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upcoming events

Fri 25.09 | 20:00
Mezrab Friday Storytelling: Agora.
Sun 27.09 | 20:15
Mezrab Livestream
Wed 30.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Thu 01.10 | 20:00
The Music Room
Fri 02.10 | 20:00
Mezrab Friday Storytelling: The Jester's Stew
Sat 03.10 | 18:00
Mezrab Comedy Night (Early Show: 18:00)
Sat 03.10 | 20:30
Mezrab Comedy Night (Late Show: 20:30)
Sun 04.10 | 20:00
My True Story Online: The Dark Corners of the Internet
Sun 04.10 | 21:00
Haytham Safia Qu4rtet | Magic Carpet Sessions
Wed 07.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Thu 08.10 | 21:00
Just in Beamer
Fri 09.10 | 20:00
Mezrab Friday Storytelling: Agora.
Tue 13.10 | 20:00
Of Folk and Fae

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Storytelling, concerts, dance and more.


Check the agenda or join the mailinglist.
Entrance to most of our events is free, but donations are very welcome.


Unless otherwise specified, all programmes are spoken in English.



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open mic nights every tuesday
(Suspended during the corona period)
The first, second and third Tuesday are “Open Stage” storytelling nights. Anyone is welcome to tell. If you are ready for a story, of if you want to try new material, or if it’s your first time, send us an email. [mailto: openstage@mezrab.nl]
Every 4th Tuesday we create a home for your mini-stories and all the in-between bits and pieces that don’t quite know where to go … a night for all the stories that usually take place during the breaks and after the show?

what’s up on tuesdays

Tue 13.10 | 20:00
Of Folk and Fae
Tue 10.11 | 20:00
Of Folk and Fae
Tue 08.12 | 20:00
Of Folk and Fae
Tue 12.01 | 20:00
Of Folk and Fae
Tue 09.02 | 20:00
Of Folk and Fae

open mic nights EVERY WEDNESDAY
Every Wednesday we open the stage for beginner storytellers.
Anyone is welcome to tell, purely on a first come first serve basis.
That means: if you are ready for a story, of if you want to try new material, or if it’s your first time, send us an email.
We also leave two spots for the spontaneous.
How do I participate in the open stage? Send a message to openstage@mezrab.nl to reserve a spot.

what’s up on wednesdays

Wed 30.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 07.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 14.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 21.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 28.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 04.11 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 11.11 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 18.11 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 18.11 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 25.11 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night

Thursdays are the nights for music and dance.
(Suspended during the corona period)
Every 2nd Thursday of the month the world of musicians gather at Mezrab for a unique get together. Hosted by the musicians of The Mezrab Collective, and in participation with special guests. And the option to participate for you, the musician, as well.
Balfolk is the night where you get to dance European folk dances, under guidance of a dance instructor and a live band. Every third Thursday.
Every last Thursday we are hosting the Amsterdam Klezmer Band (with guests). (From September till March)

what’s up on thurdays

No Events



Friday nights is for stories in all its different shapes and sizes! All nights will be in English. Have a look at the schedule:


This Friday Night storytelling event in the Mezrab promises to be a dangerously mad one. Stories picked by the Jester of the Mezrab court Raphael Rodan. Free up your Friday for daring stories, angelic singing and a devilish surprise.

second FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: new night

Everything can happen on the second Friday. The Mezrab storytelling night of the unexpected.


Once a month we dedicate the storynight to the art of the true story. Performing will be a selection of storytellers we’ve invited. Host of the night is Rod Ben Zeev.

FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: Agora. the market place.

New season, new night! Welcome to Agora. Agora is a place of gathering, a place of assembly, a place where all aspects of life, whether private or public, are open to be shared and explored. The night has stories, music, and of course, what you bring to the night with your memories and experiences. Host of the night is: Anastasis Sarakatsanos.

On all nights doors open at 19.00, event starts at 20.00. Entrance is free, but donations pay the rent.

what’s up on fridays

comedy, music acts
and dance
(our program during the corona period is limited)


Saturday is for comedy, music acts, national and international.


The night where stand up meets the art of storytelling. Host and curator of the night will be Michael Jäger. Language: English.
Get your ticket here, our seating is limited.

