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De Stadsschouwburg

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Address: Leidseplein 26 | Grachtengordel: East, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 624 2311
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Thought provoking entertainment

If you go to the theater on Thursday night, the plays are surtitled in English. There are, however, plays or performances in English. I have gone twice and both times the plays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Zinnia M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you go to the theater on Thursday night, the plays are surtitled in English. There are, however, plays or performances in English. I have gone twice and both times the plays were thought provoking. The last time, it was a performance in English but we all had to wear ear phones because it was about exploring consciousness. It was... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Visiting a debate I wasn't aware of the beauty of the theatre. Rather big theatre, yet intimate. Great place to have a bite and a drink afterwards.

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This city theatre , which i suppose is the best translation for "Stadsschouwburg" is centrally located at the "Leidseplein" and is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic theatre and its architecture. Furthermore the service we experienced by all staff was impecable and delivered with a smile.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I went to the Stadsschouwburg a couple of times, the most recent was to watch the performance of the NTD II (Netherlands danstheather), an exceptional modern ballet from the Netherlands. But the place cannot be ignored, of course. It is an opera house located in the heart of Amsterdam and it used to be the home of the National ballet... More 

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

A historic authentic theater in the centre of Amsterdam. Great place to visit a play. In the surrounding there are good restaurants and bars.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We met a friend in the cafe for drinks and snacks, and it was lovely. There is an enormous chandelier overhead and the atmosphere is elegant but friendly.

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We went to a special play called "Juliana" about the life of the late Queen of the Netherlands, Queen Juliana. Fabulous! This stunning national monument is a true eye catcher, both in - and outside. Old world elegance. Before we attended the play, we had dinner in the theater restaurant next to the lobby but the food what nothing special.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Visited this theater for a modern dance performance. It's like you visit a museum so beautiful. Watched the Dance from the 3e level pretty amazing

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is the name of a theatre building. This beautiful neo-Renaissance building is an eye-catcher. The location is in the middle of the busiest Leidseplein (leidse square). It was used to be the Dutch National Opera house until 1986. Inside you will be amazed by the beauty of the architecture of an old style opera house. You can't miss seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Went for an evening of sublime Bach cantatas, shaped into a touching scenario by Director Katie Mitchell. The theatre is beautiful: historically grand but vibrant too with bars and a restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful. A wonderful evening.

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