Dutch National Opera & Ballet present

Guided tours

This show was to been seen in September 2019

A look behind the scenes

Until 1 January 2021, we won’t organize guided tours in our theatre and 'decoratelier' of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
In December 2020, we will review the possibilities of resuming the tours again. Please keep an eye on our website for up-to-date information.





Join a guided tour behind the scenes of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

In short

Here at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, we craft everything we need for our performances ourselves: constructing stage sets, creating costumes (including hats and footwear), making props...
A guided tour offers a unique insight into what happens backstage before and during a performance. The tour takes in the large auditorium, shows you what happens in the wings with all the technical wizardry, pays a vist to the ballet studios and the costume workshop.


You can join a guided tour on most Saturdays from September to the end of June. Please contact the box office on +31(0)20 551 8054 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.

Guided tours after the lunch concert on Tuesdays

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

lunch concerts


Guided tours for groups

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

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