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There is always something exciting going on at Boom Chicago: new shows, new actors, new parties, and new projects! But you can always count on great comedy and a fun night. Boom Chicago makes Amsterdam laugh with a unique mix of scripted scenes, improvisation, music and video.

Our English language shows appeal to internationally-minded Dutch people, the expat community and sharper visitors to the city. Our themes vary, but we are drawn to life in Amsterdam, culture clash, current events and technology.

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Get Ready for a Great Night

Welcome to our online ticketing. 

If you would like to book a ticket for a future show not yet listed here, please contact our box office at 0900 BOOM CHICAGO (0900 266 6244 or +31 900 266 6244) or email us at hello@boomchicago.nlPlease call or email us for groups larger than ten, restaurant reservations and special requests.


Please click here for our different seating options.


Get your drinks at the attached Bar117 and take them in!Pails with ice will keep your bottles cold.For table service during the show you can place your order with My Order.


We have arranged delicious pre-theater menus at nearby Mazzo, Nomads and Chow, right next to our building. Are you in the mood for funky Italian, Arabic bites or a fusion of Asia? There is something here for everybody. (We also serve food in the theater for special groups and private buyouts.)  Restaurant reservations are mandatory! Contact us so you will have a nice table and make the show on time! We look forward to seeing you at Boom Chicago! Mobile users click here

Now Playing and Upcoming Shows at Boom Chicago

An exhilarating mix of sharp writing, clever improvisation, music and video

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Here is a list of the current and upcoming shows at Boom Chicago. Click on any show for a complete description. On the right you see the upcoming days and what is playing on a particular date.

attack of the killer bikes – August only!

Boom Chicago takes a break this summer from their usual commentary on local current events and (international) politics, because it is time to explore  the… Read More

REGGIE WATTS AUGUST 30TH – one night only!

The internationally renowned vocal artist-beatboxer-musician-comedian brings his funky “disinformationist” show to Boom Chicago this summer. Created on-the-spot using his formidable voice and looping pedals, Reggie… Read More

What’s Up with Those Beards?

All of a sudden we’re seeing big hairy beards everywhere.  It’s not just on hipsters, Indy rockers and trendy bartenders. You see them in cafes, at… Read More

Smart Phones, Dumb People – back sept 5

Smart Phones, Dumb People is a new collection of our favorite scenes plus brand new improvisation with a focus on high tech comedy. The multi-media show is sharp, funny… Read More


BOOM´s Late Saturday Night Show! After Saturday’s first show, Boom’s cast plus special guests turn into comedy bartenders to create a delicious a Shot of… Read More

Student Wednesdays — 3 for 1!

This smiley stock photo agrees!  See a hysterical improv show on Wednesdays and students get 3 for 1 tickets.  (student IDs with a date please)… Read More

The 7 Deadly Dutch Sins — limited run!

Everyone knows the Dutch are cheap, and complain about the weather, but The 7 Deadly Dutch Sins goes deeper.


Seven nights only! Boom Chicago and Horror Nights join forces to create the best and scariest Halloween haunted house in the Netherlands. Before and after drink… Read More

Upcoming Shows


Food and Drinks at Boom Chicago




At the Rozentheater, you are seated at small tables where you are invited (OK, encouraged) to drink during the show. Get your bucket of ice and fill it up. Drink prices are friendly! We serve emmertjes bier  (8 twist off Heinekens), and delicious bottles of wine from Grape District. We serve a complete selection of hard liquor and Jim Beam goes especially well with the show. Our soft drinks come in bottles, not from the soda gun.

DINNER details


Boom Chicago has partnered with three nearby restaurants who have each created delicious menus that are fresh, fun and will get you to the show on time. Please contact us for reservations. Reservations are required for the pre-theater menus. Except for private buy-outs and the months November & December, food is not served in the theater. For questions or dinner bookings, contact us at (020) 217 0400 or Dinner reservations are for 18:00 (recommended) or 18:30. Showtime is 20:30. On Saturdays showtime is 20:00.



Rozengracht 114 Choose the two course menu (€24,50) or the three course menu (€29,50) for your entire group. For each course, Mazzo offers a choice between two different dishes. (For groups larger than 10 people, menu choices need to be made in advance.)