… live music from all over the world

what’s up on saturdays

Sat 03.10 | 20:30
Mezrab Comedy Night (Late Show: 20:30)
Sat 17.10 | 20:00
The Cunnilingus Comedy Show [Vol. 9] w/ La Hager
Sat 24.10 | 21:00
Amazonon | Magic Carpet Sessions
Sat 07.11 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 14.11 | 21:00
AVA Trio + Groove is in the Heart | Magic Carpet Sessions
Sat 05.12 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 19.12 | 20:00
The Cunnilingus Comedy Show
Sat 02.01 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 06.02 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 13.02 | 20:00
The Cunnilingus Comedy Show

on sundays we are going online
every first sunday: my true story online

This is our very special Mezrab Zoom Night. A one hour event where we will connect with each other a lot, enjoy some live music and storytelling in various forms. And you will be a HUGE part of the show as we will be checking in with you a lot. Host of the night is: Rod Ben Zeev. 

every last sunday: The Mezrab live stream

Every week we pick the world’s finest storytellers to tell true, mythical, fabulous and comedic stories. Sometimes there is music, sometimes not 🙂

This show is broadcasted live and you can watch it from all over the world. If you are in Amsterdam, you even can join the event live in the ‘studio’ and see our cameramen successfully subduing tech problems. 


On the second Tuesday we are telling folk tales: Of Folk and Fay is hosted by the wonderful: Sinead O’Brian.


The new film night we call: Just in beamer. Once a month we are showing films – that’s it. What more would we tell you right now – you get the concept. 

what’s up on other days

Thu 01.10 | 20:00
The Music Room
Sun 04.10 | 21:00
Haytham Safia Qu4rtet | Magic Carpet Sessions
Thu 08.10 | 21:00
Just in Beamer
Tue 13.10 | 20:00
Of Folk and Fae
Sun 08.11 | 21:00
Arifa | Magic Carpet Sessions

during the corona period we have to deal with certain restricitons. please contact us about rentals via: info@mezrab.nl


With a capacity of 230 visitors our location is also to hire for events.

It is appropriate for concerts, parties, theme nights, expositions, film nights, presentations, private events, and even marriages. We can provide your event with a bar staff and technical support, like sound- and light engineers. The rent for the location is dependent on the time of day and on your specific needs.

Please note: Mezrab is NOT appropriate for workshops or very small events (up to 50 people).
Further: Mezrab is not free on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, due to our own storytelling and music program.

Please contact: info@mezrab.nl

The hall has a floor area of approximately 10 meters wide and 17 meters deep. It is a long bar present, a PA system, light equipment and a DJ booth. The stage has a dimension of 3 x 6 meters.

The great sound quality of the new Mezrab (the former Café Pakhuis Wilhelmina) is well known.

Furthermore, there are lockers (one euro per box).

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Wifi is present.

2 beamers and 3 screens for multimedia.

Allen & Heath GL 2400 (24 channel mixing console with 4 subgroups).

4 monitors / 2 monitor groups (additional active monitor for 3rd group is present).

Rack effects include: Lexicon MX200, Composer Pro-XL, Multicom, Pro XL, EQs.

Mic’s (Shure) 8 x SM58, 3 x SM57, 5 x PG81 (condensator), 2 x kick, 2 x paired Sennheiser E 614 (condensator)

DI’s 3 x + 2 x Stereo DI (active and passive).

Stands and cords.

Drum set:
Ludwig (22″ bassdrum, 16″ stand tom, 2 x toms)
Pearl 14.5″ snare

Additional hardware:

Guitar amps: Marshall JCM 900 / Vox AC-30.

Bass amp: Ampeg SVT 2 Pro with SVT 4×10 HLF Pro.

Electric piano (88keys) and stand.

Acoustic piano.

Acoustic Guitars.

2 x Technics turntable SL-1210MK5.

2 x Pioneer CDJ 900 CD player – with USB.

1 x Pioneer DJM 700 mixer.

Lightbox: Avolites Pearl / Showtec 16/2.

Showtec Orbit LED RGB moving head (wash).

Eurolite TMH6 Moving head (spot).

2 x Showtec PAR 64 LED RGB.

6 x PAR 56 LED RGB.

8 x Showtex Kanjo LED movingheads.

6 x Scans – Martin Mania SCX 500/600, American DJ.

2 x Eurolite KLS-801 LED.


1 x Sunstrip.

3 x Flower.

Discoball + spot 2 x par 64 separate ‘floors’.

6 x PAR 56 spots SHOWTEC LED.

moveable backline

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