The Stopera is a building complex in Amsterdam, Netherlands, housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Dutch National Opera and Ballet, the principal opera house in Amsterdam that is home of Dutch National Opera, Dutch National Ballet and Holland Symfonia. The building was designed by Wilhelm Holzbauer and Cees Dam.
The name is an abbreviation of the protest slogan "Stop the Opera" and not a portmanteau of "st"adhuis (Dutch: "city hall") and "opera" as is often claimed. Because the word 'Stopera' was a name for the protests against the building, the theater has never used this name in their communication.
Werner Schott | Jun 10, 2018
Great venue and magical ballet performance. Great location with good facilities making for a memorable evening. In a picturesque setting overlooking the Amstel Canal, the evening lights welcome you into this building with boats docked outside. So Amsterdam. So beautiful.
Laura M | Jul 4, 2018
Super venue, all the seats seem to have good sightlines. Ballet company has a great repertoire, classics but also lots of interesting contemporary pieces.
Dariia Tuzova | Jun 25, 2018
Once you are in Amsterdam, it’s definitely worth to go to ballet. Unforgettable experience, professional dancers and musicians will make the evening amazing.
Tony Familia | Jul 9, 2018
One of our favorite things about Amsterdam. Small city feel with a WORLD CLASS ballet and opera house.
Peter Ytterström | Apr 16, 2018
Amazing stage. A lot of room for the setup. Good communications by tram, bus and Metro. The sound is also really great.
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