In the heart of the city, in an ancient canal warehouse, you can find the most characteristic cinema of all: De Uitkijk. It is completely managed by students – from PR to the bar, the film projections and everything else. I almost regret not being a student anymore, as this might just be the best student job to have!
My favourite time to visit this cinema is on Friday nights. At 23:00 the candles are lit and the lights are dimmed for a screening of a fantastic cult movie or modern classic. Just sit back, relax, and let the red curtains and ’20s-style decor take you back in time. After the movie, when you have re-established what year it is and where you are, you can jump right into the Amsterdam nightlife as you are in close proximity to all the bars and clubs.
Small tip: You can choose your own seats in this cinema: If you want to feel like cinema royalty go up a floor to sit on the gorgeous balcony!