Financially troubled meeting centre, cinema, theatre and café for leftie intellectuals. Famous for its public debates. De Balie is housed in an old district court complex next to a former prison. The colonnade linking the two (1991) bears the motto Homo Sapiens Non Urinat in Ventum (don't pee into the wind). Bizarre.

Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10
Website (Dutch only - and really rather a crap website)