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9 Movies shot in Amsterdam

As an Amsterdam citizen I have always wondered what kind of movies has been shot in this city so I made a little search and watched some of those movies. Here is my list :) Feel free to comment and add your own Amsterdam movies :)

1-Diamonds are forever (1971)

James Bond (as Sean Connery) visits Amsterdam in this movie. Most of the scenes are around Amsterdam canals and Amstel river.


2-Turkish Delight (1973) 

The most watched Dutch movie which tells a love story of an artist and a young woman, starring Rutger Hauer and Monique van de Ven. The story is based on the novel Turks fruit by Jan Wolkers.


3-Soldier of Oranje (1977)

Soldier of Orange, a Dutch film by Paul Verhoeven is considered as one of the best films from The Netherlands ever made, starring Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, who later made fame in Hollywood. The film follows a group of students through the Second World War, showing the choices each one makes.


4-Amsterdamned (1988)

Amsterdamned is a 1988 Dutch horror film directed and written by Dick Maas, and stars Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, and Serge-Henri Valcke. The plot revolves around a serial killer who uses the famed canals of the Dutch capital to murder random people, one of which involves a detective's girlfriend linked to the murders.


5-Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Drama starring Scarlett Johanssen as Griet, the girl painted by famous Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, played by Colin Firth. Johannes Vermeer lived in the Dutch Golden Age (17th century) mostly in the city of Delft, but The girl with a Pearl Earring has some shots in Amsterdam as well.


6-Anne Frank : The Whole Story (2001)

The movie The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.


7-Ocean's Twelve (2004)

George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are out to steal a bond of an old VOC. Seen in the film are the Pulitzer Hotel on Prinsengracht, het Koningsplein, coffee shop De Dampkring, shopping street Kalverstraat, Heiligeweg and Herengracht, as the Amsterdam Tourist Board so kindly points out.


8-Black Book (2006)

2006 Dutch thriller filmco-written and directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, and Halina Reijn. The film, credited as based on several true events and characters, is about a young Jewish woman in the Netherlands who becomes a spy for the resistance during World War II after tragedy befalls her in an encounter with the Nazis.


9-The Fault in Our Stars (2015)

The fault in our stars in a Hollywood drama about 2 teenagers with cancer fall in love. They also travel to Amsterdam, where they visit the Anne Frank House. A crucial scene is shot while the 2 lovers talk and kiss on a canal side bench. The film was a big success in the U.S.A. and many American tourists came to look for the bench in Amsterdam. At one point the bench even went missing and the Amsterdam council had to place a new bench. The bench is at Leidsegracht, a short canal in Amsterdam, it’s not easy to miss.



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