Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, and is also the largest city in the country too. Famed for its diverse culture, from the spectacular inner-city architecture to the red light district, pubs and bars, tourists have a wealth of entertainment and activity at their fingertips. As one of the most visited cities in Europe, Amsterdam as something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quite weekend getaway with your loved one, or an action-packed adventure, you’re sure to find it in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is known for many things, not least it’s great beer, amazing food and wild nightlife, however many tourists are unaware of its ever-growing underground comedy scene. Although there are various famous monuments and historical locations to take advantage of, there’s nothing like a spot of comedy to make your evening extra special.


The city has a large collection on comedy clubs, with many domestic comics offering shows in English as well as Dutch. Furthermore, you’ll be surprised at some of the places these shows pop up. During street festival season, you’ll be able to find comics performing stand-up routines on every corner, let alone in the bars and clubs. Some hotels even have resident comedians to entertain guests. Let’s take a look at some of the best comedy clubs in Amsterdam.


Comedy Café

This café is one of the most well-known places for top quality comedy in the city, and being sold out most weekends, you’ll have to reserve your seats at least a week in advance. Situated in the heart of the Leidseplein area, there’s comedy here nearly every night of the week, with amateurs taking up the weekday slots, and the more well-known acts setting up shop for the weekend. Although most of the shows here are performed in Dutch, there are one or two showings a week that are performed in English. Furthermore, the Comedy Café also serves great food, and there’s live music after the final comic of the night too!


Comedy Theatre in de Nes

Another one of Amsterdam’s best comedy hubs, the Comedy Theatre in de Nes is the biggest club in the city. The theatre can be found in the heart of the city centre, and it’s a popular place to go after a meal or seeing the historical sights and architecture. If you’re thinking about getting into stand-up comedy, then this is certainly a great place to start out, and amateur comics are given the stage nearly as much as seasoned professionals. Although ticket prices are cheap, demand is high at the Comedy Theatre in de Nes, so book early to avoid disappointment. Make sure you visit for the best flights to Amsterdam this summer.


Boom Chicago Comedy Club

This comedy club offers one of the most international stages in all of Amsterdam, with comics travelling from all over the world to perform here. Famed for its food as well as its entertainment, the Boom Chicago Club plays host to pilot sketch shows before they appear on Television, as well as comics of all ages. With comfortable chairs and superb table service, make it a night to remember in Amsterdam with the Boom Chicago Comedy Club.