Koninklijk Theater Carré - Nightlife in Amsterdam - LikeALocal Guide

Night out: See a show
in Carré!

Koninklijk Theater Carré

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Why locals love it

This place is magical. It's the most famous theatre of the Netherlands - for good reasons. The moulin-rouge vibe is alive and kicking, the interior is stunning and takes you back in time. The shows that are performed there are selected with care, and vary often. There's a little something for everyone: opera, comedy, dance, concerts, acrobatics.

Why you should visit it

Carré was originally a circus theatre, which opened its doors in 1887. The mysterious vibe from 'back in the days' still looms between the walls of this majestic building. When you go there, you don't just visit a show: you experience what it is like to see a show the glamorous old-fashioned way.

Special tip

On saturday mornings Carré offers guided tours through the building. You can peek behind doors that have been held shut for the public for decades...

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Beautiful Theater, former Circus Theater
September 28, 2019
Expensive, but so worth it! Shows and plays here are bound to be good!
May 10, 2019
Great Venue!
March 8, 2018
Build as a permanent circus it has absurdly steep balconies which can be daunting for those with acrophobia, or fun for the fearless.
November 14, 2017

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