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De Balie

Courting Opinion


A former courthouse hosts this eclectic spot – a well-known platform (founded in 1982) for debates, theatre shows, and films (many with a socio-political bent). The programme is primarily in Dutch, but there’s plenty for non-natives to enjoy – not least talks by renowned international speakers. The venue’s sleek and bustling café/restaurant also makes for an enticing place to eat, whether you’re heading to a show or not. 


+31 (0)20 553 5100
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
1017 RR

Opening Hours

Monday: 09:00-01:00
Tuesday: 09:00-01:00
Wednesday: 09:00-01:00
Thursday: 09:00-01:00
Friday: 09:00-03:00
Saturday: 10:00-03:00
Sunday: 10:00-01:00