De Balie is the Netherlands’ foremost platform for contemporary arts, politics and culture. Our programs are primarily in Dutch, but we also have plenty to offer to non-Dutch speaking visitors. On this page you’ll find our English programme and information about our restaurant and venue rental.
Our café-restaurant is a friendly and accesible meetingspace, located near the lively Leidse square in the centre of Amsterdam. De Balie is the right place to work on your laptop in the morning while having an espresso and breakfast, to enjoy an appetizing dinner before going to one of our programs or concerts or to drink a beer with your friends. Our menu offers nice, homemade dishes for an affordable price.
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. Please contact zaalverhuur@debalie,nl or call 020-5535150.