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Boom Chicago

Address: Rozentheater | Rozengracht 117, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 20 217 0400
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Ranked #99 of 325 Activities in Amsterdam
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Boom Chicago is an Amsterdam comedy institution. One of the biggest...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Boom Chicago is an Amsterdam comedy institution. One of the biggest show in the capital, the creative group is a "unique part of the Dutch comedy scene" (de Volkskrant) that "invented a totally new style of theater; call it digital comedy." (NRC Handelsblad) Although the show is in English, the majority of the audience is Dutch and local. The productions combine sketch comedy, improvisation, music, video and the internet in a way that is unique in the world and laugh out loud funny. Boom Chicago performs Wednesday through Saturday with a late show on Saturday as well. Most people come early to get a good seat and dinner packages are available with three nearby restaurants before the show. “Five stars -- Kill to get a ticket” – The Scotsman “Five stars -- Rapier like Wit” – The Guardian “Smart, fast, loud, irreverent… and surprisingly good food” – Wall Street Journal “Another victory for Boom Chicago…. very, very clever. Miss them at your peril” – The Independent “One of the best sketch and improv shows I have ever seen. Boom Chicago changed my life.“ – Time Out Chicago “A perfect combination of scripted scenes and improvisation… We are once again grateful that [Boom Chicago] decided to make Amsterdam their home.” – Het Parool
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Sidney, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As a frequent traveler back in the day, I always kept an eye open for quality entertainment, both stateside and abroad. The Boom Chicago improv comedy act in Amsterdam, Holland in hindsight was most likely the biggest gem I stumbled across out all my years in transit. If you find yourself in the Netherlands, a visit to the Boom Chicago... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We reserved some VIB tickets and added two pizza's to our order. We were asked to arrive an hour early as our pizza's would be delivered (by Domino's) at this time. Enjoyed the pizza, no cutlery and napkins and when we asked for napkins we were given one (literally one) which we shared. I don't want to nitpick but you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had dinner and a show on New Year's Eve here. The dinner was surprisingly good; a nice and plentiful assortment of entrees, a very good steak and an apple pie for desert. The show was really nice. All improvisation, no stand up as one should know, very fast and funny and also easy to understand for non-native speakers. Did... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've visited Boom Chicago at least 5 or 6 times before and it is always a fun night out although I must say this visit wasn't quite as good as previous ones. The shows are fun, with a mixture of skits and improv based on audience suggestions. Last night's show seemed to have nothing to do with the theme they... More 

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Riihimaki, Finland
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17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We expected a lot as we had heard about Boom Chicago, but our expectations were exceeded. Stand up and improvisation made us laugh tears in our eyes. We bookerd in advance places for coach, very comfortable! Great idea to offer such possibility.

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Idstein, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The concept of impro-shows is old - but I have barely ever seen a worse show. The best alternative is the bar after the break where the drinks are good and so is the service.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A really great venue for a comedy show, they have a reasonable selection of drinks but could be slightly better options for wine. The prices are fairly cheap so combined with a comedy show it's a great night out. They also have the ability for you to do table service via the PayPal mobile app which is great! Disclosure: I... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We visited Boom Chicago on a Tuesday evening, for their 21 Years of Mockery show. The cast was great, very funny and engaged with the audience lots. Good to get a feel for local politics and an outsider view of Amsterdam. I imagine it would be even more fun on a slightly busier, weekend evening. Note theatre has recently MOVED... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It seems there are different shows on different nights so you can go more than once. We took in the Seven Deadly Dutch Sins and the girl in the VVV said it was 'interactive' but you shouldn't worry about that, they are polite. The local audience shout out and that tells you even more. Have a drink, a good seat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

5 acts and one virgin ! Last act the best. A good laugh and nice hip bar adjoining. Worth an evening.

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