Getting There

Dutch National Opera & Ballet is located between Amstel and Waterlooplein, and can be reached easily by public transport, car or bike.

Public transport

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, at Amstel 3, is easily reached by public transport. The metro from either Amsterdam Central Station or Amsterdam Amstel Station takes just a few minutes to get to Waterlooplein station. Tram line  14  - from Amsterdam Central Station to Flevopark - stops right in front of the door, at the stop called Waterlooplein.


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Plan your trip


There is a taxi rank next to Dutch National Opera & Ballet (on the corner of Waterlooplein) and another at Rembrandtplein (three minutes’ walk away). You can call TaxiCentrale Amsterdam for a taxi on 020 77 7777.


From the Ring A10, take exit S-112 or S-116, in the direction of ‘Centrum’ (city centre). Follow the signs marked ‘P Muziektheater’, which will bring you to the car park underneath the theatre building, which can be very busy on performance evenings. 

Actual news about parking and traffic:

Weparc parking service

At Dutch National Opera & Ballet, you can use the WeParc parking service. You can get out of your car in front of the door and have it parked by one of the screened chauffeurs in an indoor garage.

You can reserve now via the website, or via the iPhone or Android app. Reserve well in advance, to ensure a space!


There is limited parking in the direct vicinity of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, especially in the evening. Looking for on-street parking can be time-consuming. Please remember that latecomers cannot be admitted to the auditorium once the performance has started.

The underground car park ‘Stadhuis-Muziektheater’, underneath National Opera & Ballet, is used by the general public as well as by private parking-spot owners. It is not exclusively for the use of theatre patrons on performance evenings and can therefore often be very busy. We advise latecomers to avoid using this car park.

Car parks within walking distance of Dutch National Opera & Ballet:

Valkenburgerstraat 238 - 1011 ND, P1 Parking Waterlooplein
Amstelstraat 12 - 1017 DA, The Bank Rembrandtplein
Anne Frankstraat 220 - 1011 MP, Markenhoven
Kalverstraat, Singel 451 C, Q-Park

At the website of P1 Parking there is the possibility to book a parking space in advance at an affordable rate, a full day parking for € 20 or an entire evening for €10. A parking space can be booked at

P+R locations

An alternative, if you are travelling by car, is to make use of one of the eight P+R (Park+Ride) locations on the outskirts of the city, at the motorways A10, A9 and A2. You can park your car here for €8 per day, including free public transport (bus, tram or train) for up to four passengers, to Dutch National Opera & Ballet. For more information, please visit this site.

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The Special offer in ‘ParkKing Waterlooplein’ is from April 1, 2017 no longer valid.