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10 x open air cinemas to watch a movie this summer with your lover

25 August 2023
Photo credit: Rooftop Movie Nights © Facebook

watch a movie at these amazing open air cinemas

What’s more fun and romantic than hiding under a warm blanket on an uncomfortable beach chair while watching a cool movie on a huge white canvas with hundreds of others? Team Yourlbb loves good movies, that’s why we have selected our favourite ones in this Movie Guide. But the thing we love the most is watching a movie in the open air. Nice with friends and the perfect occasion to snuggle next to your lover or date ;-) That’s why we put the nicest open air cinemas in Amsterdam in one list where you can watch a movie this summer. Have fun!

10 x open air cinemas to go to with your love

Rooftop Movie Nights – Take a seat in a beanbag or loveseat and enjoy the amazing view over Amsterdam and of course the movie. Sometimes a movie is announced, sometimes it’s a surprise ;-)
Date: From Thursday till Sunday – till the end of September. Only when it’s dry
Location: Floor 17
Price: Tickets from €12,50.
More info: Check the website

Sunscreenings – Once in a week the city beach of Pllek transforms into an open air cinema. On the website you can choose which movie you would like to see, the movie with the most votes ‘wins’.
Date: On Tuesdays in August with good weather
Location: City beach of Pllek
Price: €5 to rent the headphones that you need for the movie
More info: Check de Facebook page


World Cinema Open Air – a film festival focused on the daily life in Latin America, Asia and Africa made by young film directors.
: August 12 and 26
Location: Three locations: Vondelpark Openluchttheater, the Marie Heinekenplein or in the garden of KIT.
Price: free, but you can give a donation
More infoCheck the website

Pluk de Nacht – One of the nicest open air cinemas in the Pluk de Nacht at the Stenen Hoofd at the IJ. Get comfy in the beach chair and enjoy movies that you usually can’t see in the Netherlands because they are too small, crazy, too experimental or too extravagant.
: August 16 till 26
Location: Stenen Hoofd at the IJ
Price: free, but you can make a reservation for a beach chair for a small donation
More infoCheck the website

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Cineville Zomertour – the open air cinema of Cineville strikes down in Amsterdam West, in the garden of the farm Ons Genoegen.
Date: August 17, 24, 31 and September 7
Location: Ons Genoegen
Price: free
More infoCheck the website

Bijlmerbios – Watch a movie in the open air at Metro Station Kraaiennest while line 53 will drive past you. How cool is that?!
: August 25, 26 and 27
Location: Metrostation Kraaienest
Price: free
More infoCheck the Facebook page

Cineblend Open Air – In collaboration with the Eye, you can watch movies from the archive that are guides by musicians and artists from the countries and cultures of the film. On September 12 Africa will be in the spotlight.
Date: September 12
Location: Tolhuistuin
Price: €9,50
More infoCheck the Facebook page

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Film in the Park – Also in the Vondelpark you can watch a movie in the open air; Dark Blood and four short animations.
Date: August 31 and September 1
Location: VondelCS
Price: free
More infoCheck the Facebook page

On the Roof Filmfestival – For four nights, the roof of the VU is changing in an open air cinema. The theme of this year is sustainability. There are talks, music, snacks and drinks!
: September 5 till 8
Location: Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105
Price: students and members of the VU association €7,00, employees of the VU €9,50, all the other visitors €12,50
More infoCheck the website

West Beach Filmfestival – The 14th edition of the West Beach Film Festival is here. Enjoy the best movies for 10 days straight that are shown on the water.
: September 14 till 24
Location: Sloterplas
Price: free
More infoCheck the Facebook page

What are your favourite open air cinemas in Amsterdam to watch a movie?

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
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 locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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

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