The Amsterdam outdoor cinema 2019 season has started. Open air films are more popular every year in Amsterdam. More and more cafés and cinemas offer wide screen films in the open air: streets, squares, parks and city beaches of Amsterdam. For open air cinema in Amsterdam, agreeable weather is a must, if not, watching a movie in the outdoor can turn from a great night into torture. If blankets have not been provided by the organiser, you’d best bring your own.
Bring your own drinks?
Most places in Amsterdam don’t like it when you bring your own food and drinks to an open air film screening, but it’s not likely they will make a fuss. Remember, most Amsterdam film festivals are always free or cheap and many run by the aid of many volunteers and covering costs by selling food and drinks.
Films are usually foreign. If in English, subtitling will be in Dutch. If in other languages, check first if the subtitling is in English or Dutch. Many films at Amsterdam outdoor cinema events tend to be independent art house films or documentaries, in which case subtitling will be in English.
Outdoor Cinema Guide Amsterdam 2019
Films with a view: Every Tuesday
Watch oudoor movies in Amsterdam at Pllek, the large bar and beachy summertime hangout at NDSM. Films with a View is their outdoor cinema festival in Amsterdam that takes place all summer long. Movies are every Tuesday, when the weather is nice. On Monday you can check on their Facebook page if it’s happening.
- Movies start around sunset (21.00 – 22.00)
- You can rent headphones for €5 from 20.30 onwards
- This year’s theme is ‘international cities’.
- Reserve a seat by sending an email to email@example.com.
Outdoor cinema: Pluk de Nacht 14 – 24 August 2019
Pluk de Nacht is the oldest open air cinema in Amsterdam, and it’s still so popular, you really need to arrive at least an hour in advance to get a seat. The outdoor movies are always unreleased films that have never been screened before in The Netherlands. The settings is as beautiful as PLLek, only on this side of the IJ-water, a 10 minute walk from Central Station (walk West along the water). Pluk de nacht open air cinema in Amsterdam runs entirely on volunteers.
- Films start around sunset (21.00 – 22.00)
- Entrance is free. Drinks are available.
- Reserve a seat via the website (€5).
Film in the Park 26 – 30 August 2019
Film in the Park takes place in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark, at VondelCS. Films shown are by new Dutch film makers. Featured are recent movies, short films and feature film debuts.
- Films start between 20.00 and 23.00.
- Reserve your seat by reserving a headphone (€6,20).
World Cinema Open Air, 7 – 10 August 2019
The World Cinema Amsterdam Festival takes place from 15 – 24 august in Rialto and De Balie. At Marie-Heinekenplein (Amsterdam De Pijp) and Vondelpark Open Air Theatre you can also see 6 movies outdoor in Amsterdam. The movies are international films and also with English subtitles if the film is not in English.
- Check website for program.
- Films start around 21.30.
- Food and drinks available.
- Entrance is free.
Amsterdam Rooftop Cinema: Movie Nights, all summer
Rooftop Movie Nights are cinema nights screened at different rooftops in Amsterdam. Base and organisers is the 17th floor of the Ramada Hotel near Rembrandt Park. On screen are popular films like Amélie and The Sixth Sense as well as cartoons, film house movies and sneak preview.