Rialto VU

Besides Rialto De Pijp, Rialto VU is also one of World Cinema Amsterdam's vibrant venues this year. With four spacious state-of-the-art movie theatres, lively catering facility Bar Boele and various interesting programme sections, you can experience the festival to the fullest at Rialto VU.

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.