Amare is the new house for the arts, education, events and cultural encounter at Spuiplein in The Hague. It’s a brand-new building, with concert halls, a theatre hall, studios, classrooms, rehearsal rooms, catering establishments and much more. Stichting Amare is responsible for the management and programming of the complex, which is also home to the Royal Conservatoire, Residentie Orkest Den Haag and Nederlands Dans Theater. It is a venue of, for and by the city. In addition to the concerts and performances, Amare also fulfils an important role as an event and convention centre.
Programming in Amare
At the heart of the programming is the work of the Nederlands Dans Theater and the Residentie Orkest. Next to this, Amare presents a high-quality program of dance, music, music theatre, circus, cabaret and community art of an international level for a wide audience. The theatre also exuberantly celebrates cultural holidays and festivals with local communities.
The building has four halls offering room for 3,600 visitors. The Danstheater (the theatre hall) is one of the building’s true gems. Part of the seating is on a balcony, so the atmosphere is more intimate than you might expect in a hall with 1300 seats. The Concertzaal is located on the second floor and is Amare’s largest hall. In its “classic” setup, the hall can seat 1500 seated guests. The concert hall is also used as a pop hall with a capacity of no less than 2500 people, for which Amare has entered into a partnership with pop stage PAARD.
Purest sound experience
Each of Amare’s four halls has been placed separately into the building. That way, the sound vibrations remain within each hall, preventing any noise leakage between them. Special provisions, such as acoustic ceilings, panels and curtains, have also been installed in the halls themselves to guarantee the purest sound experience.
In addition to the various halls, the building also contains various study spaces and classrooms for the Royal Conservatoire’s music and dance students, studios for the dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater, and a rehearsal room for the musicians of the Residentie Orkest.
On Amare’s ground floor, a roofed, publicly accessible space runs all the way from Spuiplein to Turfmarkt on the other side. Here, visitors will find the box office ticket counters, the Kunstenplein, and a catering establishment with its own terrace. Beneath the building are a public parking garage and a public bicycle parking facility.
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Amare is located at Spuiplein, in the centre of The Hague. It’s just a 5-minute stroll from The Hague’s main railway station (CS): simply follow Turfmarkt. From The Hague’s Holland Spoor railway station (HS), it’s a 15-minute walk. You can also catch a tram or bus to the Spui, Kalvermarkt/Stadhuis or Centrum stops, to arrive at Amare’s doorstep.
The city centre is easy to reach by public transport. Coming by car anyway? You can find several parking garages in the vicinity of Amare, for example Q-Park Spui, Stadhuis, Turfmarkt, Muzenplein, Stadhuis (limited opening hours!), Veerkaden and Markthof (very limited capacity!). Amare does not operate its own parking garage.