Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Dutch National Opera & Ballet Reviews: 4.5/5

Dutch National Opera & Ballet

Dutch National Opera & Ballet
4.5
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Dutch National Opera & Ballet creates, produces and presents both traditional and innovative opera and ballet productions of the highest quality. As one of the largest cultural organisations in the Netherlands, Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet and opera world’s artistry, technique and craftsmanship together in its own specialised workshops and rehearsal rooms.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Waterlooplein • 2 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
1,366 reviews
Excellent
975
Very good
285
Average
71
Poor
25
Terrible
10

c00ee
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France139 contributions
A brilliant performance
Mar 2020 • Friends
This was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. We had a fantastic 6 days in the city, but this was our favourite. The music was wonderful and the dancing exquisite. I thoroughly recommend it.
Written June 3, 2020
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JC Alarcon
Nogales, Mexico81 contributions
The Nutcracker was awesome!
Dec 2019
I loved it, it was a great experience for Christmas day. What I loved the most from this opera house was definitely the space in between seats, I am 6'2"/190cms and had struggled for instance at the Palais Garnier. I was very comfortable this time.
Written January 8, 2020
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John W
Douglas, UK1,839 contributions
Nutcracker. Different interpretation.
Mar 2019 • Friends
Great theatre. Easily accessible. I’m a wheelchair user. Huge foyers at every level. Lifts.

Inside the auditorium has great acoustics and sight lines. We were on 2nd balcony. Chose seats so could see orchestra and watch the patterns woven by corps de ballet on stage.

We saw Nutcracker. 2 hours 15 mins. hours. Beautifully choreographed and beautifully danced snowflakes, drilled with military precision.

It’s a huge production. Very big cast. 28 snowflakes 24 children. Larger numbers in the National dances.

Interesting telling of the story. Greek national dance? A magic lantern, life in the magic lantern as tableaux. The set transformations are spectacular. Sugar plum fairy danced well.

Special mention to the 90 strong orchestra, who played their hearts out.

Egalitarian Amsterdam. Not enough women’s rest rooms, they just invaded the Male facilities. Would give Americans heart failure.
Written December 15, 2019
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Irene T
Honolulu3 contributions
Ugly on outside but organized on inside
Oct 2019 • Friends
Very organized for toilets and also the break for wine and snacks. Door closes on the dot so arrive on time!
Written October 23, 2019
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nora@belgrave
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
Pagliacci Cavalleria rusticana
Sep 2019
Two of us saw this opera the other night while visiting Amsterdam. It was spectacular and stunning. I think it will remain with me for a long time. The amazing and innovative direction and the main singers who were so so incredible. What was also spine chilling beautiful was the choir and the way they they worked together in that dressing scene. The conductor Lorenzo Viotti was stunning extracting every nuance of the music from the extraordinary orchestra. Their opening music of the Rusticana opera was stunning. It was an amazing night.
Written September 13, 2019
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ArchCritic
Winchester, UK267 contributions
Truly fabulous performance of Tchaik's Swan Lake: great theatre, great production
May 2019 • Friends
The theatre: large, modern and comfortable, nice canal side location. Full house on the night. Very appreciative audience. Standing ovation at the end.
The production: terrific cast, superb scenery, magnificent dancing, sumptuous costumes. We thoroughly enjoyed it. A very intelligent, traditional and engaging performance by a world class company of dancers. Superb orchestra.
If ever we visit Amsterdam again, we shall attempt to get tickets for another opera or ballet here. We booked almost a year ahead to see this performance.
We go to the ballet quite rarely but absolutely everything about our evening here was terrific.
The evening was one of three cultural highlights of our brief visit to Amsterdam, the others being our visits to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. This city is blessed in cultural and land- and waterscapes as also architectural respects. Hugely impressed!
Written May 12, 2019
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smerus
London, UK30 contributions
Superb
Apr 2019
Great production of Tannhauser (best I've seen in years). Excellent arrangements for buffet before and after performance, and nice informal atmosphere - it was nice to chat to fellow opera-goers, that just doesn't happen at Covent Garden!
Written April 12, 2019
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John W
Douglas, UK1,839 contributions
Long ballet
Apr 2019 • Friends
Great theatre. Easily accessible. I’m a wheelchair user. Huge foyers at every level. Lifts.

Inside the auditorium has great acoustics and sight lines.

We saw Swan Lake. 3.5 hours. Beautifully choreographed romantic swans, drilled with military precision. The rest was slow, a pastoral mash of Vermeer dun browns and blues, slow. No electric.

Interesting telling of the story.

It needs cutting. By an hour.

Egalitarian Amsterdam. Not enough women’s rest rooms, they just invaded the Male facilities. Would give Americans heart failure.
Written April 1, 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,143 contributions
Big Opera House
Aug 2018
This is the city's big opera house, very prominent on the Amstel Canal. You can't miss it. All sorts of major musical performances happen here.
Written February 6, 2019
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Gerasimos
Leicester, UK183 contributions
Enescu's Oedipe
Dec 2018 • Solo
Wow, what a performance! Honestly I was overwhelmed. The performance was of the highest standards and the cast was trully exceptional.
The building itself was a marvel of modern architecture. Had a seat at the 2nd balcony right in the middle. Very good view of both the stage and the pit. Most highly recommended indeed.
Written December 28, 2018
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