Cinema under the stars

Beginning in July and typically running through to September, a selection of Amsterdam institutions take the world of celluloid outdoors, mixing up film classics with new releases and setting them amongst a backdrop of some of Amsterdam’s top scenic sights. The list further down includes our selection of the city’s best annual open-air cinema offerings. Screenings typically start at sunset, around 21:30 or 22:00.

Open-air screenings

In addition to the festivals below, the independent Ketelhuis cinema traditionally hosts open-air screenings in the park and terrace behind the film hall and in August, look out for al fresco screenings as part of Amsterdam Gay Pride and the Uitmarkt.