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Rialto VU

WCA x Rialto VU

A first: Rialto VU is this year's main location and the bustling festival heart of World Cinema Amsterdam. With four spacious state-of-the-art movie theatres, lively bar and restaurant Bar Boele and various interesting programme components, Rialto VU is the place to be from Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 August to experience WCA 2022 to the fullest.

More about Rialto VU?

Rialto VU is a brand new theatre, located in an equally new building on the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, at De Boelelaan 1111. Not only to make a special contribution to the cultural life of the VU Campus, but also for the local residents in Buitenveldert, the Zuidas and Amstelveen, among other places, the arrival of Rialto VU means a great cultural enrichment.

Why at WCA?

Rialto VU wants to offer a platform to new, talented, non-Western and bi-cultural filmmakers. Like World Cinema Amsterdam, we believe that the art of film is an excellent way to bring the audience to introspection, new insights and empathy. At Rialto VU and WCA, connection, meeting, discovery and free exchange of ideas are key.


Rialto VU has good facilities for disabled visitors. The main entrance of the building is at ground level. All halls are accessible via lifts and there is a toilet for the disabled.

Ticket sales

Regular: € 11.50
With discount*: € 8,50
Cineville pass: free
Stadspas action: €1 (click here for more information)

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the WCA performances in De Balie, can be purchased via or at the box office of De Balie. 

* Discount with a valid CJP pass, Stadspas (green dot) and valid Studentenkaart.


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Where is Rialto VU?

Rialto VU is located within the New University Building of VU Amsterdam at De Boelelaan 1111. The theatre is accessible for everyone, not only if you are an employee or student of the university! So don't hesitate to walk in and take a look.

Click here for directions.