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.

Contribution for watching
Do you enjoy the (online) activities of De Balie and do you wish to make a contribution? We have made donating easy with iDeal! As an institute for culture and arts, we are particularly susceptible to the impact of the corona crisis – we greatly appreciate your support!

Venue rental

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 (hybrid) events organized by external parties. Additionally, we offer TV and webcasting in Studio De Balie.

Would you like more information or would you like to make an appointment for a viewing? Please contact us on +31 20 5535 150, send an email to or fill in the application form.

For all business rentals, we always adhere to the guidelines of the Dutch measures against coronavirus, including the 1.5 meter rule.

Plan your visit

De Balie
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
1017 RR Amsterdam

Contact ticket sales
+31 20 5535 100

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