De Balie

This year, De Balie is once again one of World Cinema Amsterdam's venues. Much of the programme can be seen here.

About De Balie

Housed in a 19th-century courthouse, this Dutch organisation has been programming independent programmes on art, culture and politics since 1982. This theatre complex and meeting place is the place to be for everyone looking for high-profile debates, theatre, talk shows, films or art projects from early to late.

Why at WCA?

De Balie stands for connection and, just like World Cinema Amsterdam, the meeting and free exchange of ideas are central. By providing a platform for new, talented, non-Western and bi-cultural filmmakers, we believe that cinema is an excellent way to bring audiences to empathy, introspection and new insights.


De Balie has good facilities for disabled visitors. The main entrance of the building has a disabled lift. All rooms are also accessible with stair lifts and there is a toilet for the disabled.

Tickets sale

Tickets for films at De Balie can be bought directly at De Balie. 

Ticket info:

Regular: € 11,50
With discount: € 8,50
Cineville: free

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Where is De Balie located?

De Balie is located at:

Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10
1017 RR Amsterdam

De Balie is easily accessible by tram 2, 11, 12, 1, 7, 19 (stop Leidseplein). At the edge of Amsterdam you will find cheap P&R parking facilities. For car users there is a parking garage at walking distance.

Click here for a detailed route description.