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!
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
About our policy around COVID-19
We apply all the prescribed health measures to ensure you have a safe and pleasant visit. We ask that you always obey our employees’ instructions and read the information on the signs. Plan your visit well, read up on all our COVID-19 measures at De Balie here.