Art and culture in De Pijp
The creative energy of Amsterdam’s former Latin Quarter pulls in visitors from across the city. Watch enticing new music talents, enjoy a memorable evening at the theatre, catch a film or take in some incredible architecture on an afternoon stroll. Keep abreast of the neighbourhood’s cultural programme with festivals, screenings, gigs, performances and much more.
Cinetol is a fantastic multifunctional venue with a diverse programme. Firstly, it’s an open-plan workspace kitted out with studios and rehearsal rooms to inspire collaboration between the dozens of creatives, designers and musicians who work there. There’s a small stage that hosts weekly live music from alternative bands and electro-indie pop to jazz and punk acts. You’ll also find regular film and documentary screenings as well as literary events. At the bottom of the building, you can get a bite to eat or a drink at Tolbar which has a beautiful lively terrace.
There’s always something interesting on show at the Rialto. Dominating the skyline of the Ceintuurbaan with its spectacular art deco facade, the movie theatre has been a much-loved venue in the heart of De Pijp since the 1920s. The Cinema spotlights an eclectic mix of foreign-language titles, documentaries and art-house movies. Inside you’ll find three screens as well as a stylish bar. On Mondays, you can watch international movies with English subtitles and in August, the Rialto hosts the festival World Cinema Amsterdam.
The CC Amstel Theatre is one of De Pijp’s key cultural hotspots, priding itself on its community-focused programming and neighbourhood vibe. The venue is dedicated to the performing arts with music, dance and theatre all catered to under one roof. Keep an eye on events in their ‘Language No Problem’ schedule including theatre performances in English as well as workshops, lectures, classes and exhibitions.
Museum De Dageraad
The elaborate brick buildings in the Nieuwe Pijp and Diamantbuurt neighbourhoods provide some beautifully preserved examples of the Amsterdam School style. Head over to De Dageraad to find out about this fascinating form of expressionist architecture with a guided tour around the building in English. The museum is the perfect starting point for a neighbourhood architecture walk. You’ll find many more examples of the rounded brickwork and characteristic facades in De Pijp’s apartment blocks and government buildings.