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EYE Film Institute Netherlands

IJpromenade 1 | Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 589 1400
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EYE Filmmuseum is the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage. On april 5 2012 EYE opened the doors of a futuristic building on the banks of the river IJ right next to Amsterdam's Central station. A free ferry service runs right at the back of the train station and takes you across in less than 3 minutes (24/7).The EYE building was designed by Delugan & Meissl Associated architects from Austria and is freely accessible. It holds 4 screening rooms that showcase a wide variety of films, from historical classics to the latest arthouse premieres. There is a 1200m2 exhibtion space with 4 changing exhibtions every year.There is a large terrace with a spectaculair view over Amsterdam. The bar and restaurant are open 7 days a week from 10.00pm to 01.00am.
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IJpromenade 1 | Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 589 1400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Films in Dutch language feature subtitles, but the visionaries at EYE choose not to show them. I guess that's fine if you speak Dutch, which is not my case. My first visit featured a 'closed for private event' reception. Since I wasn't invited to the...More

Thank BStiller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you're a lover of film this is a place to see. The main exhibit tells the story of how film came to be and grew from there. Very interactive. The temporary exhibit seems to be hit or miss depending on what you like. When...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lunch at the eye was and light. There is a bird's eye view of Amsterdam from across the harbour. You can take the (free) ferry opposite Amsterdam Central Station (takes no longer than 5 minutes) to get to the eye.

Thank Allene A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the trek through Centraal to the free ferry and was very excited to see all the museum had to offer. We used our Iamsterdam cards for free admission and the lady said the new exhibition would open "tonight" - which didn't seem odd until...More

Thank codekiller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to be , have delicious lunch, look att exhibition, and a wondetfull view! I kome back as soon as possible.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of the cinema screen was great. A very big screen with a great sound system. Furthermore, there was plenty of space and the cinema was build in a way that no one could not see anything because of someone sitting in front of...More

Thank NinovDelft
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always appreciate and give my time for then quality exhibitions at the Eye. From William Kentridge to Martin Scorsese, I was enthralled. I am a bit pissed that I had to pay 3 euros on top of my expensive museum card though

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Thank ClaudioFioreMassenz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guy at the counter was really friendly and helpful and! The quality of the film was great! Good experience! Thanks Eye!

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Thank nicholastangerine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another state-of-the-art building located by the bank, clearly displaying the artistic-city vibe of Amsterdam! Great exhibitions & events take place throughout the year, while the restaurant follows the same pattern.Mingle with the locals. It's another nice stop-over on your bike tour!

Thank Mata_Curry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

realy enjoyed this visit, changing exhibit, Scorsese this time. well laid out and fascinating insights, paralleling his life with his film output. I also enjoyed some time in the permanent experience, lots of pieces of film seen in a 3 person screen, also loved the...More

Thank 446leichhardt
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2 September 2016|
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Response from Alison K | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you want to see films or not depending what it showing . We saw the permanent exhibition and that took us an hour or so. We also had afternoon tea on the terrace and then had a look at the immediate... More
Robert L
8 April 2015|
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Response from mnng1222 | Reviewed this property |
The institute and exhibition is free, but you need to buy a ticket to see a film. Enjoy!