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Cinemas & film in Amsterdam

With a thriving film festival scene and a wealth of both mainstream and independent cinemas, Amsterdam is truly a city of film.

Cool Amsterdam cinemas, festivals and more...

With the city’s enchanting atmosphere and winding canals, it’s perhaps not surprising that Amsterdam has made a beautiful backdrop for many a film. And if you’re in the city for a longer period of time, check out the Cineville Card: the ideal way to get your fill of movies at independent cinemas across the city.

 

Explore Amsterdam's film & cinema scene

Cinemas in Amsterdam

A trip to the movies is extra special in Amsterdam. The city has some of the quirkiest independent film houses in Europe, showing both mainstream and ...

Open-air cinema

Summer in the city can be a confusing time for movie lovers. It’s traditionally the time when Hollywood releases the summer blockbusters but it can be...

Amsterdam Film festivals

Rejoice in the wealth of film festivals in Amsterdam. From mainstream to independent, from major international events like IDFA through to niche festi...

Iconic cinemas in Amsterdam

Pathé Tuschinski

Situated a stone’s throw from the Rembrandtplein in the city centre is arguably Amsterdam’s - and perhaps the world’s - most stunn...

De Uitkijk

De Uitkijk cinema is the oldest art house film theatre in continuous use in the Netherlands. It was founded by a group of dedicate...

EYE Filmmuseum

Although only opened in spring 2012, the building of the EYE is already one of Amsterdam’s modern icons. Situated on the northern ...

The Movies Amsterdam

The Movies is the oldest functioning cinema in Amsterdam and is an institution in the city. With a history dating as far back as 1...

Rialto Film Theatre

Amsterdam's Rialto Theatre is one of the leading independent cinemas, specialising in acclaimed world cinema and unique European a...

Kriterion

A cinema steeped in history, Kriterion began life as a student association involved in hiding and saving many Jews from Nazi perse...