This arty movie theatre in Rotterdam shows lots of movies for kids and also has a stage for live Jazz music.

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Cultural cinema in Rotterdam

LantarenVenster is a small art cinema and theatre at Wilhelminapier in the south of Rotterdam close to Hotel New York and the New Luxor Theatre. The movie theatre contains five small screens, where non-commercial films from the alternative circuit can be watched. Furthermore, LantarenVenster has an intimate theatre with a focus on Jazz music, which makes this theater a hotspot during the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam.

Movie Agenda LantarenVenster Rotterdam

LantarenVenster’s programme includes new releases of art movies, mainly European and Asian. All movies are carefully selected and give insight in new worlds. There are expirimental movies, movies with new talents and amateur movies. In addition to the new releases you can watch film classics and documentaries at LantarenVenster. One thing is for sure: you won’t find any Hollywood blockbusters here! That is why LantarenVenster is the epicentre of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

Children’s films at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam

LantarenVenster shows a special and inspiring programme for kids, that usually doesn’t include the Disney movies that you could watch in any other cinema in Rotterdam. These family movies are shown on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, even daily during school holidays. Every monday evening you can enjoy a sneak preview in LantarenVenster and watch a movie that hasn’t been released yet.

Cinema Café/restaurant LantarenVenster

Before or after the movie, LantarenVenster offers the opportunity to have a drink or a bite at their restaurant. On warm days you can sit outside at the terrace along the river. Every last Sunday a special movie and breakfast package deal is available as well.


Q How can I get to LantarenVenster by public transport?

The LantarenVenster cinema is located on Wilhelminapier at Otto Reuchlinweg 996 near the Erasmus Bridge, on the ground floor of the New Orleans skyscraper. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro(stop Wilhelminaplein) or tram 20 or 25 and walk from there. Travel in style by Watertaxi, which stops just in front of Hotel New York.

Q Is there a parking close to LantarenVenster?

Pay to park your car in the World Port Center parking, in the Q-Park underneath the Maas Tower , or in the surrounding streets. You can also get there by crossing the brand new Rijnhavenbrug pedestrian bridge from Katendrecht, the peninsula where museum steamer ss Rotterdam is moored.