What is Cinekid?

Cinekid is the worlds largest media festival for children! Read more about our mission and vision here

When is the next Cinekid Festival?

The Cinekid Festival takes place during the autumn break, between 19 and 25 October 2019 in Amsterdam, and between 12 and 27 October in 35 different cities accross the Netherlands.

When is Cinekid on Tour?

Cinekid on Tour can be found at almost 40 locations throughout the Netherlands with films, workshops and media installations. It takes place during the annual autumn break, between 12 and 27 October 2019. Bear in mind: these dates can vary per location. 

How do you deal with corona regulations?

The basic rules that apply to everyone in the Netherlands also apply to visitors of Cinekid Festival.

- If you have cold or flu symptoms, please stay at home.
- Always keep a distance of 1.5 meters. Keeping a distance between adults and children up to 12 years old is not necessary.
- Children aged 13 to 18 do not have to keep a distance from each other, only adults keep 1.5 m distance from them.
- Wash your hands often
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Don't shake hands.

During the Cinekid Festival, the same rules apply as currently in the movie theaters and cinemas, according to the guidelines of the RIVM. They use the protocol of the Dutch Association of Cinemas and Film Theaters (NVBF).

If you want to go to the movies with someone, you can sit next to each other. This rule does not apply to children up to and including the age of 12: they can always sit together. Obviously, their adult supervisors must keep 1.5 meters away from other adults.

- Disinfect your hands before entering the MediaLab, you can find a disinfect pump at the entrance.
- At the mini-MediaLab at the various festival locations, we ask adults to keep a distance and not to touch the installations / workshop parts. You may come in and discover the MediaLab together though.
- Unfortunately, parents cannot join the long workshops (1.5 hours) for which you need a separate ticket, as the space is too small. So you bring and collect your child.
- All surfaces that are frequently touched are cleaned regularly by the Cinekid crew.

How old do you have to be to go to the Cinekid Festival?

Everyone is welcome at Cinekid! We have a fun programme planned for kids aged between 3 and 14. But there are kids of 15 and 16 years old that still enjoy Cinekid. 

When does the ticket sale for the Cinekid Festival start?

Our ticket sale started Thursday October 24. Stay up to date on our programme by checking our website, social media or newsletter. 

Is Cinekid only active during the autumn break?

Definitely not. We have interesting activities in your neighbourhood or school year round. More information on these activities can be found here

What is Cinekid for Professionals?

With its laser focus trained on children’s media, Cinekid for Professionals (CfP) is the essential international industry event for producers, directors, broadcasters, distributors, academics, institutes, funding bodies, journalists, researchers and artists, all working within the children’s sector.

Can I enter the competitions?

You're very welcome to. There are multiple competitions you can partake in. You can do this by going to our entry page

Cinekid Amsterdam

At what times do the doors at the Cinekid Festival open?

Can I still go to the Cinekid Festival with a physical disability?

You can still go to the movie and television showing with a disability. There are a lot of installations you can interact with at the MediaLab. At some installations you need to physically interact, which can be difficult but we’ll do are best to make this possible.

Can I make photos and videos at Cinekid?

You are only allowed to take pictures and record outside of the movie and television screenings. The use of professional film and audio equipment is not allowed.

Where can I ask questions at the festival grounds?

There is an information desk at the Cineplaza, next to the box offices.


Where do I need a ticket for?

You don’t need a ticket to enter the Cinekid Festival. You do need a ticket to visit our films, MediaLab, Masterclasses and the Escaperoom. Select your day of choice and the age of your children or navigate throug our programme via the A-Z button. View the ticket prices here.

Help with tickets

For questions about tickets, contact us by sending an email to tickets@cinekid.nl

How do I get tickets for Cinekid (on Tour)?

Tickets for the festival in Amsterdam go on sale on our website (with discount) on 3 October. During the festival you can buy them at the box office at the festival terrain in Amsterdam.

Tickets for Cinekid on Tour are exclusively available at the participating film theatres. You can find the locations here.

How much is a ticket for Cinekid (on Tour)?

You'll need a ticket per programme or screening. Prices may vary.

Tv- & Film screenings Online Box Office
Child/minder 8,50- 10,-
Pre-schooler workshop child 6,50- 8,-
Pre-schooler workshop minder 2,50- 4,-


MediaLab Online  Box Office
Child 11,- 12,50-
Child till 11.30 8,- 9,50-
Minder 5,- 6,50-
Minder till 11.30 2,50- 4,-
Masterclass (excl. MediaLab) 13,50- 15,-

Ticketprijzen voor Cinekid on Tour zijn te vinden op de website van de samenwerkende theaters.

Is it safe to buy tickets off of somebody else?

We strongly discourage you to buy tickets off a stranger. There is no possibility to check if the tickets are valid.

I haven’t bought my ticket(s) on the website of the event.

We strongly discourage you to buy tickets through unofficial sales channels. Your entry cannot be guaranteed. The official sales channel is the Cinekid website. 

Can I transfer my ticket to somebody else or are they personal?

There are personal tickets for some events, but that is clearly stated on the ticket. Nonpersonal tickets can be transferred to other people. The name on the ticket does not have to be changed (beware: the tickets only valid once).

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to return tickets. Not all tickets are personal, so you can give them to friends or family.

As an adult, can I go into the MediaLab?

Yes, but you can't partake in the activities. The activities at the MediaLab are only for children. Parent can of course help or watch (you can buy a reduced ticket to do this) or take place at the catering island in the MediaLab, so you can still keep a look-out.

How can I get a MediaLab pass?

You receive this pass at the entrance of the MediaLab when you show your ticket. With it you can review all of your activities.

Other questions

Can I work at Cinekid?

Cinekid is always looking for volunteers to help during the festival. Send an email with your name, age and background to vrijwilligers@cinekid.nl.

When there are jobs available, you can find them at our job offers.

Still don't have an answer to your question? Contact us by sending an email to info@cinekid.nl