Going to the theatre

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is in the heart of Amsterdam and easy to reach by public transport or bicycle. There is plenty of space near the theatre to park your bicycle. Our small theatre, Studio Boekman, is also situated within Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Amstel 3
1011 PN Amsterdam
020 625 54 55

Taartdiagram met de Milieu-impact van NO&B n 2019

Sustainable travel

No less than 22% of our total CO₂ emissions result from the journeys visitors make to attend our performances. By choosing sustainable travel options, such as cycling, public transport, or sharing a car with other visitors, you help us reduce the CO₂ footprint of our theatre.


Public transport

From Amsterdam Centraal or Amsterdam Amstel station, metro lines 51, 53, or 54 will take you to the Waterlooplein stop in just a few minutes. From the 'Nationale Opera & Ballet' exit, it is about a two-minute walk to the main entrance of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Tram 14 also stops right at the door, at the Waterlooplein stop.

Gebouw Nationale Opera & Ballet

Car & parking

Traffic around the theatre can be busy, and parking spaces are limited, making it time-consuming to find a parking spot. Therefore, we recommend not traveling to our theatre by car. 

Carpooling via Slinger

Driving with other opera and ballet lovers is more enjoyable and sustainable! Offer your empty car seats through the widget on this page, and interested people can contact you via email to travel along. Confirm the ride by email, and organise a convenient meeting location and any cost-sharing, such as gas or parking. Looking for a ride yourself? Select an offered ride from the widget on this page, write a message indicating that you'd like to ride along, and then organise the specifics by email.


Park and ride (P+R)

If you do decide to drive, we suggest using one of the seven P+R (park and ride) locations on the outskirts of the city, near the A10, A9, and A2 motorways. Here, you can park your car affordably and continue your journey to Dutch National Opera & Ballet by train, bus, tram or metro.

Parking garages

In the immediate vicinity of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, there is paid parking, such as in Parkeergarage Q-Park Waterlooplein. This parking garage allows you to reserve your parking space online in advance, and as a visitor to Dutch National Opera & Ballet, you can park at a reduced rate.

Please note: Are you coming by car and parking in Q-Park Waterlooplein? Due to a renovation, the theatre is accessible via exit ‘Amstelzijde’ and not via exit ‘Nationale Opera & Ballet’! 

Other parking options

You can also find Q-Park garages near Amsterdam Centraal Station and Amstel Station, where you can reserve your parking space in advance. From there, you can continue your journey to our theatre by metro. For a complete overview of parking options, please visit amsterdam.nl/en/parking.

Wheelchair users

Our theatre is well-equipped to accommodate wheelchair users.

Frequently asked questions

Do you still have questions? Follow the link below to get answers to questions about your visit, tickets, context programming, and other activities.