Information in English – Het Amsterdamse Bostheater - stralend middelpunt van de zomer

Summer program of the Bostheater

The Amsterdamse Bostheater offers a variety of big stage theatre performances, live concerts and children’s theatre plays. Every season, the Bostheater coproduces a new theatre show with a renowned Dutch theatre company. In 2019, we presented a modern adaptation of The Three Musketeers, a co-production with theatre company De Warme Winkel. This year, we will work together with Toneelgroep Oostpool.

On specific days (these days will be communicated on our website) we provide English subtitles on the screens on stage.  On these evenings, the show is very accessible for our non-Dutch speaking audience. We present more than twenty concerts during the summer season and our music program combines Dutch and international bands and singer-songwriters. All concerts are accessible to a non-Dutch speaking audience.

This open air theatre is a great escape from the busy city centre and just a 15-minute bike ride from Station Amsterdam Zuid. You will find yourself in the middle of a beautiful forest, where you can enjoy performances, live music and cultural events.



Every summer season, we present a great variety of theatre plays for children, starting from the age of two. The greatest thing about theatre for young kids is that it is very visual and vibrant. Kids are encouraged to use their imagination and they don’t need many words to feel the excitement. We present well-known stories, like the fairy-tales Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty as well as other book adaptions like ‘The story of the little mole’.

In the summer, we welcome many internationals who have small children and live in the Amsterdam region. Our program for 2020 will be presented online in March and tickets will be available on our website.

In 2020, we will also coproduce a brand new theatre play together with Amsterdam theatre group Het Kleine Theater. We will present an adaptation of the classic story of Robin Hood. A great story that sets in the forest.



The Bostheater has its our restaurant and it’s possible to dine here before the theatre show starts (reservation is required). As a visitor, you are also allowed to bring your own foods and beverages for a picnic on the stands before the show starts. It’s an old tradition for regular visitors and culture lovers to start the evening off with a picnic. The doors of the open air theatre open at 5:30 pm. You can take a seat, have a drink, enjoy the picnic and – if you want – mingle with other audience-members. It is also possible to order a picnic basket for two. You can have the experience of our lovely picnic-tradition, and you only have to order it online and collect your basket at the bar at the start of the evening.

NOTE: during the concerts it’s not allowed to bring your own food and beverages. On these evenings there are several food trucks and the bar will be open. You can also order picnic baskets in advance.

At our bar, you can always order drinks and small bites.



The address of the Bostheater is: De Duizendmeterweg 7, 1182 DC Amstelveen.

The Bostheater is easy accessibly by car (free parking). Unfortunately, the public transport connection to the theatre is inadequate (it’s a 40 minute walk from the nearest bus stop).

We love to ride bikes! Although the Bostheater seems a bit far away from the habited world (we don’t even have phone or internet reception), it’s actually quite close to the city. A ride from Station Amsterdam Zuid will only take you 15 minutes. From the Amsterdam city centre (Leidseplein) it takes you around 25 minutes. If you don’t have bike, try an OV-fiets from the National Railway. These bikes can be loaned at Station Amsterdam Zuid.

Before loaning an OV-fiets, check the terms and requirements on



We always encourage people to bring friends! Because an evening in the Bostheater, is something you experience together. It’s not only about the show or the theatre play, it’s also about having a good time, enjoying food, being outside in nature and experience it with others. This upcoming season we will also offer group packages for companies. So you can also bring your colleagues, and have some time off from work together.

Maybe you work nearby at the Zuidas, maybe your office is located on the other side of the Netherlands. It doesn’t matter. We like to welcome you at the Bostheater and offer you theatre, concerts, food and a great evening in the middle of the forest.



  • When you want to buy a ticket and it says ‘uitverkocht’ this means that it is sold out.
  • In case of very bad weather performances will be canceled, you will receive an email with a code that allows you to make a reservation for another evening. Concerts will go on in most cases, as well as kids theatre plays, for the latter we usually find another location in the theatre with a roof.
  • It’s possible that during the concerts and performances photo’s, film and audio recordings are being made, and it is also possible that audience will be filmed or recorded. If you are present during a performance or concert, you automatically agree to this. Images, film and other recordings can be published or used in campaigns.

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