Dutch National Opera & Ballet

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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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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
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The Netherlands352,052 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
My partner and myself come here sometimes for an opera. The main hall is quite beautiful and looks well-maintained. During the interval, it's quite a pleasure to sit down in the big foyer on the 1st floor while enjoying a cup of coffee. If i may say so, i find peace of mind whenever i am inside this building🎄🎄🎄
Written December 13, 2023
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MariiaVadimovna
9 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
I've been to the Nationale Opera en Ballet several times now. I absolutely love being there. Perhaps, calling the Opera house "cozy" is unorthodox, yet this is how it feels to me--it makes me feel at home. Maybe because it's not as big as some other European Opera houses (or so it's seems like). I think that the Dutch creativity can certainly be seen in the choreography, costumes and the overall look & feel of the performances. There's only one thing that takes away from the experience--the way some visitors dress. It seems to me that the Dutch are not educated about the standard dress-code for visiting the Opera/Ballet. Many are dressed in sneakers, and some even wear sweatpants. Some look like they are out for the weekend in the woods. I think that the visit to a National Opera house is a comprehensive experience--it consists of so many tiny details, and dressing the part is one of them. To me at least, it's something special (and for whom is it not?), because it doesn't happen too often. I wish people were more respectful to the setting and let it translate into the way they dress for the occasion.
Written February 16, 2016
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lochte
Helsinki, Finland136 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Visited there twice in June. I saw first the excellent Transatlantic. Four different ballet choreographies. Every one of them were so amazing and fabulous. And the next evening the famous and dramatic opera Pique Dame by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Music was by the famous orchestra Concertgebouw conducted by Mariss Jansons. So great experience and worth visiting.
Written June 23, 2016
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Jacky W
London, UK46 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
A really good night out. Tickets easy to get and reasonably priced. No restaurant. Tea, coffee and cake available as well as beers and wine. Great seats and all with good views of the stage. Just one interval which was not too long. Metro station beside the theatre. Really good night at the ballet.
Written January 11, 2013
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taraship
Radford, VA209 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
There are free lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays. We saw a 30-minute opera performance. It was spectacular. It was in the lobby so we didn't actually see the opera house or stage but I was amazed at how great the acoustics were for the lobby. It was an intimate crowd, not huge. Comfortable seating and plenty of it. The only drawback is that the building is huge and we weren't sure where to go for the concert. We found it by accident as we didn't see any signs (maybe we missed them?).
Written March 21, 2018
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slitte_sko
Bergen, Norway17 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
We saw the ballet Cinderella here, and loved it. Our seats were at the back of the 2nd balcony, but it had no impact on our experience. We saw everything, the sound was great, and our seats were comfortable. People with long legs might have a somewhat tight spot here, but it was no problem for us (178 cm tall).

Efficient wardrobe and an OK bar.
Written December 22, 2012
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c00ee
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France160 contributions
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
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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smerus
London, UK30 contributions
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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Gerasimos
Leicester, UK199 contributions
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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