Locations and accessibility

    Discover our festival locations

    IDFA 2022 takes place all over Amsterdam. Below is an overview of all our festival locations and their accessibility information. Look here for all participating Dutch cinemas for IDFA Extended.

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    Locations and accessibility

    Do you have reduced mobility? After you have purchased your tickets, please send an e-mail to service@idfa.nl. Our staff can then reserve a seat for you in the cinema, and if necessary, assist in informing you about the location of your screening(s).

    If you are a support worker visiting the festival with someone in a wheelchair, please purchase your own ticket and then email service@idfa.nl to reserve your seat in the cinema.

    We strive to make our festival locations accessible for visitors who are blind, deaf, or use a wheelchair, but unfortunately, some of our venues still contain access barriers. We welcome any feedback about how we can do better.

    Cinemas & event locations

    Cinema de Vlugt - Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan 125

    • Wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator next to the stairs.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available in the cafe.
    • In the cinema on the first floor, a wheelchair space can be made available upon request. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • There is a disabled parking space in front of the theater.

    De BalieKleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10

    Find here the IDFA program IDFA presented by de Balie, featuring films and extensive talks and debates.

    • Wheelchair accessible. The main entrance of the building has an elevator. All rooms are accessible via stair lifts.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • In the cinemas, wheelchair spaces are available upon request. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • There are no disabled parking spaces nearby.
    • There is no telecoil available.

    DeLaMar TheaterMarnixstraat 402

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • In the cinemas, wheelchair spaces are located in the first tier. There are spaces for an attendant as well. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • Mobility scooters cannot enter the screening room; you can change to a regular chair or use a borrowed wheelchair.
    • There are two toilets for wheelchair users available: one in the Grand Cafe and one in the Red Foyer.
    • Both earbuds and an induction loops are available, although the induction loop is not guaranteed to work with all hearing aids. You can borrow the earbuds and the induction loop at the cloakroom.
    • The street in front of the main entrance is car-free, but exceptions can be made to drop off people with disabilities in front of the theater. The parking garage Q-Park Europarking on the Marnixstraat has two disabled parking spaces.

    EyeIJpromenade 1

    • The entire building is wheelchair accessible. The elevator to get to the reception desk is located to the right of the main entrance stairs. All floors of the building are accessible via elevator.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • Each cinema has two wheelchair spaces available, but they must be reserved in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl. In Cinema 1 the spaces are in the front row. In Cinema 2 they are in the back row.
    • There are toilets for wheelchair users on floors in the basement, on the ground floor, on the first floor, and in the exhibition area.
    • There is an induction loop in all four cinemas. If you require a reception box or neck receiver (depending on the hearing aid you use), this can be obtained from the front desk.
    • There are two disabled parking spaces in the parking garage of the A'DAM Tower; it is recommended to take the exit 'A'DAM Tower' when leaving the parking garage, which has a wheelchair-friendly automatic outside door.

    Frascati - Nes 63

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • Assistance dogs welcome in consultation with location staff.
    • In the theater, wheelchair spaces are available upon request. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available near the cafe.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • There are no disabled parking spaces available nearby.

    Kleine Komedie - Amstel 56-58

    • Not wheelchair accessible due to stairs and narrow doors. However, staff can offer assistance with lifting a wheelchair inside the building.
    • There is no toilet for wheelchair users.
    • There is a space for wheelchair users in the cinema, with room for an attendant as well. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • There is a device for listening support that can be picked up at the cash desk.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome. Please notify venue staff in advance.
    • There is a disabled parking space by Amstel 14.

    Kriterion - Roetersstraat 170.

    • Wheelchair accessible. The K1 cinema, where IDFA screenings take place, is on the ground floor. There are rooms for wheelchairs in the cinema along the aisles.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available on the ground floor.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • There are no disabled parking spaces in the neighborhood.

