No tours possible at this moment

At this moment, guided tours in our theatre are not possible because of the covid-19 pandemic.

We’ll take you to the stage area, a place of bustling activity from first thing in the morning until late at night, where you’ll be able to admire the impressive technical installations. You’ll visit the ateliers and the rehearsal studios. In short, a unique chance to experience the hidden world behind our productions.

Regular tours on Saturdays

You can join a guided tour on most Saturdays from September to the end of June. Please contact the box office on +31(0)20 625 5455 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.  

€ 9,50 / € 7,50 (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.

Reservations: To make a reservation and check for availability, you can contact our box office by telephone: +31(0)20 625 5455.

Please note that regular tours are held in Dutch. Tours in English and selected other languages are available on request.


Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers a free lunch concert on most Tuesdays. Directly after a number of these concerts, you can also join a (paid) guided tour. See the special page about the lunch concerts for more information.

Visitors pass by costumes


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.

 € 75 for up to 10 participants, for each extra participant add € 5. Educational prices for schools on request.

Book a group tour via or call +31(0)20 551 8103 (during office hours).

Tours in English and selected other languages are available on request.

Theatrical tours for childeren

A theatrical tour for children is available. For more info, visit this page.

Kinderen bekijken een voorwerp