a little more relaxed than the other shows. It was strictly improve with audience suggestions (good suggestions earn a shot of Jager!) and a little audience participation. We spent a few extra dollars on front row couch seats so we should have known one... More 

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