Leidse Schouwburg remains one of the most prominent cultural venues in Leiden. Its long-standing history dates back to the 18th Century. In the year 1705, the then noted theater actor Jacob van Rijndorp proposed the construction of a new drama hall on Oude Vest. Considered to be one of the oldest theaters of Netherlands, it underwent a major overhaul in the year 1865. The architect commissioned for the redesign was Jan Willem Schaap, who created a spectacular facade and a horse-shoe plan inspired by several Italian theaters. Post its renovation in the year 1997, it was ornately furnished with red velvet seats, gold ornaments and imposing chandeliers. It plays host to a number of theater groups from Leiden and other cities. Apart from theatrical plays, it also stages cabaret, dance and musical galas.
A visit to the Bibelot in Dordrecht is a must for every contemporary music fans. Almost every evening, this electrifying venue's stage hosts not just local artists and bands but also various international performers on tour. Some of the most stellar pop, alternative rock, blues, country, metal, jazz and reggae concerts are held at this amazing venue which has a capacity to host almost 550 spectators at a time. And the venue's love for music doesn't end here as it experiments with relatively modern forms of electronic dance music. Apart from concerts, the venue is also host to drama, dance and comedy shows from time to time. Visit their website to know more.
The site of film showings and various types of live performances, an evening spent at the Isala Theatre, opened in 1999 and designed by architect Martin Van Goor is sure to inspire guests. Beverages served during intermission are included in the price of your ticket to avoid long lines. Check the website for upcoming shows and events. Both halls are available for rental for private functions.
The AFAS Circustheater is the most modern and spacious theater in the city. Originally built around the turn of the last century, this theater was refurbished in the 1990s and now is the scene of musicals, big theatrical productions, and concerts. The theater's shows are such big popular productions that they tend to sell out fast so purchases should be made well in advance. The theater is right on the Scheveningen promenade and within walking distance of most of the hotels and restaurants in the area.
One of the extremely popular theater grounds in the international circuit, Koninklijke Schouwburg is the gem of Den Haag. Also the Royal Theatre, this arthouse is located inside one of the ancient palatial structures of the city. The modernised look of this vast heritage building is also one reason for it being the hub of culture and theater. Its grand and elegant style elevates the entertainment experience of this place. Apart from the international cultural gatherings, the theater regularly hosts grand private parties and business conferences too. Call for booking information!
ADO Den Haag Stadion is the home ground of the Dutch soccer club Alles Door Oefening Den Haag, commonly known as ADO Den Haag. The stadium was inaugurated in 2007 and has a capacity of about 15,000 spectators. Considered to be one of the most safe and sound stadiums of Europe, it has surveillance cameras and CCTVs at all corners. The stadium is occasionally used for concerts and other local events as well.
A package of entertainment is what best summarizes the Catwalk Club. Located in the heart of the city, this attractive location is the cultural hub with a host of live performances and music shows to its credit. Just the ideal cultural club with the right blend of music and atmosphere.
Hazelaarweg Stadion is a huge stadium with a capacity of around 10,000 spectators in the stands. It hosts local and international hockey championships. It is quite popular with the locals, hence, bagging tickets to a game is rarely easy. It is manged by HC Rotterdam, a well known hockey-club of the country.
Nieuwe Kerk, Katwijk aan Zee is one of the oldest works of H.J. Jesse who is known for designing noted architectural structures in Oegestgeest, Leiden and Katwijk including the New Church in the city of Katwijk. The church was built in late 19th century and completed in the year 1887. The brick building has a gabled structure with two short isles and a distinct tall tower which is 51 meters (167.33 feet) high. Tall arched windows and an ornate and magnificent church organ add to the beauty through their lovely detailing.