De Balie

De Balie is Spark's venue for main program on March 28

De Balie is a well-known platform and center for freedom of speech, contemporary art, politics, culture, cinema and media, situated near the Leidseplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Our daily programs consistently bear the mark of a sharp and deeply analytic character. Through talk shows, cinema, art, debates and theatre, De Balie mixes several points of view in a wayward and creative fashion. Our Grand Café is a place to eat, drink, chat and work. De Balie was founded in 1982 and is situated in the previous District Court in the city center near the Leidseplein.

Our programs are primarily in Dutch, but we also have plenty to offer to non-Dutch speaking visitors, like film screenings, and lectures or debates with renowned international speakers.