5 Best Cinema Houses to Visit in Amsterdam

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Enjoying a movie is surely a priority for many people during their trips, especially for those visiting the lively city of Amsterdam. In fact, the numerous cinema houses in the city are worthwhile to check out at least once during Amsterdam tours. The city has several movie theatres that exhibit a range of films from world classics to Hollywood blockbusters. Movie lovers will definitely find these cinema houses a rarity in their designs, movies screened, and various facilities. Described below are the five best cinema houses to visit in Amsterdam.


Cinecenter is a modern cinema house located near to the Leidseplein square in Amsterdam. Designed in retro style, this movie theatre exhibits a wide range of arthouse films from around the world. It has six screens that allow projecting six different films at the same time. The theatre has a bar area that visitors can access before or after the screening. The ticket charges are normally €9.50 but that can vary, especially for weekday matinee shows.

The Movies

Opened in 1912, The Movies is currently the oldest running cinema house in Amsterdam. It screens mainly art house films on its four screens and is an excellent place for cinephiles. The Movies offers a completely different experience of movie watching due to its charming old interiors and exteriors. The restaurant and bar inside offer an array of different food and drinks making it ideal for visitors to combine it with a movie.

Pathe Tuschinski

Pathe Tuschinski is Amsterdam’s most distinctive cinema houses due to its art deco inspired designs. Built in 1921, the theatre is an architectural wonder with sumptuous interiors that offers an exciting and unique movie watching experience. Its six screens exhibit a range of films from Hollywood blockbusters to 3D films. Inside the cinema house, there are love seats and private boxes among its 740 seats that allow private movie viewing.

De Filmhallen

De Filmahallen is a majestic cinema hall having nine screens that project a range of films from documentaries and children’s films to Hollywood blockbusters. The Parisienzaal is a major highlight of this cinema hall and exhibits mainly restored classics of world cinema and rare movies. The cinema has restaurants named De Foodhallen and Halte3 that allows one to enjoy food and drinks while watching the movie.

Rialto Theater

The Rialto is another perfect place to enjoy independent films from around the world. The theatre exhibits many of the classic films from various nations twice a week. Besides, the restaurant and bar located inside allow the visitors to enjoy various culinary delights and drinks while watching the movie.