Housed in a former bathhouse in the centre of Boerhaaveplein Square, this independent community theatre is helmed by English-born actor Michael Manicardi. An honorary Amsterdammer since 1978, Manicardi first fell in love with the Dutch capital while touring the Netherlands with a successful theatre company. “In the 1970s and ’80s, Amsterdam was such a melting pot of European culture just like Paris after the Second World War. It was – and still is – a tremendously creative place,” he begins. Manicardi launched Mike’s Badhuistheater in 1985.