Karel Baracs is The Storyteller of Amsterdam. He has been a Dutch professional storyteller since 1990. His subjects are primarily linked to Amsterdam and Dutch history. His most succesful story ‘Why Tram 8 No Longer Runs’ brings to life his home town during the Nazi occupation (1940-1945) and the persecution of the Jews.  He performs his tales in both Dutch and English for audiences young and old from Amsterdam to London, from Anvers to Budapest. In 2008, he was officially appointed City Storyteller of Amsterdam. For this achievement, he was inducted as a ‘Member in the Order of Orange’ by Queen Beatrix in 2012.




Karel has performed in museums and theaters throughout Europe.


booking information

Please contact Karel directly for information about booking a performance for your organization. Karel@thestorytellerofamsterdam.com

Telephone: 00 31 (0) 6 14 820 820



"This moving theater experience is a demonstrable contribution to the fight against racism and discrimination. I therefore recommend the presentation wholeheartedly for you."

– Eberhard van der Laan, former Mayor of Amsterdam