    Koninklijk Theater CarréAmstel 115-125

    • Wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator to the first floor (Loge foyer) and fourth floor (In de Nok).
    • The Grand Café Carré on the ground floor is accessible to disabled visitors.
    • It is not possible to enter the cinema with a mobility scooter. If you come to the theater with a mobility scooter, you can use a rental walker or wheelchair to get to your seat in the cinema. When the screening is finished, an employee will return the rental walker or wheelchair to your seat so that you can return to your mobility scooter. During the screening, we will park your mobility scooter near the cinema.
    • In the cinema, there are three wheelchair spaces, next to which there is room for one or two attendants. These spaces are downstairs in the Stalles. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available on the ground floor, on the left and right sides.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • Telecoil available (please inquire with theater staff in the cloakroom on the ground floor, deposit: €10). The theater has a telecoil with headphones and a telecoil that you can connect to your own hearing aid.
    • There is disabled parking within 100 meters of the venue.

    Het KetelhuisPazzanistraat 4

    • Wheelchair accessible. The foyer, Cinema 2 and Cinema 3 are located on the ground floor. Cinema 1 is on the first floor and is accessible by wheelchair lift. However, it has a limited size and is unfortunately not accessible for electric wheelchairs.
    • In each Cinema, 1 wheelchair space can be created in the first row. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available on the ground floor, next to the wheelchair lift.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • The Ketelhuis offers listening support via MobileConnect in all cinemas.
    • There is a disabled parking space next to Het Ketelhuis. This space can be entered from the Westergasbrug, then please report to the porter.

    ITA (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam) - Leidseplein 26

    • Wheelchair accessible. Elevators are available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome. Please notify the box office in advance at +31 (0)20 624 23 11.
    • It is not possible to navigate the building in a mobility scooter. If you come to the theater in a mobility scooter, you can use a rental wheelchair from ITA.
    • The Rabozaal is also accessible by elevator, but please allow for extra time to get to the entrance of the Rabozaal. If you enter ITA via the front of the building at Leidseplein, then it's about a 4-minute walk (with an elevator ride) to the entrance of the Rabozaal. If you enter at the Lijnbaansgracht entrance, then it's just an elevator ride up.
    • The rooms have spaces set aside for wheelchair users and attendants.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Special hearing amplification is available in both rooms. You can go to the cloakroom for a device (if you wear a hearing aid) or an earpiece (if you do not have a hearing aid).
    • Please note that on November 13, the accessibility of the main entrance will be impacted by the Sinterklaas parade. Find all info here.

    Pathé de MuntVijzelstraat 15

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • In the cinemas, the following spaces are available for wheelchair users:
      • Cinema 9: 1 wheelchair space in the 3rd row from the top.
      • Cinema 10: 1 wheelchair space in the 3rd row from the top.
      • Cinema 11: 2 wheelchair spaces in the 4th row from the bottom.
      • Cinema 12: 1 wheelchair space in the 4th row from the top
      • Cinema 13: 1 wheelchair space in the 4th row from the top.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • The nearest disabled parking space can be found on the Amstel at number 30.

    Pathé TuschinskiReguliersbreestraat 26

    • Wheelchair accessible (there is an elevator via the Arthouse entrance).
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • In the cinemas, wheelchair places are as follows:
      • Tuschinski 1: there are 4 wheelchair spaces in the back row of the stalls.
      • Tuschinski 2: there are 2 wheelchair spaces in the bottom row.
      • Tuschinski 3: there is 1 wheelchair space in the 5th row from the top.
      • Tuschinski 4: there is 1 wheelchair space in the top row.
      • Tuschinski 5: there is 1 wheelchair space in the second top row.
      • Tuschinski 6: there is 1 wheelchair space in the top in the 4th row from the top.
    • Telecoils are available.
    • The nearest disabled parking space can be found on the Amstel at number 30.

    Podium Mozaïek - Bos en Lommerweg 191

    • Wheelchair accessible. The cinema is located on the first floor and is accessible via an elevator.
    • Accessible spaces in the cinema can be reserved in advance. Please reserve in advance via the chatbox in the lower right corner of IDFA.nl or by emailing service@idfa.nl.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available (please ask staff for key).
    • There is a telecoil available.
    • There is a disabled parking space behind the building.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.

    Rialto De Pijp - Ceintuurbaan 338

    • For accessibility information, please contact the cinema at +31 (0) 20 676 87 00
 or info@rialtofilm.nl

    Rialto VU - De Boelelaan 1111

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • In the cinema, there are two places for wheelchairs in the first row.
    • There is no telecoil available.

