Movies Shot in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cites in Europe, it is full of historical buildings and canals. Often nicknamed the “Venice of the North” it is also a center for many film production companies and a nice place to shoot movies. Find here the best movies in Amsterdam showing how much it’s a special place.

Bad Boys II

One of the most famous movies in Amsterdam created by George Gallo, Marianne Wibberley and Cormac Wibberley, directed by Michael Bay, and starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà, Peter Stormare, Jon Seda, John Salley, Dennis Greene, Henry Rollins, and Theresa Randle.

Movie Plot

Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are police detectives in Miami, chasing the Cuban drug lord Johnny Tapia who flooded Miami with ecstasy, they have a hard time with his gang and also with their colleagues, it is so funny and still, you can enjoy it.

Movie Time: 2 hour and 27 minutes.

Movie Type: Action, Crime and Comedy.

Layer Cake (movies in Amsterdam)

Another one of the movies shot in Amsterdam created by J.J. Connolly, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and starring Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy, Jamie Foreman, Sally Hawkins, and Burn Gorman.

Movie Plot

An unknown drug dealer made a big fortune from selling ecstasy and cocaine, all he wants is to quit smoking and enjoy his fortune but it does not seem easy to do that.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Movie Type: Action, Crime and Drama.

Ocean’s Twelve

It is part of a famous movie series and one of the movies in Amsterdam starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ed Kross, Don Tiffany, David Sontag, Larry Sontag, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, and Mini Anden, it is created by George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson, and Jack Golden Russell, and directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Movie Plot

A bold sequel to the popular movie Ocean 11, and part of a franchise. It follows a group of criminals who try to pull off big heists. In this sequel, the group must return a large sum of money that they stole from a casino tycoon within 2 weeks, or else he’s going to kill them.

The group plans a complicated set of heists in Europe in order to pay back the tycoon. 

Movie Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Movie Type: Crime and Thriller.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Another one of the movies shot in Amsterdam full of comedy and action, the movie created by Tom O’Connor, directed by Patrick Hughes, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung, Richard E. Grant, Rod Hallett, Yuri Kolokolnikov, and Georgie Glen.

Movie Plot

Michael Bryce is one of the best former triple-A protection agents. He’s having a hard time after a failed delivery of an important Japanese client, so he works now as a second-class protection agent. He will do anything to prove his worth, so he accepts Interpol’s offer to protect the international assassin, Darius Kincaid while he was moving from Manchester to the Hague. It sounds like an easy job, but could he do it successfully?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 58 minutes.

Movie Type: Crime, Action and Comedy.

Diamonds Are Forever (movies in Amsterdam)

A 1971 movie and one of the movies in Amsterdam starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Bruce Cabot, Putter Smith, Bruce Glover, Norman Burton, Joseph Fürst, and Bernard Lee, it is created by Richard Maibaum and Tom MankiewiczIan Flemin, and directed by Guy Hamilton.

Movie Plot

In this movie James Bond wants to find out the person behind a diamond smuggling conspiracy in Las Vegas, so he changes his identity and becomes Peter Franks, a diamond smuggler.

James Bond has to uncover the true identity and motives of the perpetrator, while escaping the machinations of two assassins that have been targeting everyone in the smuggling ring.

Movie Time: 2 hours.

Movie Type: Adventure, Action and Thriller.

diamonds are forever


Another one of the movies shot in Amsterdam. It is also shot in many other European places like Denmark, Spain, Belgium, and Italy, the movie is directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Carice van Houten, Brian De Palma, Eriq Ebouaney and Guy Pearce.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a policeman seeking justice for his murdered partner who was killed by a CIA informant. He knows his target is not easy to catch, but it does not prevent him from doing what he believes is the right thing.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 29 minutes.

Movie Type: Crime and Thriller.

Buena Vista Social Club

A documentary movie from the movies shot in Amsterdam about the life of Compay Segundo the legendary Cuban musicians, the movie created and directed by Wim Wenders and starring Wim Wenders, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Octavio Calderon, Joachim Cooder, and Ry Cooder.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a wonderful group of a great Cuban musicians, some of them are over ninety years old. They want to record together a CD and they went to Ry Cooder for this purpose.

In this movie you will listen to a collection of the most beautiful songs you ever heard, the records were done in Havana, Amsterdam and New York City.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Movie Type: Documentary and Music.

Buena Vista Social Club

The Diary of Anne Frank

A biography movie from the movies shot in Amsterdam created by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett and Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens, and starring Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer, Gusti Huber and Lou Jacobi.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a young girl called Anne Frank, and her memoirs about the Nazi-occupation of Netherlands, and how Kraler the shopkeeper saves two Jewish families and hides them from Nazi.

The memoirs are full of everyday drama, and a love story between Anne and Peter Van Daan, and how it makes her sister feel jealous.

Movie Time: 3 hours.

Movie Type: Biography, Drama and Family.

Queen (movies in Amsterdam)

An Indian movie created by Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar and Parveez Sheikh, directed by Vikas Bahl and starring Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Jeffrey Ho, Marco Canadea, Guithob Joseph, Yogendra Tikku, Alka Badola Kaushal and Tripta Lakhanpal.

Movie Plot

Rani is a girl from Delhi, she was raised by a conservative family and could not get a lot of experiences in her life.

Her life turned head over heel when her fiancé ditched her before their wedding, soon she stands up for herself and decide to use her honeymoon trip to travel all over the world. She meets new people and gains great experiences.

Movie Time: 2 hours and 26 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama, Adventure and Comedy.

Girl with a Pearl Earring

A biography movie about a famous painting by Vermeer, called “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. It’s one of the movies in Amsterdam created by Tracy Chevalier and Olivia Hetreed, directed by Peter Webber, and starring Scarlett Johansson, and Colin Firth.

Movie Plot

The plot follows a young and beautiful maid working in a famous painter’s house, who becomes his model and talented assistant.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Movie Type: Drama, Biography and Romance.

Hanan Hikal
Hanan Hikal
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