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Cinekid Amsterdam

Where does Cinekid Festival take place?

Our main festival location is at Pathé Amsterdam Noord. In addition, Cinekid Festival will take place at more than locations throughout the Netherlands! Find all festival locations at

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 our best to make this possible. You are very welcome to come by and the Cinekid crew is there to support you. 

In addition, children with a visual impairment can also enjoy Cinekid. You can follow everything very clearly via the Earcatch audio description app. And with the new Subcatch app, children who are deaf or hard of hearing don't have to miss a moment of their favorite movie this year. View the offered films here!

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.

Are all films in Dutch or with Dutch subtitles?

Many films are in Dutch. If a film is in another language, there are always Dutch subtitles. This is also stated in the program on the website.

How can I best commute to Cinekid Festival?

With public transport! Find all options for metro, tram, bus and car on


Where do I need a ticket for?

You can buy a ticket for all hall performances, masterclasses, and the MediaLab in Pathé Amsterdam Noord. On the program page, you can filter by day, age and interest! 

Help with tickets

For questions about tickets, ask them in our chat service! Click on the "Cinekid" button at the bottom right of your screen to start a conversation. You can also contact us via 020 - 531 78 90 or via We are available every day during the festival between 9.00 and 18.00. For festival locations outside Amsterdam, it is best to contact the relevant festival location directly.

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

Tickets for the festival will be available online from September 29 through this page. Tickets for locations outside Amsterdam are only available at the participating movie theaters. Go to our overview for this.

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

Activities Pathé Amsterdam Noord


Cinekid film ticket






MediaLab after 16:00 uur


Combiticket Film + MediaLab



Do I have to print my e-ticket?

This differs per theater, so pay attention to what is in your email confirmation!

Is the Stadspas valid?

Of course! With your Stadspas (green dot) you can go to a film show of your choice and the MediaLab at the main location Pathé Amsterdam Noord for 1 euro. Get your Stadspas-ticket via

Is it safe to buy tickets off of somebody else?

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

I did not purchase my ticket(s) through Cinekid's website or on the website of a Cinekid location.

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

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. More information can be found in our general conditions

As an adult, can I go into the MediaLab?

Of course, you can join your child into the MediaLab as an adult, but unfortunately you can't actively partake in the activities. The activities in the MediaLab are specifically designed for children. 

Can I still buy tickets at the box office this year?

This year, it is possible to purchase tickets at our main location Pathé Amsterdam Noord. So feel free to pass by and get your ticket on the spot! 


What is the MediaLab?

The MediaLab is part of the Cinekid festival that is full of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, games, workshops and much more! Here you can experience the latest technology and play the coolest games. Click here for a ticket for the MediaLab of Cinekid Festival 2022.

Do I need a separate ticket for the MediaLab?

Yes! You need a separate ticket for the MediaLab and cannot enter with your movie tickets. These are available online here or at the counter at the festival!

At what time can I visit the MediaLab?

The MediaLab is open every day from 15 to 21 October from 10 AM to 18 PM. What time you want to come is up to you! With your ticket you can enter from 10 AM and  explore the MediaLab until 18 PM.

How long does a visit to the MediaLab take?

A visit to the MediaLab takes an hour on average.

For what age is the MediaLab intended?

The MediaLab is for children from 4 to 14 years old.

As a parent, do I also have to buy a ticket for the MediaLab?

Yes, as a parent or supervisor of a child you must also be in possession of a MediaLab ticket to enter. For this you choose 'Medialab begeleider'.

As a parent, can I also do things in the MediaLab?

Ofcourse! As long as you have a ticket you can do all games, VR, AR and workshops.

My child is sensitive to flashing lights, etc., can I still enter the MediaLab with my child?

The MediaLab is darkened and has many installations with light and sound. However, many of these stimuli are not visible without VR glasses or iPad in hand. Your child can simply enter the MediaLab and you can decide for each part whether it is suitable for your child.

Cinekid Play

What is Cinekid Play?