    DocLab locations

    Arti et Amicitiae - Rokin 112

    • This location is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchairs.
    • The exhibition rooms upstairs are not accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter; there are two staircases.
    • The cafe on the ground floor can be accessed via wheelchair, but there is no accessible toilet.

    ARTIS-Planetarium - Plantage Kerklaan 591

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Unfortunately, assistance dogs are not allowed in ARTIS.
    • In the Planetarium, staff members can assist visitors in finding a good spot for wheelchair users.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • There are five disabled parking spaces in the ARTIS parking lot.

    Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke GrondNes 45

    • Wheelchair accessible. Everything is on ground level.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • In the cinemas, wheelchair spaces are available upon request. Please reserve in advance via service@idfa.nl.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • There are no disabled parking spaces in the neighbourhood.

    Industry locations

    Felix Meritis - Keizersgracht 324

    • Wheelchair accessible; all rooms are accessible by elevator, except the Koepelzaal, Sterrenzaal, and Shaffy Foyer. The wheelchair access to the building is at the back of the building (Prinsengracht 473). Please inform staff before arrival to ensure a ramp is made available.
    • There are two elevators in Felix Meritis: one in the hallway of the ground floor, and one in the stairwell.
    • To get to Floors 2, 4, 6, 8: use the stairwell elevator.
      • For access to: the hallway to Concertzaal, Restaurant, Zuilenzaal, Teekenzaal, Husly lounge
      • Door size: width 88cm x height 209cm
      • Elevator size: length 150cm x width135cm x height 209cm
      • Max. 1000 kg 13 pers.
    • To get to Floors 1, 3, 5, 7: use the elevator in the hallway of the ground floor.
      • For access to: Restaurant, Concertzaal balcony, Shaffy zaal
      • Door size: width 84cm x height 210cm
      • Elevator size: length 140cm x width 105cm x height 203cm
      • Max. 630 kg 8 pers
    • Wheelchair spaces are available in all rooms that can be reached by elevator.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is downstairs behind the reception.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • There are no disabled parking spaces in the neighborhood.

    ITA (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam) - Leidseplein 26

    • Wheelchair accessible. Elevators are available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome. Please notify the box office in advance at +31 (0)20 624 23 11.
    • It is not possible to navigate the building in a mobility scooter. If you come to the theater in a mobility scooter, you can use into a rental wheelchair from ITA.
    • The Rabozaal is also accessible by elevator, but please allow for extra time to get to the entrance of the Rabozaal. If you enter ITA via the front of the building at Leidseplein, then it's about a 4-minute walk (with an elevator ride) to the entrance of the Rabozaal. If you enter at the Lijnbaansgracht entrance, then it's just an elevator ride up.
    • The rooms have spaces set aside for wheelchair users and attendants.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Special hearing amplification is available in both rooms. You can go to the cloakroom for a device (if you wear a hearing aid) or an earpiece (if you do not have a hearing aid).

    Pathé City - Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 15-19

    • Wheelchair accessible; all floors can be accessed by elevator, but to go to room 1, 2, or 3 a freight elevator must be used with a Pathé employee present.
    • There is space for a wheelchair in every screening room. This space is always in the back row: in room 2 and 3 it is on the side of the back row; in room 4 in the middle of the back row.
    • There are toilets for wheelchair users on the ground floor, second floor, and third floor.
    • There is no telecoil available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • There are two parking spots available on Zieseniskade, 150-200m from the cinema.

    Het Groene Paleis - Rokin 65

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available on the ground floor.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • There are several disabled parking spaces nearby, which can be found here.

    Westerkerk - Prinsengracht 281

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.

    Find the overview of all Industry locations here.

    Festival cafes

    Café Kuyl - Rembrandtplein 26

    • There is a raised threshold between the sidewalk and the entrance of the bar.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • There is a parking garage around the corner (the bank parking). There is also parking on the canal streets around the corner.

    Droog - Staalstraat 7B

    • It's possible for wheelchairs to enter the building, but there is no toilet for wheelchair users available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • The nearest disabled parking space is at Waterlooplein Parking.

    Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke GrondNes 45

    • Wheelchair accessible. Everything is on ground level.
    • A toilet for wheelchair users is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome.
    • There are no disabled parking spaces in the neighbourhood.

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