film theater KRITERION
Roetersstraat 170 | 1018 WE Amsterdam  |


Kriterion was established on November 6th 1945, when a student group active in the anti-Nazi resistance longed to maintain their independence by setting up a film theatre where students could earn their own living. This way students could graduate without being financially dependent on their parents or the government. The concept has proven to be successful and still exists to this day. 

Given its student background, Kriterion is unsurprisingly known as the cinema that parties. It's also an atmospheric venue for documentary festivals and the best arthouse films in Amsterdam.

The 5th edition of the I AM SURF Film Festival will take place at Kriterion on February 24th 2016. Don't miss out on the fun.