Kriterion 1


Storied Student Cinema


Kriterion has a dramatic history: opened in 1945 by students active in the anti-Nazi resistance, it originally ran as a charitable foundation aiding students with living costs. Its location opposite the University of Amsterdam still attracts the youth, although these days seniors and families also come for the art house screenings and regular film and debate nights. Popular events include the Sneak Preview nights, where customers pay €5 to see an unreleased film (but which one is a surprise).


+31 (0)20 623 1709
Roetersstraat 170
1018 WE

Opening Hours

Monday: 10:30-01:00
Tuesday: 10:30-01:00
Wednesday: 10:30-01:00
Thursday: 10:30-01:00
Friday: 10:30-03:00
Saturday: 10:30-03:00
Sunday: 10:30-01:00