Cinekid Play is thé streaming service for curious children (and parents). It is a free online platform where films, workshops, tutorials and games can be watched and played. Cinekid Play is available throughout the year as permanent component of Cinekid.

During Cinekid Festival from 15 to 30 Ocotober, you can also play all games and apps selected for a Cinekid Game & App Award at Cinekid Play and watch short films especially selected for Cinekid Festival online! 

Who is Cinekid Play for?

Cinekid Play is for everybody. The platform’s content is most suitable for children between 4 and 12 years old. We use the following age classifications: All ages, 6 years old, 9 years old and 12 years old. 

What is the difference between Cinekid and Cinekid Play?

Cinekid Play is the online element of the Cinekid festival, that is available all year round. Not only does it offer films that you can also see at our Festival, but a lot more!

Do I need to pay for Cinekid Play?

Cinekid Play is completely free! You only need to create a free account to watch and play without limits. 

Cinekid for Professionals

How do I apply for accreditation for Cinekid for Professionals?

More information on different types of accreditation can be found on our accreditation page. Subscribe to our newsletter or keep an eye on our accreditation page to know when you can apply for accreditation for Cinekid for Professionals 2022.

Can I attend the Junior Co-production Market?

The Junior Co-production Market (JCM) pitches and 1-to-1 meetings are accessible only to guests with a suitable Cinekid for Professionals accreditation. More information on different types of accreditations can be found on our accreditation page.

Can I attend the ScreeningClub?

From mid-October 2022 onwards the ScreeningClub will be online again. It is only accessible to guests with a suitable Cinekid for Professionals accreditation. More information on different types of accreditations can be found on our accreditation page.

How do I submit a production to the Cinekid Festival?

From March 2022 onwards, we’ll be accepting entries for Cinekid Festival 2022. The entry form and regulations can be found on our entries page. To stay up to date we advise to keep a close eye on our website or to subscribe to the Cinekid for Professionals newsletter.

Other questions

What is Cinekid?

Cinekid is the world's biggest film and media festival for children! Cinekid is the platform for (international) children's film productions, offers the streaming service Cinekid Play and makes sure that children can explore the digital playground MediaLab. In addition, Cinekid provides workshops and film screenings all year round, throughout the country, specifically for schools.

What is Cinekid's mission/vision?

Cinekid wants to amaze, entertain, connect and contribute to the development of children into independent, conscious and well-thinking global citizens. To achieve this, Cinekid presents, produces, teaches, and communicates with, through, and about film and moving images in a language that reaches children. Read more about Cinekid's mission and vision here.

When is the next Cinekid Festival?

The Cinekid Festival takes place during the school holidays in the fall, between the 13th and 31st of October 2021. In 2021, Cinekid will take place at almost forty different festival locations throughout the Netherlands for the first time. The festival can be online experienced on For €8,- you gain unlimited access to the newest feature ánd short films, exclusive online installations, and workshops for the entire month of October. 

How can I get in touch?

The Cinekid helpdesk can be reached by phone between 9:00 and 17:00 via: 020 531 7890. You can also ask all questions you may have via and via Facebook messenger. We will always try to help you as quickly as possible. 

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. 

Is Cinekid only active during the autumn break?

Definitely not. We have interesting activities in your neighbourhood, school and online all year round. For example, we organise exclusive premieres and offer films, workshops, tutorials and games throughout the year on Cinekid Play. More information on these activities can be found here

What is Cinekid for Professionals?

With its focus on children’s media, Cinekid for Professionals (CfP) is the most important international industry event for producers, directors, broadcasters, distributors, academics, institutes, funding bodies, journalists, researchers and artists, all working within children’s media. This year, CfP will take place from 18 till 21 October 2022.

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

Can I work at Cinekid too?

Cinekid is always looking for volunteers who wish to help out during the festival. Interested? Send an email with your name, age and background to

Vacancies within Cinekid are posted on our vacancies page.

Still don't have an answer to your question? Contact us by sending an email to, ask your question via Facebook messenger or call 020 531 7890. The helpdesk is opened daily between 9.00 and 18.00.