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Address: Roetersstraat 170 | Oost, 1018 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Really nice small cinema

Low-key, cozy cinema with great arthouse films! Also a nice bar where you can get drinks and some snacks. Definitely recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Laura F
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Low-key, cozy cinema with great arthouse films! Also a nice bar where you can get drinks and some snacks. Definitely recommended.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Established by a student resistance group in the Second World War, the Kriterion cinema has been exclusively run by students ever since, who handle everything from the film programming, administration, logistics to running the bar. Besides showing a wide range of art-house films, Kriterion boasts a very affordable range of drinks and food is served on specific days and/or during... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I went to Kriterion with my friends to have some drinks! Same drinks cheaper than many other places in Amsterdam! Comfortable atmosphere, nice music, I liked it a lot!!! It must be much better in summer as there are seats outside. Central, close to my library!! I'll definitely go back!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

went here purely for the taco tuesday offer. it was very busy so hard to find seating. people here were lovely and the food was quick. the tacos were beautiful but very small. they were basically just an appetiser and on a tuesday they don't serve any other food so we had to go elsewhere afterwards. would love if there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I have been heading with my freinds to this theater, that it's towards the east-side of the city. The theater shows to have some art movies and their is a cafe, the people here are alternative and the theater is quit 60/70's thats quit nice for me. I like the idea that they are part of Cineville and We republic,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This movie theater in the center of Amsterdam is the best!! It's run by students, no boss or managers involved! They screen great quality movies, mostly art house (yes, those movies are also very nice). You have to order at the bar, you have to wait long for your drink, but you experience the best students of Amsterdam. It' cheaper... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

It's a large space filled with assorted tables, chairs, and a sofa or two near the window. A lot of sunlight (well, for Amsterdam anyway ;-) can be present because of the roof window. Coffee and beer is well priced, and most days you can get toasties for a small amount of money up until 16:00. One of my favorite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Chilled environment to have a beer, coffee, read a book or just hang out! Close to buildings of the University of Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

They have pizza nights. You take you pizza into the cinema and eat it why you watch the movie, with a beer. Kriterion is in an Amsterdam corrner where a lot has changed (huge new university campus) and a lot hasn't. Kriterion reflects different eras. Seventies of the last century mixed with contemporary technology in terms of projection. Good seats... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Kriterion is a small cinema with three theaters ranging from app. 200 seats (ground floor), 85 seats (first floor) and 70 seats (second floor). It's relaxed atmosphere - and adjoining bar - makes for a good viewing. Don't go there for the Hollywood block busters but for everything else - from top documentaries to the worst horror movies ever made... More 

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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