Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

The Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam ( City Theatre Amsterdam) is a traditional theater at Leidseplein in Amsterdam.


The theater was originally located at the Keizersgracht, a wooden theater, in 1638 by a building designed by Dutch architect Jacob van Campen ( 1595-1657 ) was replaced. This burned down in 1772 and built a new one in the classical style at the Leidseplein. But 1892 also was the holzerne building up in flames.

The architects Van Gendt and Springer designed a new theater and designed the façade in the Renaissance style. Two years later, the theater in today's external form was inaugurated in 1894.

Since Baroque opera, ballet and dance performances are shown, it is a much frequented Besuchsort and tourists.