Opening at cinemas across the world during the summer of 2014, the must see movie ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was filmed at various locations throughout the vibrant city of Amsterdam, many of which are just minutes away from several of our Amsterdam holiday apartments. Whilst visiting the city, why not explore the wonderful sights and attractions that the main characters Hazel & Gus sampled during their trip.
Head to EYE Amsterdam for the Imagine Film Festival to sit in on a blockbuster or independent film. Playing films from genres such as anime, sci-fi, fantasy or thriller this immensely popular festival takes place on 9 – 18 April, 2014 with the horror marathon being held at Pathe Tuschinski.
From modern multiplexes showing all of the latest Hollywood blockbusters to traditional picture houses featuring authentic Dutch films, Amsterdam is bursting with a huge selection of cinemas, all of which are within easy reach of many of our Amsterdam holiday apartments. Several of the cinemas not only offer a memorable night at the movies but are also iconic landmarks within the city and are definitely worthy of a visit.
Book your stay in Amsterdam, and you’ll soon see why Paul Verhoeven became who he is today: an often misunderstood but vastly influential filmmaker who is in many ways, as dubbed offhand by a Seattle Times critic in 1985, a one-man Dutch film industry. If you happen to run into the auteur, be sure to ask him if, by any chance, he used to watch "Saved by the Bell."
Our Amsterdam apartments provide excellent holiday stay, enhanced additionally by local attractions, such as the fantastic EYE Film Institute Netherlands!
The 16th edition of Amsterdam’s exceptional LGBT film festival, known as Roze Filmdagen, opens at the spectacular Eye Film Institute on the 13th of March 2013 and continues for the next eleven days at the equally charismatic Ketelhuis, impressing audiences with a stunning collection of classics from the inspiring world of gay cinema.
Recognised as Amsterdam’s oldest operating cinema and regarded as one of the capital’s most beloved institutions, The Movies provides the ultimate celluloid experience for true film lovers, having endeared audiences with its quality repertoire and charismatic setting for more than a century.
Regarded as one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated cultural events, Amsterdam’s International Documentary Film Festival brings together thousands of devoted fans for an annual spectacle of enriching and uplifting entertainment. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, the world’s largest documentary film festival never fails to mesmerise audiences with its exceptional presentation, diverse repertoire and outstanding quality.
If you fancy a taste of the real new modern Amsterdam displaying a beautiful new style of architecture combined with the sensation of being in a futuristic micro-city within an old city, then you should certainly visit the Amsterdam Arena. Here you will have the chance to do a whole range of fun activities, from watching the Dutch national team or Ajax Amsterdam play football in a stunning stadium, to listen to some great live gigs in the nearby Heineken Music Hall or to simply go to a grandiose mall for shopping or film watching.
Whilst our Amsterdam self-catering holiday apartments are designed with your comfort in mind and usually fitted with televisions and wireless internet, don’t forget to check out Amsterdam’s many entertainment options close by. Our favourite haunt has to be the city’s spectacular Pathé Tuschinski Cinema.