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8 X open air cinemas in Amsterdam that open this summer

19 June 2024
Photo credit: Rooftop Movie Nights © Facebook

What could be more fun, romantic, and cozy than hiding under a warm blanket on a slightly uncomfortable deckchair while watching a great film on a huge white screen with a hundred others? We love the cinema, but what we love even more is watching a film in the open air. Super cozy with friends and the perfect opportunity to snuggle up to your lover or date. That’s why we’ve listed the best open-air cinemas in Amsterdam where you can catch a film this summer. Enjoy the show!

8 Open-Air Cinemas to Visit in Amsterdam

Pllek

PLLEK organizes an open-air cinema every Tuesday evening from May to September (weather permitting). Enjoy classics and new releases with a snack and a drink.
Tt. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam, pllek.nl/films-with-a-view

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Rooftop Movie Nights

Sink into a beanbag or loveseat and enjoy the view over beautiful Amsterdam and, of course, the film. Sometimes, the film is announced in advance, and sometimes, it’s a surprise. Keep an eye on the website for new dates; rooftop films start in June.
Various locations, Amsterdam, rooftopmovienights.com

Movies at H’ART Museum

Perhaps the most romantic open-air cinema in Amsterdam. The courtyard of the H’ART Museum Amsterdam opens for the fourth time for Movies at H’ART (formerly Movies at the Hermitage). During the last two weeks of August, various award-winning films are shown. This event takes place from 7 to 25 August.
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1, Amsterdam, moviesathartmuseum.nl

“Hasta La Vista, Baby!” Movie Nights

Hasta La Vista, Baby!, the Spanish restaurant on the 19th floor of the INNSiDE By Melia Hotel in Amsterdam’s Zuidas, introduces a new concept for summer evenings: Movie Nights. Guests can enjoy timeless film classics with a stunning view of the Amsterdam skyline. For just €19.50 per person, Hasta La Vista, Baby! offers a romantic and/or cozy evening. This includes a welcome cocktail, a bucket of fresh popcorn, and of course, a classic movie to enjoy. The first edition takes place on Monday, June 17, and thereafter there will be a movie night every Sunday and Monday until July 15. With a bit of luck and high enthusiasm, this could be extended. Doors open at 9:00 PM for a bite and a drink, and as soon as the sun sets (around 9:30 PM), the movie starts. Time: 9:00 PM doors open, movie starts around 9:30 PM.

Hasta La Vista, Baby! (Hotel INNSiDE by Meliá Amsterdam), Eduard van Beinumstraat 40, Amsterdam, hastalavista.baby

Pluk de Nacht Film Festival

One of the best open-air cinemas in the summer is Pluk de Nacht at Het Stenen Hoofd on the IJ. Lie in a deckchair and enjoy films that are usually not shown in the Netherlands because they are too small, too crazy, too experimental, or too extravagant. This event takes place from 21 to 31 August.
Het Stenen Hoofd – Westerdoksdijk 1, Amsterdam, plukdenacht.nl

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Pluk de Nacht Film Festival © Facebook

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Sunsets at Eye

Also, between 21 and 25 August, the Eye Museum building will host fine film evenings this summer. During these evenings, films from various Eye programmes will be shown, such as Previously Unreleased, Badlands, Restored & Unseen, and Eye Classics.
IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam, eyefilm.nl

West Beach Film Festival

In September (18 – 22), a new West Beach Film Festival edition is on the horizon. More information about the programme will be announced soon, so watch the website.
President Allendelaan 3, Amsterdam, westbeachfilmfestival.com

Cinetree Bosfest

Watching films under the starry sky in the middle of the forest? You can do that during the new edition of the Cinetree Bosfest in the Amsterdam Forest. On 12 and 13 August, you can go there again.
Bostheater, Amsterdam, bostheater.nl

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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