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Address: Rozentheater | Rozengracht 117, 1016 LV 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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Quite good impro and great musical impro

We were watching the best of Boom Chicago 2016 in our ESN VU Amsterdam Introduction weekend and it was great fun. Impro is very challenging but Boom Chicago did it well, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were watching the best of Boom Chicago 2016 in our ESN VU Amsterdam Introduction weekend and it was great fun. Impro is very challenging but Boom Chicago did it well, but the best in the show were the musical impros. The comedians were quite good at improvisation in every topic but maybe something was missing, maybe it was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it! It was funny and a great way to wind down while still enjoying Amsterdam. If you can make your way there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my son (13) along for the 'Best of Boom' show. Great fun and hats off to the cast; Improv can't be easy and they did a great job. It was the highlight of my sons trip! Thanks, guys (and gal).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable evening at Boom Chicago... Especially considering We didn't expect to find comedy in English in Amsterdam. Some of the improv seemed a little forced to add in audience participation, but overall was a fun night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to live in Amsterdam several years ago and I knew Boom Chicago since the late 90s. If you live in The Netherlands or if you're a tourist which English is not your first language or if you're not used to see comedy shows in the UK, Ireland or the US then you'll have a great laugh. But If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read about it in the lonely planet Amsterdam guide and decided to give it a go. Extremely funny and great improvisation artists. I liked the interaction with the audience. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great show, and me and my wife and our two teenage boys had a fun time. Our boys enjoyed it so much they wanted to go back the next day :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Went here as a recommendation from a friend and was horrified by how amateur and shockingly bad this was. If this is comedy then I am an alien! The improv bits were poor and really just nonsense, the cast really should be embarrassed to even attempt to call themselves comedians and the venue should certainly not be charging the prices... More 

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Welcome to Earth! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My husband was very excited to go to this comedy club. There were some good laughs but I would call it average. We went to Angry White Men-Trump up the volume.

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Sorry it wasn't your cup of tea. We've gotten fantastic reviews about Angry White Men: Trump Up the Volume, and we are very proud of our smart, topical, political show. If, however, you're not up for a specialty show about the US elections, I would recommend our regular sketch and improv shows which run on most nights. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

On March 25th we went to a so-called Primaries Edition of the Angry White Men show. Although the material was still being 'tried out', the combination of seriousness and humour relative to presidential elections in the US was great. The show brings a combination of information and criticism that will appeal to even the staunchest defenders of the American political... More 

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Angry White Men: Trump Up the Volume is even tighter now and we relaunch version 2.0 in September after the summer when everyone truly gets focused on this most unusual election. For non political people (on most nights), we offer our regular sketch and improv shows that Boom Chicago is famous for. More 

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