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Address TOBACCO Theater:
Nes 75-87, 1012 KD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

You wouldn’t expect it, walking around the small street Nes, the cultural main street of Amsterdam. An impressively high room of 200 m² (over 2000 square feet), constructed of steel and rough white plaster. Industrial, fresh, sturdy and with an obvious love for design and history.

Upon arrival, the first thing you’ll notice is the industrial-style bar and the steel balcony. Thanks to the historical shed roofing, the daylight livens up the theatre. You’re shown a small and sunny glimpse of the rich history of the old tobacco auction house. The room is fitted out with automatical dimmers and a unique lighting system, where the slanted ceilings and the rough white plaster walls are theatrically and beautifully lit.

This secret location in the heart of Amsterdam has been the stage for many amazing theatre dinners, music presentations, congresses, events, loving theatre performances and will now be the stage of the 9th NRRN meeting!

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Tobacco Theater can be easily reached by foot. It is a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Leave the Central Station on the southside and walk past the Beurs of Berlage, a striking building of orange brick on your left, and department store De Bijenkorf towards the Dam Square. The Nes is a side street off the Dam Square, just behind the National Monument. At the entrance of the Nes is a souvenir shop with a big yellow clog outside during shopping hours. Enter this street and follow it; you will find Tobacco Theater left on number 75.


Do you prefer public transport, no problem! From the Central Station (southside-left) you take tram 4, 9, 14, 16 & 24 and get off at stop “Spui” (2nd stop) on the side of the Rokin. Cross the bridge and you will find the Nes on the 2nd street left.


You can reach Tobacco Theater within 20 minutes from the A10. It is possible to enter or exit your car in front of the theatre, but you will have to park your car in one of the multiple large parking garages. Keep in mind that Amsterdam is a very expensive place to park. Costs are between €5 and €6 an hour with a maximum daily rate of €52 to park.

Parkings within 10 minutes walking distance: Parking Centrum Oosterdok (tip: cheapest – €1,50 per 20 minutes and 5 to 24 hours €13); Parking De Bijenkorf (closest); Parking Waterlooplein; Parking Stopera; Parking Nieuwezijds Kolk and Parking The Bank.

A possibility is to ask the help of Tobacco Theater. They offer good value parking tickets for Parking Waterlooplein and The Bank (Amstelstraat 12). These tickets, €20.00 per 24 hours, allow you to park affordably and within 10 minutes’ walk from the theatre. These tickets have to be ordered at least 10 days before the event.