Kriterion Amsterdam

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Kriterion – A living room café and cinema in one

Kriterion is my go-to cinema for the latest art house and genre films, mostly first-run programming plus the occasional classic. Every Tuesday at 22:00 there is a sneak preview where you will get to see a surprise, pre-release screening for only €5. Now that’s great bang for your buck!

Those who believe you should go to this cinema only to see movies are wrong: the cinema café is actually very inviting for just an afternoon of board games or some evening drinks. With its quiet corners, comfy sofas and cozy tables, the café suits the needs of every entourage, but flying solo is also very doable here! The cinema and cafe are entirely managed by students who, somehow, are always in great spirits and ready to discuss any movie with a lot of passion.

What you won’t find in Kriterion are Hollywood Blockbusters, buttery popcorn or plastic liter cups of diet coke. What you will find is a great selection of the latest genre films from all over the world, freshly baked cakes, and a warm living room vibe that will keep you there all night.

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Details about this spot



Roetersstraat 170, Amsterdam

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 10:30 - 01:00, Fri 10:30 - 03:00, Sat 12:00 - 03:00, Sun 12:00 - 01:00


Movie ticket: € 10


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)