A restored 1920s movie palace, the Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam is an opulent place to catch the latest flick. Visitors come to experience its sumptuous period interiors and to watch a blockbuster movie or independent film. It’s centrally located on the city’s famous Rembrandtplein square.The Basics
The Tuschinski Theater was commissioned in 1921 by Abraham Icek Tuschinski. Architect Hijman Louis de Jong designed the interior and exterior in a mix of art nouveau and art deco styles. The outside with Gaudi-esque reptile-like pointed buttresses and stained glass panels resembles a mythical fortress, while the interiors are meant to mimic a gilded painting. Richly patterned carpets, globe lights, and elaborate murals have been painstakingly restored to match the original designs.
A glamorous relic of the days when going to the movies was a “best-dressed” event, the theater shows the latest movies daily, ranging from arthouse films to big-ticket movies. It has 19 cinema screens and room for more than 4,000 moviegoers. Many of the screens are housed in a newer building connected to the original.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Visitors can view the lobby for free but must buy a movie ticket to see more of the cinema.
- Many films are shown in English with Dutch subtitles.
- For screening times, visitors should check the movie theater’s website.
The Tuschinski Theater is located near Rembrandtplein in central Amsterdam. It is accessible on foot or by bike from other areas in the city. Additionally, hop-on hop-off tour buses stop nearby at Rembrandtplein.When to Get There
The movie theater is open daily—opening times vary. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, so plan to book in advance for movie showings to avoid disappointment. Visit the Bloemenmarkt in Rembrandtplein
Since 1862 cut flowers, plants and bulbs (including tulips) have been bought and sold at the Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market) at Amsterdam’s Rembrandtplein. Along with stalls selling flowers, find Dutch souvenirs, from wooden clogs to wooden tulips. Bulbs are packed ready for visitors to take home.