Rozengracht 133 Two course menu €24,50. This menu is served in two rounds. The starter consists of a selection of six different mezzes, and the main of five different mezzes. All mezzes are served simultaneously in each course. Three course menu €29,50. This menu is served in three rounds. To the starter and main from the above menu they add the chef’s dessert of fresh fruit and Arabic delights.



Rozengracht 106 Chow restaurant opened its doors on August 29, 2013 in the historic building on the Rozengracht where once lived the tasting room of Bols. Chow is an Asian brasserie with Western influences, or also called  Pan Asian Kitchen. Chef Lex Cook and his team prepared the most delicious dishes. The decor is a mix of special works of art and vintage furniture, both in the interior and on the spacious terrace in the courtyard during the summer. Reserve for a 2- course (€28) or 3-course (€33) menu for the entire group. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.  

Dinner at Boom Chicago

  • Boom Chicago is currently working on dinner possibilities at our location. Very soon we will come back to you with different dinner options, to complete a full night at Boom Chicago.
  • We already have great catering options for receptions, dinners, lunches and walking buffets. We work with caterers as diverse as Hete Peper, Borrelfabriek and Peperwortel, and can match the style and budget of your event.


Events at Boom

Inspiring space in the middle of the Jordaan

Boom Chicago’s inspiring space in the center of Amsterdam compliments great events. Our can-do team is a welcome contrast to those with the traditional dat is niet mogelijk attitude. Boom Chicago’s passion is special events and we would love to work together. Call 020 21 70 400 or email us at with your plans. Please click here for the Event Packages in English. Klik hier voor de Besloten Events in het Nederlands.

Fun For Groups

Boom Chicago is a Great Place for Groups

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Boom Chicago can accommodate groups of any size for a  truly special night. With dinner at nearby restaurants, drink packages, and our famous comedy show, a night at Boom offers the right mix of socializing and laughing. Are you celebrating with friends or colleagues?  Whatever the occasion, we look forward to taking care of you.

Here are some suggestions of what we can offer groups:

  • Please click here for the groups packages 2014 in English.
  • Klik hier voor de groeps arrangementen 2014 in het Nederlands.

Food and Drink Packages for Groups

Top restaurants, private dining or VIP treatment

Boom Chicago has arrangements with top nearby restaurants for a different options for groups. Would you like a private dining room, a long table, or… Read More

Private Reception, Show and Dinner


Start your evening with a private moment In a private space, have a toast, give a speech or make a presentation while we serve snacks…. Read More

Improv Day Special

get involved!

Don’t Just Watch — Get involved! Boom Chicago is a leader in shows and improvisation trainings for companies all over the Netherlands, Europe and beyond…. Read More

Boom Chicago’s Adventure Trail

Two hours of active fun!

In this active two hour program, participants perform a wide variety of fun and exciting assignments that earn points. Compete against and collaborate with colleagues… Read More

Why not Arrive by Boat?

The Boom Chicago Boat!

Boom Chicago can organize any sort of boat for your group For those that like something more intimate and unique, we have the Boom Chicago… Read More

Improv classes

Get confident and have fun!


Do something fun and active this fall! Be creative! Get confident! Learn from the experts and join us for an improvisation or presentational skills class. See why we have so much fun on stage. Warning: It’s addictive. Once you get hooked, we might see you every week!

Boom Chicago’s Improv Workshops

Our course will unleash your inner creativity in a fun and safe environment. With a mix of instruction and performing, you will be surprised how much you can laugh in one afternoon.  You don’t need any acting experience.

The workshop teaches the basic principles of improv comedy and how we do the scenes you have seen in our shows. You will learn to understand the mind of a professional improviser and how to use our ‘yes and’ philosophy in everyday life. You will feel a boost in your general confidence. 

Each week, we organize unique activities that contain exercises different to previous sessions. Each workshop is easy to join and doesn’t require participation in previous weeks. Like a health club, we can accommodate beginners and intermediate people in the same class.  For true fans, we encourage you to take a full series to progress to the experienced level.


  • Starting September 20th Every Saturday: 15:00 to 17:30
  • The price for a single session is only €30 and includes a ticket for our fully improvised Saturday Late show Shot of Improv (valid for six months).
  • Ten classes are only €195 including ten Shot of Improv tickets. Use them yourself, bring your friends or give them as gifts (valid for six months).  
  • Buy your ticket here online!


