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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
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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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A great night out

Went to see a primetime show which was amazing. Seats for everyone were great and the sofa option a luxury. The performers were all standout. Some confusion at the bar meant it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andy D
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to see this hilarious improv/theater performance as a mix of expat and Dutch cultural jokes by a friend, since I'm American, living in Amsterdam. The show was over the top funny with the crowd laughing the whole time. It was really interactive and gave the audience a little command of the direction of the improv. The theater... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see a primetime show which was amazing. Seats for everyone were great and the sofa option a luxury. The performers were all standout. Some confusion at the bar meant it wasn't as efficent as possible for those watching the show, and two couples paying with tokens were seeing differences in the numbers requested. Also saw the late night... More 

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Thank Andy D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife bought the tickets. I've been to several improv shows elsewhere. My daughter even goes to an improv camp and my brother is a performer...so honestly I wasn't that excited. The show was GREAT! I saw a lot of different scenes that I haven't seen before and the multiple acts from different countries was fantastic. I'd tell you more... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a big group of friends to one of the improvisation shows in August. It was absolutely brilliant, the actors were inventive and hilarious, always giving everything throughout the show to make sure that they were keeping the audience entertained! I would definitely recommend going if you're looking for an evening filled with comedy

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Thank CarysW1
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great evening at the show. Would definitely come back to see another in the future. the Vip tables were great also :)

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Thank itsruffs
Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The "best of 2016" was great. We'll be keeping this place in mind next time we're in Amsterdam :). Definitely would recommend picking up one of their shows.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made our first trip to Boom Chicago in Jan 2016. The show "Best of Boom 2016" was excellent! All the comedians were brilliant, hilarious and easy to understand. The improv' sections were the best as each comedian demonstrated their talents and fast thinking! We'll definitely be back and I would highly recommend this as a entertaining night out! Thank... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great night of fun & laughter at the Best of Boom 2016 show! The comedians did a fantastic job & kept us entertained throughout the evening. The improv really makes the show and gives you so much appreciation for the talent the cast has. Would definitely recommend going to check it out!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Went there again after 15 years, and nothing much had changed ( in a good way). Same jokes about Dutch people being too direct in their relationships and sticking too much to the rules...funny. The best parts were the improvised ones, when the players took stories and ideas from the audience and used different story telling techniques to make real... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Cleaver, irreverent, trending... Have seen several shows at the original location on the Liedesplien over the years and always enjoyed them. A MUST see for Americans visiting Amsterdam. Took a chance to check out their new location, and refreshing new show, New Kids on the Graacht. Nice new venue on the Rosengraacht, (cool, neon rose flowers mark the number 14... More 

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