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A look behind the scenes
Join a guided tour behind the scenes of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
Here at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, we craft everything we need for our performances ourselves: constructing stage sets, creating costumes (including hats and footwear), making props...
A guided tour offers a unique insight into what happens backstage before and during a performance. The tour takes in the large auditorium, shows you what happens in the wings with all the technical wizardry, pays a vist to the ballet studios and the costume workshop.
INDIVIDUAL TOURS on Saturday
You can join a guided tour on most Saturdays from September to the end of June. Please contact the box office on +31(0)20 551 8054 to make sure there is a tour on your preferred date. Tours begin at the main entrance of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Duration is ca. 75 minutes.
€ 8/€ 6 (reduced) per person. Holders of a CJP, Student Pass or Stadspass are eligible for the reduced price; you need to show the relevant pass with your ticket.
Guided tours after the lunch concert on Tuesdays
Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers a free lunch concert on most Tuesdays. Directly after a number of these concerts, you can also join a guided tour. See the special page about the lunch concerts for more information:
Guided tours for groups
Guided tours for groups (between 10 to 20 participants) can also be booked for other times during the week (Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 5pm). A maximum of two groups can start at the same time. A group tour is € 75 for up to 10 participants, for each extra participant add € 5.
Book a group tour via firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31(0)20 551 8103 (during office hours).