Friday, 13 April 2012

Tuschinski - mooi oud theater

My favourite building in one of my favourite cities on Earth...

From the Tippin' the Scales blog:
The Amsterdam Tuschinski Theatre is considered one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world. Visitors are very impressed with the thousands of electrical lamps, the marble, the stunning stained glass windows and the exotic objects d’art. The theatre opened its doors in 1921 and is a mix of Art Deco and Amsterdam School styles.

Visitors enter the Tuschinski fairy-tale world on deep-piled carpets. The entrance and the foyer feature stunning decorations, including peacocks, cranes and butterflies. One of the hall’s showpieces is the famous 150 square metre large hand-knotted carpet. Another striking detail is the cupola.

In 1921 this was a huge sensation for the people who came to the theatre. Founder Abraham Tuschinski commissioned top artists to incorporate the various styles he loved in the building. Tuschinski’s dream came true when the theatre opened in 1921. He was of the opinion that every person had a right to relaxation.

Various celebrities have entertained the public on the stage in the main auditorium, including Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker. These days Tuschinski is mainly a cinema.

Pathé Tuschinski, Reguliersbreestraat 26,1017 CN Amsterdam


  1. Oh my god, how completely wonderful!!

    I'm currently house-sitting for friends who are in the Netherlands for the Roadburn festival. Amongst other things!

    1. You would completely adore the place - it is magnificently OTT! Jx

  2. What a lovely and elegant place!!! I have a dream now to wear a huge peacock gown and sipping on many gin and tonics to tour this place.......

    1. It is worth the tour - gin and all! Unfortunately at the moment they're showing "We Bought A Zoo" and "American Pie Reuinion", so not quite a ballgown event... Jx

  3. "one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world" with out doubt and definitely the most beautiful I have seen.

    I highly recommend the tour its amazing just how much there is to see and appreciate.

    Thanks for posting


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