Since 1 January 2014, ANBIs are obliged to provide information via the Internet. Below you will find the details for Dutch National Opera & Ballet Foundation. 


Official name

Formerly the 'Stichting Muziektheater Amsterdam'. Current official name: 

Statutory name: Stichting Nationale Opera & Ballet
Popular name: Nationale Opera & Ballet


RSIN or Fiscal number

RSIN: 007730251
Fiscal number: NL00773025


Contact information

Visiting address: Waterlooplein 22, 10011 PG Amsterdam
Postal address: Postbus 16822, 1001 RH Amsterdam

Gebouw Nationale Opera & Ballet nacht


Everything you need to know about the purpose, mission and raison d'être of the foundation.

Doel, missie en bestaansreden

The purpose of the Foundation is:

1. The operation and maintenance of the theatre, located in Amsterdam, as a national centre for productions of international stature in the field of opera, ballet and related musical-dramatic art forms;

2. To provide a distinctive offering in the field of music-dramatic art at an internationally high quality level, particularly by providing large-scale opera productions;

3. The promotion of the art of dance in the Netherlands;

4. Reaching a large national audience. 

As well as everything connected with the above in the broadest sense or which may be conducive to it.

The main points of the current strategy plan

You can find the strategy plan here:

Management Board

You can find the members of the Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors here. 

Management Board

Supervisory Board

President: Jean-François van Boxmeer, since 01-20-2009
Member: Else Bos, since 01-06-2012
Member: Pieter Maarten Feenstra, since 11-03-2014
Member: Bernard Foccroulle, since 01-10-2018
Member: Louise Fresco, since 08-10-2020
Member: Jos Nijhuis, since 01-09-2009
Member: Shula Rijxman, since 26-05-2015
Member: Robert Swaak, since 22-03-2016
Member: Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi, since 08-10-2020
Member: Corinne Vigreux, since 11-03-2014
Member: Paul Waarts, since 08-10-202


Board of Directors

General director: Stijn Schoonderwoerd, since 01-02-2021
Director Opera: Sophie de Lint, since 01-08-2017
Director Ballet: Ted Brandsen, since 01-08-2003


Remuneration policy

Read more about the remuneration policy of the Supervisory Board, the Board of Directors and the employed staff.

Renumeration policy

Remuneration policy for the Supervisory Board
The members of the Supervisory Board do not receive any remuneration for their work. They are, however, entitled to reimbursement of expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties and a not excessive attendance fee.

Remuneration policy for the Board of Directors
The Supervisory Board determines the remuneration and other terms of employment for each individual director in accordance with the Dutch Top Income (Standards) Act.

Remuneration policy for staff members
The foundation's staff members are remunerated in accordance with the Dutch collective labour agreements for music theatre and dance.



Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund

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Het Nationale Ballet Fonds

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