• Opening Reception at NYFA Amsterdam with Matthew Modine


    In an ongoing effort to expand its international outreach, the New York Film Academy held its Official Opening Reception at the New York Film Academy Amsterdam location with Guest of Honor, Matthew Modine. The Golden-Globe Winning actor, who starred in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, introduced a highlight reel of his acting and directing work over the years and followed the screening with a Q&A session along with NYFA Senior Executive Vice President, David Klein.

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    Also in attendance were NYFA Amsterdam Director Devin Crowley, Dutch Consul General in New York Rob de Vos, and Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren.

    Located in the heart of Amsterdam on Damrak Street, the NYFA Café combines the unique atmosphere of both past and present New York, and is equally attractive for both locals and tourists. Considered among the Top 100 of Dutch UNESCO monuments, the building, known as the Beurs van Berlage, will soon be the home of NYFA’s world-renowned, hands-on visual and performing arts programs. Starting in May 2016, New York Film Academy Amsterdam will offer both short-term Filmmaking and Acting Workshops.

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    Similar to its other locations in Europe, Amsterdam offers the perfect backdrop for aspiring actors and filmmakers. Students will be able to shoot scenes along historic quaint canals in the old center, or use Amsterdam’s modern architecture and parks for more contemporary settings.

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    If you’re interested in learning more about the New York Film Academy’s Amsterdam Workshops, please visit:

    If you’d like to learn more about the café and its upcoming events, please visit:


    March 30, 2016 • Acting • Views: 4512

  • New York Film Academy Café Opens in Amsterdam


    Bringing an authentic combination of both the past and present features of New York City, the New York Film Academy Café in Amsterdam allows you to immerse yourself into a lively atmosphere that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. The cosmopolitan hangout offers a place for everyone, from business to leisure and local to tourists. So, if you’re looking for that New York feel in Amsterdam, you’ll definitely want to check out the New York Film Academy Café, which is open every day from dusk until dawn.

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    “The New York Film Academy is thrilled to be part of the wonderful restoration of this landmark building,” says NYFA Senior Executive Vice President, David Klein. “The New York Film Academy Café in the historic Beurs van Berlage is a wonderful place for the people of Amsterdam and tourists, alike, to gather for great food and spirits. The new café is also a wonderful opportunity to introduce the city to the New York Film Academy‘s fine arts courses. Just beneath the café, we have some terrific classroom space and, in the very near future, we will be holding our world-renowned, hands-on workshops in filmmaking, acting for film and other subjects.”

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    NYFA Sr. Executive Vice President, David Klein toasting to the NYFA Café Grand Opening

    The Beurs van Berlage is a Dutch national monument, located at the Damrak and Beursplein, the tourist gateway to Amsterdam. The Beurs van Berlage is among the Top 100 of Dutch UNESCO monuments. The architecture of the Beurs van Berlage, designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage, has a story of its own.

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    On December 16th, 2015, the NYFA Café held a launch party with Mr. Klein, which wound up being a wonderfully successful night, introducing the neighborhood to the new destination.
    “It was a great night, and a terrific party to launch the café,” recalled Klein. “We plan to hold many cultural events in this great space. Seeing it now in all its restored glory, it’s hard to believe it was left empty for so long.”
    For more information or a look at the menu, please visit the official website at

    January 28, 2016 • Community Highlights, Road Show • Views: 6349