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Roetersstraat 170 | Oost, 1018 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
623 1708
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Nice theatre in good location

It is very comfortable to watch a movie here. The location is great and the bar gives a very... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Alice Man Kwan C
Brussels, Belgium
via mobile
Really nice small cinema

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

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Laura F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 Mar 2017
“Nice theatre in good location”
7 Dec 2016
“Really nice small cinema”
Roetersstraat 170 | Oost, 1018 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
623 1708
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It is very comfortable to watch a movie here. The location is great and the bar gives a very lively and relaxing ambience. This is indeed a popular theatre for the locals.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
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.

Thank Laura F
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...More

Thank luukvanhuet
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...More

Thank Melikes
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...More

Thank charlievictor11
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...More

Thank Sohail B
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...More

Thank Floor V
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...More

Thank goatroadie2
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.

Thank Stephanie M
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....More

1  Thank Ennea
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
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