De Krakeling is a theatre specialised in productions targeting audiences aged between 2 and 17 years of age. De Krakeling theatre is located on the Nieuwe Passeerdersstraat, close to the Leidseplein in the centre of Amsterdam.
The Krakeling hosts performances nearly every day, both for schools or other groups, and free audiences. Performances are usually in Dutch.
The Krakeling is situated in a monumental 19th century building, originally built as a gymnastics facility known as the Turngebouw. The Krakeling theatre opened here in 1978, and was the first location specialised in youth theatre in the Netherlands.