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EYE Film Institute Netherlands: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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IJpromenade 1 | Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oud Noord
+31 20 589 1400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the very instructive exposition about Andrej Tarkovsky, the famous filmmaker. Large space, lots of documentation and information about backgrounds and the making of all his films, illustrated with large parts of these films projected on the wall. When exiting, one overlooks the fabulous...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Very nice and modern space, with a gorgeous restaurant that oversees the river IJ. Interesting collection of technologies from the beginning of film and images in motion. Enriching presentations about the history of Dutch films. Didn’t have the time to see a Dutch nor foreigner...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

We are by no means film experts, but we are very glad we visited this wonderful museum. It is housed in an interesting modern building. The museum recounts the history of film, and does so extremely well, with a lot of informative exhibits, many of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 375randyr
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

Achievable by a free ferry from the Central Station (goes every few minutes). I expected more a movie/film museum but its more cinema (4 cinemas) with a fun exhibition and some interesting facts about movies. I would recommend this for a date or so but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

Do you and your partner just want to have a low-key evening together? This is the perfect place to do it. Combine a meal at the restaurant of the museum with one of the films being shown and you have a package of everything that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019

The permanent exhibition downstairs was listed on several websites as one of the best free things you can do in Amsterdam, but on arrival, it turns out it is no longer free for adults, only for children. Although there were a few interactive elements to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 July 2019

A very modern design building overlooking the river. Easily accessible by a free ferry-boat crossing. We spent most of our time there in the temporary exhibition , William Kentridge. An excellent display and projection of his work! In the gallery downstairs are exhibited a few...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

Interesting temporary exhibition. The permanent collection was smaller than I expected. Although the hospitality could be better. I got quite an annoyed response when I asked for directions to the exhibition. I had to find out for myself that they placed a sticker on my...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

We came here to enjoy the building and the collection of historical parts of the film industry, but we were quite disappointed. The building seems to be more of a location for events than anything else and was hosting a huge event when we visited...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

very nice place Good toilets great seats with nice view. Easy and fun trip with the boat across the railway station

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sixtine D
24 May 2018|
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Response from JuPereira | Reviewed this property |
Complementing: you can go just to the restaurants our to the outside area because the exhibition is in a separate area.
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
7 April 2015|
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Response from culture_analyst | Reviewed this property |
The institute and exhibition is free, but you need to buy a ticket to see a film. Enjoy!