Ticket information

Information about ticket sales, subscriptions and series, payment options, discounts, the ticket swap service, the seating plan, introductory talks and the webshop.

How to book

  • You can book online via ‘Programme’ (click ‘buy tickets’).
  • Tickets are also available from the box office: Amstel 3, Amsterdam.
  • During opening hours, you can book by phone: 020 625 5455
  • You can pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or by bank transfer. The tickets will be sent to you on receipt of payment. There is a surcharge for sending the tickets you have ordered or for picking them up.

View the opening hours of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet box office here

Advance ticket sales

Tickets for opera performances in the 2016-2017 season go on sale on four different dates:

Monday June 6, 2016 at 12:00 noon:
Le nozze di Figaro, Manon Lescaut and Jephtha
Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 12:00 noon:
Parsifal, Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Prince Igor
Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon:
Opera Forward Festival, Wozzeck, The New Prince, And you must suffer and A Dog’s Heart
Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon:
Rigoletto, Madrigalen, Little Dog's Heart, Mariavespers and Salome

Tickets for Dutch National Opera performances at venues other than National Opera & Ballet can be purchased at the box office. Tickets for ballet performances at venues other than National Opera & Ballet can be purchased at the theatre where the performance will take place.

Sold out?

You may still have a chance!  Numbers are drawn at the box office 60 minutes before curtain. All unclaimed tickets are sold 30 minutes before curtain in number order (maximum two tickets per person).

'Dynamic' pricing

For all performances within Dutch National Opera & Ballet we use a system of dynamic pricing. The closer to the premiere date, the greater the chance of a higher ticket price. Book early and save.