Boom Chicago, Amsterdam
Boom Chicago is an English-language comedy club located at Leidseplein.
I went there once with a group of friends and saw their 'Best of Boom Chicago show'.
It's actually really funny and witty performance.
A lot of their skits center around the unique characteristics and customs of the Dutch; like how dangerous it is to cross a street in Amsterdam, how Dutch will just continue to speak English to an American expat who is learning Dutch.
The other parts include among other, comedy news on current events and improvisation of songs and behaviour based on crowd's inputs.
They also serve food and drink during the show - can't really remember what I ate; presumably because I was too busy drinking and laughing :)
Ticket costs around $20 for the 2-hour show.
If you are bored of going to dance clubs and coffee shops :P you can spend a different night at Leidseplein Theatre. The night starts early (at 18:00) and you can have your dinner there.
The ticket per person for Boomchicago Shows are in general 17 Euros. I don't remember whether the drinks were included or not. (I have justified reason: I was in Amsterdam, come oooonn!)
I have been to an improvised show which made everything funnier for the audiance.
The show is in English. The theatre has a capacity of around 300 people. So try to have a seat near the stage (which is dangerous as well because the comedians do not leave you alone he he he).
How to reach there (from their internet site):
By tram: Take number 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 or 10 to the Leidseplein.
R.I.P. Circle Tram 20.
By train: From Amsterdam Centraal Station,
take tram 1, 2 or 5 to the Leidseplein.
After the show, train back to Utrecht frequently until 1:17am.
Then every hour leaving Amsterdam CS at :17 after the hour.
Train back to den Haag and Rotterdam often until 12:43am.
Then every hour leaving Amsterdam CS at :43 after the hour.
Other train times at www.ns.nl
By bike: Bike to the Leidseplein. Lock bike nearby. See show. Replace stolen bike.
By foot: Walk to the Leidseplein. Wipe feet on mat. Clean shoe grooves with sticks. Enter theater.
By car: Park at Q-Park (Tesselschadestraat 1) between the Marriott and Vondelpark. From there, walk to the Leidseplein.
Dress Code: No special dress code. However most of the clubs do not accept people with slippers (of course).
There's a good stand up comedian show on the Leidseplein called Boom Chicago. It's all in English. The late night show on Friday nights are all improvisations and tickets are not expensive!
Very funny! A lot of funny jokes about Amsterdam too.
I had read a lot of reviews of the show of Boom Chicago and figured we would give it a try on our last trip. The show is mostly sketch comedy making fun of uptight Americans and “Dutch philosophy.” There is some audience participation and naturally I got picked. At the time we were there Bush had just been reelected and that was the focus of most of the show. I like political comedy, but that show beat the subject to death. Overall it was just OK. The food was good and we drank a lot of beer. A real plus is that they actually encourage you to pay with a credit card, which we did. Nice to go out and pay later. Not a bad choice if you want to do a planned activity one night and not overly expensive. Tickets run about 20 Euro with a pecial cheap show late night on Fridays.
Dress Code: No special dress code.
Boom Chicago housed in the small Leidsepleintheater (300 seats) brings comedy and funny shows in English.
The audience is seated around tables, and people eat and drink as well.