A cinema more or less specialized in gay movies (and we don’t mean skin flicks!) cannot be found in Amsterdam. But we do have a yearly Gay and Lesbian Filmfestival in Amsterdam, “Roze Filmdagen” (pink filmdays). Check out their site:

You can buy gay films at bookstore Vrolijk (Paleisstraat 135, tel. 623.51.42) and at sexshops like The Bronx (Kerkstraat 53-55).

At the IHLIA/Homodok (the gay and lesbian archives), they have lots of information about lesbian films. Visit the Homodok, which is located in the Public Library: Oosterdokskade 143, 6th floor. Or their website.

For sex films: see the Map of Gay Sex Cinemas & Sex Shops in Amsterdam


All regular cinemas in Amsterdam show most movies in their original language with Dutch subtitles.

If you are a cinema lover in general, there are some cinemas you should visit:

Eye Filminstituut

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Eye Filminstituut 52.384427, 4.900610 Eye FilminstituutFormerly the Filmmuseum in the Vondelpark, the museum now has a spectactular white building along the IJ bank, behind the Central Station (take the free ferry to Buiksloterweg to get there).Address: IJpromenade 1Open: Every dayWebsite:

1. The brandnew Amsterdam Film museum Eye (IJpromenade 1) (across the IJ, at the back of the Central Station).

Pathé Tuschinski

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Pathé Tuschinski 52.366546, 4.894634 Pathé TuschinskiWithout a doubt, Amsterdam\'s (and probably Holland\'s) most beautiful cinema - in lush Art Deco style. National movie premieres, with red carpets, celebrities and paperazzi are held here!Address: Reguliersbreestraat 26Website:

2. The beautiful Art Nouveau style Tuschinski theatre (Reguliersbreestraat 26-34 )

Pathé De Munt

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Pathé De Munt 52.366527, 4.893454 Pathé de Munt Cinema that has a gay night every first Wednesday of the month (9pm). Free welcome drinks if you come a bit earlier. Address: Vijzelstraat 15 Website: (page partly in Dutch, partly in English)

3. Tip: Cinema Pathé De Munt has a gay evening every first Wednesday of the month, starting 9pm – with free welcome drink! (See their website)

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