Big Theater Deal Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Toneelgroep Amsterdam invites the international community in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam for 2 theater events: an introduction to Toneelgroep Amsterdam and its program and the play performance The hidden force for international audiences with English surtitles. Free drinks & Indonesian snacks and huge (up to 50%) discount for readers/members of expatsHaarlem.

Two international theater events Toneelgroep Amsterdam

For the first time this year, Toneelgroep Amsterdam is organizing two entertaining and informative programs. 

1) Introduction Event & Free Drink on January 11 at 20:00. 50% discount for readers/members of expatsHaarlem

You will be introduced to the work of Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the play The hidden force (De stille kracht). Although the novel by Louis Couperus was already published in 1900, the themes have remained universal. Toneelgroep Amsterdam´s artistic director Ivo van Hove adapted the novel to the stage in a new thrilling adaptation.

Writer and journalist Bas Heijne will discuss some of the key points of the novel and Louis Couperus’s work in general. The evening will be accompanied by music from the composer of the play, Harry de Wit. Your host will be Hans Smit.

The entire night will be English spoken.

After the program there will be plenty of time to discuss the evening further over a FREE drinks and Indonesian snacks in the foyer. 

The hidden force 

1900, Java with English surtitles on Thurs Feb 4  at 20:00.

Otto van Oudijck governs his province with vigour. He sees himself as the representative of a superior European Culture. He lives for his work, for the colony, which he wants to bring to a higher level. But when Van Oudijck dismisses a local regent for misconduct, mysterious things start to happen in his house and around him.

The hidden force is a visionary novel in which the Western man dominates and controls, but turns out to be unable to get to the core of the East and conquer the culture of the Indies. What is left is a powerless western man in the Indonesian forest.

The hidden force is not only one of the great masterpieces of Dutch literature, it is a world-class book with which Couperus proves he can effortlessly stand next to great contemporaries such as Emile Zola and Marcel Proust.

2) Theater Performance of the play The hidden force with English surtitles on Thurs Feb 4 at 20:00. Big readers/members discount for the combination ticket.


Tickets & info

1)  Introduction to Toneelgroep Amsterdam and its International Program + Free Drinks and Indonesian snacks on Mo 11 Jan at 20:00, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. Ticket price: € 7, 50 instead of € 15 p.p. 50% DISCOUNT FOR READERS/MEMBERS OF EXPATSHAARLEM

2) Combination ticket: Introduction to Toneelgroep Amsterdam and its International Program & Free Drink on Mo 11 jan + Theater Performance of the play The hidden force with English surtitles on Thurs Feb 4 at 20:00, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, € 25 for 2 events instead of € 36 for the play only. HUGE DISCOUNT FOR READERS/MEMBERS OF EXPATSHAARLEM.

A ticket for the Play only in February is not included in the deal. This can be bought at the theater for €  36. We advise you to buy the combination ticket.

Please sign up (to the expatsHaarlem Events and) to the event by sending a mail to and we will mail you the discount code.