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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 3 days ago

This was my second visit to the EYE Film Institute. Reasonable priced entrance and all for a great cause, similar to the British Film Institute. Both times the film installations have been beautiful, thought provoking, mesmerising and well staged. I went in the context of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great combination of culture, food and sunny terrace makes it one of the best places in Amsterdam for me!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a movie, enjoy a drink or a meal. or all three. very easy access from central station. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Lotfi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This realtively new museum has a beautifull architecture. Inside lots of space for the exhibits as well as a nice room for the movies. The view on the harbour is nice as well.

Thank Theo V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If it would be free I wouldn't complain but it is very expensive only to take the small tour. Even after student discount it was quite expensive and we would only spend less than an hour in it, not to mention that we we're there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a very sunny day, in the same building, there is restaurant, cafe, studio, exhibition, and cinema! Very cool place. In the cafe of the ground floor, you can have a wonderful view of the ferry and the other side of Amsterdam.

Thank srsrsunrui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eye is secret. Lots of information. Well presented. Great restaurant with wonderful views at IJ+Central station+Skyline Amsterdam

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

State of the art building in the north side of Amsterdam, which contains 4 cinemas, permanent exhibition about the history of films and cinemas, and lots of original posters. A nice cafe and museum shop is also in it, not to forget the amaizing way...More

Thank Awsan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If looking for something different to do while in Amsterdam, I can recommend the EYE. Take the ferry from the back of the central train station and five minutes later you arrive at a small island where the institute is located. Not only are there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat place to stop and check out. Lots of history pieces and a few theaters that are extremely nice. Would have loved to watch a movie there vs. watching conference presentations. Hoping to come back and visit again outside of a technical...More

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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
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7 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!

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