Whether you worry about speaking in front of groups, or you are at ease in front of an audience, we can help you find fun and (more) enjoyment in public presentations. This masterclass will show you how to remain confident and calm when speaking in front of colleagues or strangers. It will improve your presentation skills and make you more comfortable in many situations.

The better you are in speaking, the more your audience will engage with you and the more your message comes across. People will listen more to what you have to say.

This course doesn’t focus on comedy per se, but our years of giving speeches, hosting and working in the corporate world has given us the tools to focus on how you come across and how can you respond to unexpected situations while remaining confident.

We cover presentational skills in general and then quickly move into individual feedback and your stength and weaknesses. By the end of the session, you will see a change in your skills and your confidence.  After this workshop, you will enjoy speaking in public more. 


  • September 29October 27November 24 and December 1519:00 to 21:30
  • Tickets to this masterclass are available for €65 p.p. including a ticket for Shot of Improv (valid for six months).
Tickets for both programs are available via our website. Gift certificates are available as well. Or contact us directly by emailing Leslie at, or call 020-2170400

Boat Like a Local


Skip the boring, floating tour buses and ride on our smaller, open-air boats.

We attract more interesting people who like our fun, laid-back atmosphere. We go through canals too narrow for the big boys (like the heart of the red light district) and there are no headphones or recorded multi-language tours. Best on warm days, but it's fun in medium weather as well.  Don't be scared on an overcast day.  Just dress warmly.
On board is a Boom host/guide/all around good guy who sets the right tone. He knows the city and is happy to share his knowledge and experiences; the best cruises turn into great conversations. But if you just want to hang around with your friends and enjoy the view that's fine too. Think of the Boom Boat as your friend's boat... Well your jerk friend who charges you money. For information and bookings click here or call 0900 BOOM CHI.  Contact our office at 020 217 0400.   

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Find Us

Boom Chicago Performs at the Rozengracht



Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam



  • 16:00 to showtime
  • Saturdays 15:00 to showtime


  • Book online or call the box office at 0900 BOOM CHICAGO.
  • Phone hours are Mon-Tue 9:30-18:00, Wed-Fri 9:30-20:45, Saturday 15:00-22:30
  • Email questions to


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  • Closest: Street parking in the Jordaan. (€5/hour)
  • Easiest: Park at (Q-Park) Europarking, Marnixstraat 250 (€4,30/hr). Walk through the Texaco station and turn left. Turn right at the light (at the fire station) and walk to Rozengracht 117 (5 min)
  • Cheapest: P+R Bos en Lommer at the Ring A10 Exit S104 (Leeuwendalersweg 23).  Enter past 10am and pay only €1 for 24 hours of parking.  Buy return tram tickets at €5 for two people (90 cents additional for persons 3, 4, and 5) at the blue machines at the garage. Or travel on the tram with your OV chip card.
  • Take tram 14 (towards Central Station) to Marnixstraat (8 stops, 10 minute ride).
  • Check in and check out of all trams or the parking discount does not apply.
  • Take tram 14 (or 7) towards Slotermeer and get off at Bos en Lommerplein.  Last tram 14 from Boom is 12:31am. Night bus 352 runs all night from Boom (via Leidseplein) once an hour Mon-Thurs, and every 30 minutes Fri and Sat.



  • Tram 10, to stop Rozengracht (then 2 min walk)
  • Tram 13, 14, 17 to stop Marnixstraat (then 1 min walk).
  • Tram 7 to stop Elandsgracht (then 5 min walk)
  • Walk up Rozengracht to 117


From Amsterdam Centraal:
  • Take tram 13 or 17 (they only go one direction). Get off at Marnixstraat. (7 min ride).
From Amsterdam Lelylaan:
  • Take tram 17 (towards Centraal Station) to Marnixtraat (15 min ride)
  • Bus 197 (towards Leidseplein)
  • Only one ticket needed and the driver makes (small) change. Use an OV card or €4 cash.
  • Ride to the last stop Marnixtraat (which is strangely two stops past Leidseplein).
  • Walk through/past the Texaco gas station to the traffic light at the fire station. Turn right, cross the canal and walk to Rozengracht 117. (35 minute ride and 5 minute walk)


Park anywhere. This isn't the Leidseplein.