A special world
Dutch National Opera & Ballet is home to Dutch National Ballet, Dutch National Opera, the Junior Company and Dutch Nationale Opera Studio. In addition, the theatre itself houses the props, costume and hairdressing and grime workshops, as well as many technology & production departments, where almost everything for the performances is made. The theatre on Waterlooplein is thus a vibrant environment of craftsmanship and passion for opera and ballet.
Ins & outs
During this 75-minute tour, you will see and experience the special world behind the curtain where usually only the artists and staff reside. Meanwhile, your guide will tell you the ins & outs of our theatre. He will take you to various studios and to Europe's largest stage, all areas not normally open to visitors. This way, you will experience the dynamics of creating opera and ballet performances.
Book here your tickets for both guided tours for individual visitors at fixed times (€15 p.p.) and guided tours for groups at fixed times (max. 15 people €225 per group). Unfortunately, at the moment, our tours are not (yet) suitable for visitors with mobility problems or in wheelchairs. This is because climbing stairs is part of the tour.
By clicking on the top link, you can book tickets for a tour on fixed days and fixed times. The available dates and times will be displayed. These tours combine several individual visitors into a group of up to 15 people. So you buy a ticket for a tour that you walk together with other visitors. The cost is €15 p.p.
By clicking on the top link, you can book tickets for a group tour on fixed days and fixed times. The available dates and times will be displayed. You can book this group tour for a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 15 people. The fixed price is €225, regardless of the number of people (max. 15). This group tour does not include any visitors other than those in your own group.
Customised guided tours on your preferred days and times
Besides guided tours on fixed days and fixed times, it is also possible to organise a tailor-made tour. For example, on a day and at a time of your choice. The minimum price of these tailor-made tours is €375, regardless of the number of people (from 1 to max. 15 people). For more information, please contact email@example.com. If you are requesting information on behalf of a school or college, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the tour, please meet in the hall at Dutch National Opera & Ballet's main entrance near the Amstel River. View a map of the main entrance of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. You enter the hall via the revolving door and proceed to the right.
Arrive on time
Tours start punctually at the reserved time. After the start of the tour, there will be no admission. So be on time and stand at the main entrance 5 minutes before the start.
Dutch National Opera & Ballet is a large building with long corridors and many stairs. Unfortunately, at the moment, our tours are not (yet) suitable for visitors with mobility problems or in wheelchairs. This is because climbing stairs is part of the tour.
Please note that you will be walking and standing a lot for the duration of this tour. Where possible, the tour will include certain stops where visitors can sit down for a while. However, this cannot be guaranteed as we are a working theatre and tour routes may vary.