If not because of the location you could consider visiting the Over het IJ Festival because of the famous innovative location-theatre. You will find famous theatre groups as well as starting performers, the latest performing in shipping containers (or perhaps not inside, but on top of, under, in front of, or at whatever place near the container). The other performances take place in unusual locations too, for instance in a taxi.
Just catch the free ferry at the back of the Central Station and you’ll be at the festival grounds within 15 minutes.
Over het IJ Festival, July 4 – 14, 2013
NDSM warf Neveritaweg 61, Amsterdam