De Uitkijk Cinema AmsterdamDutch cinemas screen all movies in their original language version, with Dutch subtitles.
As most of the movies are American or English, you will have a lot to chose from. Cinemas are conveniently located in the city center. Tickets except for the weekend evening, are easily available. You may not enter the screening after the movie started. For the movie schedules check the newspapers. The movies for kids are usually released both ways - subtitled in an original version and dubbed. Additionally, sometimes Dutch movies are released with English subtitles.
Going to the movies in Amsterdam
Every cinema in Amsterdam screens films in their original language with Dutch or English subtitles. There are some 55 movie theatres to choose from, many of which are located around Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Cinemas here can get very busy on the weekends so it’s advisable to book early. Most reservations can be made by phone or online, if not, just pop into the movie theatre prior the showing. Admission prices are around €8, depending on the showing, time and day.
Like any other city, Amsterdam caters for all tastes offering first run cinemas (screening regular films) and art-houses or filmhuizen. With the exception of Uitkijk, every cinema sells popcorn and an array of hot and cold beverages. If you fancy watching an art-house film or cult classic, head for Het Ketelhuis (Westergasfabriek, Harlemmerweg), the Rialto (Ceintuurbaan) the stunning Film Museum (Vondelpark) or The Movies on Haarlemmerdijk, which has its own restaurant. For the ultimate cinematic experience, a must is Tuschinski, a grand Art Deco cinema.
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An old cinema palace conveniently located between the Munt tower and the Rembrandtplein. Built by the immigrant from Poland Abraham Tuschinski, the cinema opened in 1921 and it remains till today with its Art Deco interior one of the most cherished buildings in Amsterdam. Tuschinski has been recently rebuild, a modern annex has been added, the cinema has been modernized, but the character of its old part has been preserved.
Café, bar serving some basic meals and an art house directly behind the big theater on the Leidseplein. Good coffee you and some basic meals which you may take into the screening hall, the whole plate with a fork and knife and you may watch the film keeping it on your lap and eating. Cinecenter is known among the cinema lovers. The bar opens about an hour before the first show.
Cinema De Balie
De Balie is a vibrant with activity cultural center just at the Leidseplein, in front of the Pathé City cinema. You can get good coffee and cold beer in its café, you may follow interesting conferences about the actual cultural and political issues, as well as see artsy theater performances and selected films.
An old multiplex which is going to be rebuild serves temporarily as the outlet of the Filmmuseum, showing art films on selected days of the week. Check the agenda for the schedule because often these are one time screenings.
Film Museum is located in a big villa in Vondelpark. Apart from the real museum it functions as an art house showing old classic movies. Usually runs the whole programs of composed of films of a chosen director, a known movie star or a certain artistic tendency.
Filmcafé Ketelhuis 4
Art house located in the area of the Amsterdam municipal gas installations, now obsolete and turned into a cultural park. Artistic, selective and sometimes erratic programming. Ketelhuis 4 (in English: Boilerhouse 4) screens often Dutch movies and documentaries. Also a café.
Ketelhuis 4, Westergasfabriek, Haarlemmerweg 8-10
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