De Balie is The Netherlands’ foremost venue for contemporary arts, politics and culture. On this page you’ll find our English programmes, 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!
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.
Plan your visit
1017 RR Amsterdam