During September 5th - 15th, Amsterdam hosts the Dutch thespian event of the year, the Netherlands Theater festival, resulting in a retrospective summary of Holland’s ten best stage productions of the season. The festival also includes presenting the very prestigious Theater Prize for best production along with the Golden Cricket award for the best children's play. Coinciding with the Netherlands Theater Festival, the Amsterdam Fringe Festival supports all types of theater appreciators. This span of early September is where theatrical focuses intermingle and refined amazements appear each day.
Perfectly positioned within Amsterdam’s hugely popular Vondelpark, the delightful Open Air Theatre attracts the crowds with its entertaining performances of music, theatre and comedy, all of which are completely free of charge. Offering something for everyone, the Open Air Theatre hosts its events over the weekends of the summer months and is an attraction not to be missed when visiting the city.
Offering fabulous location theatre productions, the Over het IJ Festival is one of Amsterdam’s summertime events which is definitely worthy of a visit. Taking place over 11 days every July, the festival is based within the city’s iconic NDSM shipyard, with extra performances showcasing at various unique locations throughout Amsterdam.
Established over 60 years ago, the Holland Festival is Amsterdam’s oldest and most popular festival of performing arts and is an attraction not to be missed whilst visiting the city. Taking place in June of each year within an array of locations across Amsterdam, the festival boasts some truly spectacular productions of music and theatre.
Located inside the mystical walls of a majestic 18th century old church building just off the famous Leidse Square, the Paradiso Club provides you with the ultimate music experience for a lovely evening adventure in central Amsterdam. The venue is hosting some of the biggest names in club music, as well bringing in indie and local artists while providing a diverse events genre for everyone's taste. Do not forget to check out the cultural activities that take place each week ranging from theatre performances to poetry or film productions.
Adopting a luxurious position on the banks of the Amstel River, the beautiful Koninklijk Theater Carre has enjoyed over a hundred years of success, simultaneously charming audiences with its welcoming atmosphere whilst tantalising patrons with performances of unsurpassed quality. Taking heed of such a prestigious reputation, I decided to see for myself whether this historical institution lives up to its privileged status as the country’s most popular theatre.
Whilst our Amsterdam self-catering holiday apartments are designed with your comfort in mind and usually fitted with televisions and wireless internet, don’t forget to check out Amsterdam’s many entertainment options close by. Our favourite haunt has to be the city’s spectacular Pathé Tuschinski Cinema.