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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
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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I am fortunate to visit Amsterdam every few years and this is my 3rd time seeing a show! Some folks on the stage here are or will be familiar faces from comedy shows etc. Always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I am fortunate to visit Amsterdam every few years and this is my 3rd time seeing a show! Some folks on the stage here are or will be familiar faces from comedy shows etc. Always entertaining - have a beer, coffee and some laughs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went to the late improv show on a Saturday night. Some funny bits but overall most of the comedy fell flat with us. Definitely didn't see the next Seth Myers (read he performed here early in his career). Maybe part of the problem is the cast isn't very selective about the suggestions they take from the audience. This could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I saw the show on Thursday night and it was so good. I was apprehensive about seeing a comedy show done by Americans on my last night in Amsterdam but I'm so glad I went. The 5 actors on stage did a great job with all of their skits and their improv was very impressive. Definitely would recommend this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Was here last night as part of my birthday surprise and it really made it a birthday to remember, the show was very funny, alot of improv and audience interaction, jaw is still sore from laughing, very good drink deals, perfect night out with friends :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I read about this show in an Amsterdam guide book, and asked the concierge at my hotel if they heard if it was good. Concierge said yes, so I booked 4 tickets for my family (husband, 20 yr old son, 18 yr old daughter and myself). It is an all American cast of 4 young actors who do improv and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stop by here for a good orientation especially if you are visiting from the U.S. They have comedy shows and it used to be a place to sign up for free canal cruises by the St. Nicholas Society, but I hear that that organization is no longer giving free canal cruises. However, perhaps that has changed. It is located very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I went to the early and late show on a Saturday night. The early show at 8:30 was mostly reheased sketches you might see on SNL. They were very funny and made fun mostly of the Dutch, but also everyone else. The late show was all improv and was not funny, but with improv you never know.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Venue is nice and cosy. Went to a late Saturday night showing with 3 friends on a Stag Do. Started to worry when the screen said it was an improv night, but soon turned out to be a bunch of about eight, mostly young American, 'comedians' who were chronically unfunny. They had some of the audience laughing a bit to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We took our son (18) and his friend to one of the shows - very good fun. The actors certainly earn their way with the improvisations. All of us laughed pretty much non-stop for the 2 hours and the 1 Euro Heinekens were a real hit with the boys.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We booked this on a whim and are very glad we did so. The improv was tremendous and the cast came out to enjoy some drinks afterwards. Excellent service throughout and a must-do if you're in Amsterdam.

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Address: Rozentheater | Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 217 0400
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
Open Hours:
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15

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Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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