Amsterdam is also home to a number of notable film festivals and the seriously stunning EYE Filmmuseum – which doubles up as a museum and exhibition space.

Amsterdam cinemas: language no problem

Dutch cinemas screen nearly all films in their original language with Dutch subtitles. The one exception is animated (children’s) films which are sometimes dubbed over in Dutch. If you want to be sure you’re seeing the English version, look for the abbreviation 'OV' (original version) next to the title of the film. Tickets can be purchased at the cinema itself, but it's a good idea to call in advance to reserve tickets or purchase them online at the smaller cinemas.

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Film festivals

Film festivals are especially in season in summer and autumn in Amsterdam. From July through to September every year, a variety of Amsterdam institutions take the world of celluloid outdoors for a series of open-air cinema events. And come autumn, Amsterdam hosts a huge variety of film festivals including the acclaimed International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Check out our selection of popular Amsterdam cinemas below and catch a flick in Amsterdam!