Ticket information

Information about ticket sales, subscriptions and series, payment options, discounts, the ticket exchange service, the seating plan, introductory talks and the webshop.

How to book

You can buy tickets in the following ways:

  • Through this website, to do so select the performance via programme and then 'buy tickets'
  • By phone via our customer service 020 6255455. Our customer service is available on weekdays from 12:00 - 18:00 (or until the start of the performance); on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 15:00 (we are closed on Sundays and public holidays without performances).

The amount due can be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), iDEAL, Podiumcadeaukaart or NOB Cadeaukaart. For orders by phone or internet, there is a €2 booking fee per ticket (with a maximum of €20).

Follow the link below to find all the steps you need to take to purchase a ticket for a performance online.


A subscription/series has many advantages. Follow the link below for an explanation and all the benefits of a subscription/series.

Ticket exchange

You cannot return your tickets, and we do not refund money - except to people living abroad.

However, you have two options for exchanging your tickets. You can directly exchange or sell your purchase using our Ticket Exchange service. This service is provided at no cost. You can also exchange your purchase through the box office. This can only be done over the phone and up to one day before the performance unless the box office is closed that day. In that case, you can only exchange tickets at the box office up to two days before the performance. The box office will charge € 3,00 per ticket for this service, plus any possible extra cost. Please check in advance whether there are enough seats available in the same price category on the date of your choice. You can reach our box office by phone at (020) 6 255 455.

Gift card

With the Dutch National Opera & Ballet gift card you can enjoy all the beautiful things we have to offer.


Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, which starts 45 minutes before the performance. The introduction takes place in the Odeonzaal (entrance on the ground floor) and is free for the audience. The speaker will be using sound amplification.

Wheelchair seating

Tickets for wheelchair seating can only be ordered by phone or at the box office.

'Dynamic' pricing

For all performances within Dutch National Opera & Ballet we use a system of dynamic pricing. The closer to the premiere date, the greater the chance of a higher ticket price. Book early and save.

Advance ticket sales

Tickets for Dutch National Opera performances at venues other than National Opera & Ballet can be purchased at the box office. Tickets for performances at venues other than National Opera & Ballet can be purchased at the theatre where the performance will take place.


Dutch National Opera & Ballet offers a discount on the price of admission when presenting a CJP, Stadspas Amsterdam and to youth up to 16 years old. A last minute admission price of € 19 applies to students, available at the box office from 1½ hours before the performance. Tickets for the student rate can also be purchased online from 13:00 on the day of the performance. Please note that the relevant discount card or student ID must be shown when entering the theater.

  • Click here for a list of all discounts
  • My Muse & Me members can reserve tickets at a discount one day before the performance of a production. For more information, click here.
  • A group booking is possible for all productions from 15 people upwards. For more information, please click here.
  • For tailor-made programmes, events and arrangements: click here to read what the possibilities are.

Seating plan

You can find seating plans for the opera and ballet performances below.

Surtitles Dutch National Opera

Surtitles are available from all ranks, in both Dutch and English. 

Sold out?

Maybe you can still be present at the performance! Serial numbers are available at the box office from one hour before the start of the performance. All uncollected tickets will be sold half an hour before the start of the show, with a maximum of two tickets per person, in order of attendance.


In our official webshop, you will find the most beautiful gifts, books, DVDs and much more! Take a look at our online shop via the link below.