De Balie is The Netherlands’ foremost venue for contemporary arts, politics and culture. We produce our programmes often in Dutch, but we also have plenty to offer to non-Dutch speaking visitors, for example our film screenings and lectures by foreign guests in our series De Balie Icons. On this page you’ll find our English programme and information about our café-restaurant and venue rental.
Our café-restaurant is a friendly and accessible meeting place near the vibrant Leidse Square in the centre of Amsterdam. De Balie is a great location to work or to meet up for coffee, enjoy a wholesome and affordable meal or late night drinks and bites with friends. Afterwards, you can enjoy one of our programmes or film screenings, or attend a concert nearby.
Are you looking for a venue to have a meeting, lecture, convention, seminar or presentation? Besides our own cultural programming, De Balie offers the possibility to rent one of our three spaces (Grote Zaal, Salon and Filmzaal) for events organized by external parties. Additionally, we offer TV and webcasting in Studio De Balie.