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Kriterion

Roetersstraat 170 | Oost, 1018 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
623 1708
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Cinema with great bar in Amsterdam Oost

They have a great bar with reasonable prices. Showing cult movies and many documentaries. Tram... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
PaulinevdB1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Really arthouse cinema and bar combination!

This place definitely attracts the creative type; you can see it in the amount of people sporting... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Katie J
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Orlando, Florida
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Roetersstraat 170 | Oost, 1018 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

They have a great bar with reasonable prices. Showing cult movies and many documentaries. Tram stop close by. Runned by volunteers (students).

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This place definitely attracts the creative type; you can see it in the amount of people sporting interesting haircuts and setting up here with their laptops, listening to the live music and/or going to see the arthouse films for about 9 EUR per person (they...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Love this cinema, nice bar, crowd, screen but they have a reeeeealy squeaky door. However, this did lead to a nice moment in Bladerunner when, during a quiet point, Ryan Gosling was looking towards the screen. Right on cue, someone came through the squeaky door...More

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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.

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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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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
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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
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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

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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
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Reviewed 27 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
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The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
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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
...More
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