Getting there

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is located between Amstel and Waterlooplein, and can be reached easily by public transport, car or bike.

Click here for a map of the location of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

Public transport

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, at Amstel 3, is easily reached by public transport. The metro from either Amsterdam Central Station or Amsterdam Amstel Station takes just a few minutes to get to Waterlooplein station. Tram line  14  - from Amsterdam Central Station to Flevopark - stops right in front of the door, at the stop called Waterlooplein.

Route by public transport

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By taxi

There is a taxi rank next to Dutch National Opera & Ballet (on the corner of Waterlooplein) and another at Rembrandtplein (three minutes’ walk away). You can call Taxi Centrale Amsterdam for a taxi on 020 77 7777.

By car

From the Ring A10, take exit S-112 or S-116, in the direction of ‘Centrum’ (city centre). Follow the signs marked ‘P Muziektheater’, which will bring you to the car park underneath the theatre building, which can be very busy on performance evenings. 

Plan your route

Parking

There is limited parking in the direct vicinity of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, especially in the evening. Looking for on-street parking can be time-consuming. Please remember that latecomers cannot be admitted to the auditorium once the performance has started.

The best option we recommend is the Q-Park Parking Garage Waterlooplein, which is located at just 5 minutes walking distance from the theatre. An additional advantage is that at Q-Park Waterlooplein you can reserve your parking space online in advance, so you are assured of a parking space and you benefit from a good deal. For more information visit this webpage.

The underground car park ‘Q-Park Waterlooplein’, underneath Dutch National Opera & Ballet is both a public and private parking garage and not exclusively accessible to theatre visitors. Because of that, there is a good chance that this car park is full and/or difficult to access. If you are short of time, we therefore advise you to avoid this car park.

Other parkings garages within walking distance of Dutch National Opera & Ballet:

Amstelstraat 12 - 1017 DA, The Bank Rembrandtplein
Anne Frankstraat 220 - 1011 MP, Markenhoven
Kalverstraat, Singel 451 C - Q-Park

Click for general information on parking in Amsterdam.

P+R locations

An alternative, if you are travelling by car, is to make use of one of the eight P+R (Park+Ride) locations on the outskirts of the city, at the motorways A10, A9 and A2. You can park your car here for €8 per day, including free public transport (bus, tram or train) for up to four passengers, to Dutch National Opera & Ballet. For more information, please visit this website.