Participants opening dance

Thank you for participating in the opening dance of the Amsterdamsch Galabal edition 2023! On this page you can find all the information you need.

When and where

The ball takes place on Saturday 25 November 2023 in De Duif on the Prinsengracht 756 in Amsterdam. The ball starts at 7 PM. The opening dance is scheduled at 8.15 PM.

What we offer

  • Free entrance to a unique event in Amsterdam
  • Two free drinks
  • Reimbursement of travel and clothing expenses
  • A special rate for your supporters


Training sessions take place at CanDance Studios, Isolatorweg 28, 1014 AS Amsterdam.

Scheduled sessions:
Saturday 11 November, 1-3 PM
Sunday 12 November, 1-3 PM
Sunday 19 November, 1-3 PM

It is required to attend at least two out of three training sessions. Optionally a fourth session may be planned.

Dress code

Ladies: floor length gown.
Gentlemen: white tie.

If you don’t have the right clothing available, please try to borrow it from someone else. If that is not possible, we will reimburse/pay your rental fee.

  • Ladies will need to present the rental invoice to the organisation of the ball. Maximum reimbursement for ladies: 95 euro’s. Please, mail your invoice to Ladies may also buy a vintage dress (we hope you can wear it again next year…)
  • Gentlemen can rent a white tie (if necessary including shoes) via, located on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. We will pay this directly for you, so no need to present your invoice (other suppliers will not be reimbursed). Please book your fitting appointment as soon as possible! Fitting is possible starting two weeks in advance, so starting Saturday 11 November. Your white tie will be handed out immediately after your fitting.

Time schedule

3.30 PM Arrival at location (please do not arrive any earlier)
4.00 PM Rehearsel before getting dressed
4.30 PM Getting dressed (first floor)
5.15 PM Dance group ready
5.30 PM Dress rehearsal (generale repetitie)
6.00 PM Pause (catering available)
7.00 PM Doors open
8.15 PM Opening dance
You can find the complete ball program here.

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are sold at the location starting 6 PM. Vegatarian/vegan/gluten free available. You will receive tokens for two free drinks. Food is at your own expenses.

Bring your supporters

We are sure your relatives and friends would love to see you you perform the opening dance. And we look forward to meeting them at the ball. So we have introduced a special rate for them. Using code SUPPORTER2023 they can order standard rate tickets with a 10% reduction. Please, let them know! They can order tickets here.


Please consult Niek Koopmeiners if you have any questions. Thank you!