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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 – July & August

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

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 – ALSO ON SUNDAYS

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!

Come see a hysterical improv show on Wednesdays and each ticket admits up to three students.  (each student needs an ID with date on it) …. Read More

The 7 Deadly Dutch Sins — back in August

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

Improv Upstairs – Experimental Improvisation

every 1st and 3rd wednesday of the month There’s a brand new night of improvisation happening in R2, the upstairs theater at Boom Chicago: Improv Upstairs…. Read More

Upcoming Shows


Food and Drinks at Boom Chicago

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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.



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.
  • Please click here for the menus. (Mazzo has a different menu from August 1)
  • Voor Nederlands klik hier. (Mazzo has a different menu from August 1)
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. nomads



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.


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.



BOOK NOW – GET 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Spend your Holidays at Boom Chicago Enjoy a great evening for your group with one of our… Read More

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

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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

Presentation and Improv Classes

I hate Speaking in front of groups

Improv Master Class


Boom Chicago offers fun and exciting programs for companies, groups and individuals. Using the principals of improvisation, Boom Chicago can help unleash creativity, foster a team spirit and improve presentational skills. The training can be organized in our Amsterdam theater or on location. Most courses last at least two hours.


The presentation skills training will help you feel more comfortable and confident speaking in public. The more you enjoy presenting, the more your audience will listen to what you have to say and the more effective you will be. This training starts with group exercises, then moves on to individual exercises, giving everyone in the group a chance to speak in public, receive feedback, and improve.


This workshop introduces you to the exciting world of improvisation. The goal is to be spontaneous and have fun with the basic principles of improvisation. You will learn about actively listening, "yes and", and living in the moment. We end with performing scenes like Boom Chicago does on stage.  Get ready to laugh! The course is genuinely exhilarating and you will be surprised how funny you and your friends or colleagues are. Contact us for the schedule or to book a private class. Call +31 (0)20 217 0400 or email Classes can be booked for companies and groups at any time.

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.   

Media and Press

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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.