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Movie night! Our 5 favourite cinemas in Amsterdam

The Movies Amsterdam

(Photo via The Movies)

Even though we love to share the most exciting films and series on Netflix every month, there’s nothing that beats a good old movie night. Fresh popcorn, comfy chairs and no distractions. That’s what we call a good night out. As we’re keen on sharing the best places to eat, sleep and shop in Amsterdam, we’ve also got your back when it comes to cinemas in the city. To turn a cinema visit into a fun night out, we’ve also selected the best restaurants close by so you won’t get hungry during your favourite film scene.

1. Filmhallen

The Filmhallen is the most recent addition to the list of cinema locations in Amsterdam. It’s located in a former tram depot, where you can also find Amsterdam’s amazing indoor food court, restaurants and concept stores. At the cinema location, you can find a perfect combination of blockbusters and art cinema films.

The Filmhallen
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 12
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

De Filmhallen Amsterdam

(Photo via De Filmhallen)

If you’re in for a quick meal, the food court in ‘De Hallen’ is probably not the best place to go. Therefore, we highly recommend restaurant Spaghetteria, where you can enjoy the best (and affordable) fast-meal pasta and spaghetti in town.

Spaghetteria West
Jan Hanzenstraat 32
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Spaghetteria Amsterdam

(Photo via Spaghetteria)

2. The Movies

If you want to travel in time, this is the best place to get soaked into the world of vintage/old school cinema experiences. Because The Movies is officially the oldest cinema in Amsterdam. Designed completely in art deco style including a small restaurant, we are sure you’ll be blown away before the film has even started.

The Movies
Haarlemmerdijk 61
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Movies Amsterdam

(Photo via The Movies)

Since The Movies is located on the Haarlemmerdijk, the food choices are endless. Because you can never go wrong with pizza, you can find the restaurant the Pizzabakkers within walking distance. Pizza not your thing? Surprise yourself and visit our favourite restaurant Primi within biking distance.

Van der Hoopstraat 96
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Primi Amsterdam

(Photo via Facebook Primi)

3. Kriterion

Located opposite one of the biggest university campuses in Amsterdam, Kriterion is certainly a cinema known among the students in town (partly due to its friendly prices). This probably also has something to do with the perfect cosy living room vibes ánd restaurant (with also very friendly prices). Definitely, not for students only.

Roetersstraat 170
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Kriterion Amsterdam

(Screenshot via Instagram Kriterion)

Make sure to take your bike because the best restaurants close to the Kriterion are probably on Beukenplein. Here you’ll find some low-key restaurants, such as Maxwell, Bar Bukowski, Thaicoon, Smokin’ Barrels and loads more. Enough to choose from!

Bar Bukowski
Oosterpark 10
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Bar Bukowski Amsterdam

(Photo via Bar Bukowski)

4. Studio/K

This cultural hotspot in east Amsterdam understands that sometimes it’s best to have everything you need under one roof. Therefore, this isn’t just the place to be for a good film but also to enjoy some dinner and show off your moves on the dancefloor. Make sure to check out their daily offers because they often advertise a meal and film screening for a fixed price. Win – win!

Timorplein 62
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

5. Rialto

Biking along the always chaotic Ceintuurbaan, this beauty always catches our eye. Its neon lights always flashing and drawing you in for a good movie night. Here you can find a good combination of more alternative films and blockbusters. Afterwards, you can enjoy a good glass of wine or coffee with a view of hectic Amsterdam.

Ceintuurbaan 338
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Rialto Amsterdam


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