Is the dress code strict?
Yes, we expect you to turn up according to the dress code. You can find more information here.
How do I get to the location?
De Duif can best be reached by foot, bike or public transport. De Duif is located at Prinsengracht 756 in Amsterdam. Public transport: metro 52 stops at Vijzelgracht, which is a 5 minutes walk. By car: parking is possible at walking distance at the Prins en Keizer parking garage. Alternatively, park your car outside the center and make use of Park + Ride.
Can I eat something at the ball?
Yes, lovely snacks are for sale between 7 and 11 PM.
How much do the drinks and snacks cost?
We charge regular prices, comparable to normal pub prizes.
Is the venue accessable to disabled guests?
Yes. You can find more info here.
Do you provide a guarded wardrobe?
Yes, we do. Please, give a donation in favour of VluchtelingenWerk (see below).
At what time should I turn up?
Doors open at 7 PM. At 7.30 PM you can join a free workshop Fundamentals of the Viennese Waltz. Or turn up no later than 8 PM to avoid missing the opening dance.
I am not a ballroom dancer. Will it still be fun for me?
We think it will. We offer a great location and lovely music. We are sure you will still have a great time. But why not take a few dancing lessons in advance, for example at Ballroomdansen.nl or Dansschool Kluver? Experience teaches that everyone can learn some simple steps in a short time. That will certainly be enough to enjoy yourself on the dance floor.
The ball supports VluchtelingenWerk (Dutch Council for Refugees). How does this work?
During the ball you can have your photograph taken with a splendid backdrop. For this souvenir we charge a 7,50 Euro donation. We invite you to donate more. All donations are in support of VluchtelingenWerk.