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Excellent cinema

Came here on my first day in amsterdam to see Hereditary. The film was great but the cinema is... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
scott j
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 Aug 2018
“Excellent cinema”
4 Mar 2018
“Cinema with great bar in Amsterdam Oost”
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Roetersstraat 170 | Oost, 1018 WE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Came here on my first day in amsterdam to see Hereditary. The film was great but the cinema is really impressive. It has a cool bar that is cheap and serves good local beers. The cinema is comfy and excellent quality. Loved it.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank scott j
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).

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank L5719SHmikes
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank soehail
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