Cinemas in Amsterdam

What's up in Amsterdam's movie theatres?

Heading to the movies and enjoying the latest film is still a popular pastime among Amsterdammers. And they are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeing a movie.

Amsterdam also has a great number of smaller theatres that mainly focus on non-Hollywood productions. The best cinemas are listed here.

Amsterdam's main movie theatres (filmhuizen) and their profile

tuschinski

Theater Tuschinski

A beautiful art-deco movie theatre located near Rembrandtplein. For a chic cinematic experience go to a film in the main auditorium and book one of the love seats. Often used for national premieres of large films.

place Rembrandtplein

eye

EYE Film Institute

The National center of cinematography, located opposite Amsterdam's Centraal Station on the banks of the River IJ.

place Noord

filmhallen

Filmhallen

For better films from Hollywood as award-winning art house and documentary films from Europe and the rest of the world. Screening room 7 is the beautiful art-deco design interior decorations of the original Cinema Parisien (dating back to 1909) which is included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

place Oud-West

de balie

Cinema De Balie

Vibrant cultural centre with bar and restaurant, screening short retrospectives, thematic festivals and special import movies.

place Leidseplein

Cinecenter

For true film lovers and the cultural film connoisseur. Cosy cinema with small screening rooms and a nice bar where you can see a lot of arthouse films.

place Leidseplein

Lab 111

Alternative film house in a fascinating building with a relaxed restaurant. Screening of animation films, unconventional documentaries and films.

place Oud-West

Kriterion

Student-run film house where you can not only watch a movie, but also have a drink or a meal. Wide range of films, from forgotten documentaries to American blockbusters.

place De Plantage

The Movies

Historic art house movie theatre from 1912 with art deco interior, nice restaurant & screening rooms where you can watch mainly arthouse films, documentaries and the better Hollywood productions.

place Jordaan

De Uitkijk

A a cosy little theatre in a historic, distinguished building on the Prinsengracht, where popular but also lesser-known cult films are shown. Run by students and with table service directly to your seats.

place Leidseplein

Rialto

Film theatre from 1921 consisting of 3 auditoriums and a film café. The screening focuses mainly on European and non-Western artistic film productions.

place De Pijp

Melkweg Cinema

For real music lovers. Music films and documentaries are shown on the 1st floor of this multifunctional cultural centre.

place Leidseplein

FC Hyena

Relatively new cinema and restaurant in an old garage. No cinema seats here, but large orange couches. Perfect dinner & movie spot.

place Noord

Pathé Arena

Large and modern cinema, located well outside the city centre of Amsterdam near the Johan Cruijff Stadium. Go there to see large Hollywood productions.

place Zuidoost

Pathé De Munt

Modern cinema complex with large auditoriums, mixing mainstream releases with arty alternatives.

place Rembrandtplein

Pathé City

Former City Theater cinema dating back to 1935. Popular among young people.

place Leidseplein

overview of Amsterdam's main film festivals

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