Welcome to Puppet Theatre Koos Kneus


After an interlude of months for reasons you will understand, Puppet Theatre Koos Kneus will re-open in the very near future. This, of course, with due observance of the appropriate corona measures. The puppet shows are as usual accompanied by beautiful face painting. It will also be possible again to celebrate a private children’s party outside opening hours.

So keep an eye on our website or send an e-mail to kooskneus@kooskneus.nl for more information.

Koos Kneus (‘Clumsy Jim’) is a cozy puppet theatre in Amsterdam-Oost.

When? Children’s performances take place every Sunday and Wednesday. There are shows aimed at toddlers aged 2 to 4 years and shows for children aged 4 to 8 years. Please check our calendar for show times.

What? The performances last 30 to 40 minutes.

Face paint After and before the shows, a professional face painter will turn all children into beautiful princesses, tigers, pirates or butterflies. There are lots of dress-up sets to wear too.

Food/drink There’s free coffee, tea, lemonade and water. Also, help yourself to our signature speculaasjes!

In Dutch? All performances are conducted in Dutch, but the toddler shows especially are not language-heavy and easy to follow.

Where? Our theatre is located at Iepenplein 40 in Amsterdam-Oost (near metro station Wibautstraat and OLVG-Oost hospital). Find directions here.