EYE Film Institute Netherlands

EYE Film Institute Netherlands

EYE Film Institute Netherlands
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
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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Address
Neighbourhood: Noordelijke IJ-oevers
How to get there
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station • 8 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal • 8 min walk
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  • Girl Takes Mundo
    Manchester, United Kingdom202 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool & Surprisingly Immersive
    The Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam is a cool and surprisingly immersive destination for movie and non movie lovers alike. I found myself very captivated here during my visit. You can easily get here by also catching one of the free ferries across the water.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 5 June 2023
  • Maggie101962
    London, United Kingdom45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful setting worth a visit.
    Set in a modern setting , staff were friendly and informative. We spent a relaxing morning walking through the museum. The Werner Herzog exhibition was immersive , selected films were available to watch in a comfortable setting. Easy to access via a free ferry crossing . The main collection on the lower ground floor was small and interesting. Worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Always in the front
    London, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing 10/10
    I was recommended visiting this museum by a friend to create your own flip book! But, this museum has so much more to offer! Myself and partner were blown away by the interactive exhibitions at this museum! The staff are extremely helpful and friendly! Don’t forget to take part in the quiz at their permanent exhibition and also visit the Werner Herzog – The Ecstatic Truth exhibition while it is still available. Give yourself a few hours to really explore and appreciate all of what the museum has to offer!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • emma
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands130 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok museum, excellent views
    Did a guided tour with my abroad program - we had an excellent guide and I really enjoyed the majority of the museum, though it wasn’t incredibly large or extensive. The cosmic realism exhibit was largely traumatizing … would never voluntarily see that again. The building itself, both from inside and outside, is stunning; the views of the river are incredible. The cafe area looks like a great space to study or hang out with people and I will definitely be seeing a movie in one of the theatres at some point!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 February 2024
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L B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Beautiful view from cafe. Excellent food - not very kid friendly food on menu. Food more of a treat. But highly recommend. Downstairs are 2 rooms which are a great intro to film. Small and simple.
Written 16 February 2024
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emma
Amsterdam, The Netherlands130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Did a guided tour with my abroad program - we had an excellent guide and I really enjoyed the majority of the museum, though it wasn’t incredibly large or extensive. The cosmic realism exhibit was largely traumatizing … would never voluntarily see that again.

The building itself, both from inside and outside, is stunning; the views of the river are incredible. The cafe area looks like a great space to study or hang out with people and I will definitely be seeing a movie in one of the theatres at some point!
Written 3 February 2024
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Scott A
Eastbourne, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I've been to hundreds upon hundreds of museums, all across Europe - and this is hands down the worst, by far. Rude staff. 30 Euros on admission for two. And for what? A couple of rooms. One where you can prance around in front of a green screen or admire a historic camera in a perspex case (and a mobile phone, and a home video recorder, etc.) and one with an exhibition on a 'modern filmmaker'; which was literally half a dozen screens showing inane, pretentious rubbish: a horse's eye, a dog abandoned in a car, a dog in a pond... idiotic nonsense. Utterly insulting. This museum is an affront to not only film but the arts in general.
Written 15 October 2023
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Always in the front
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I was recommended visiting this museum by a friend to create your own flip book!
But, this museum has so much more to offer!

Myself and partner were blown away by the interactive exhibitions at this museum!
The staff are extremely helpful and friendly!

Don’t forget to take part in the quiz at their permanent exhibition and also visit the Werner Herzog – The Ecstatic Truth exhibition while it is still available.

Give yourself a few hours to really explore and appreciate all of what the museum has to offer!
Written 23 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Maggie101962
London, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Set in a modern setting , staff were friendly and informative. We spent a relaxing morning walking through the museum. The Werner Herzog exhibition was immersive , selected films were available to watch in a comfortable setting.
Easy to access via a free ferry crossing .
The main collection on the lower ground floor was small and interesting. Worth a visit.
Written 14 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mkilbey
56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
I cannot believe we paid €30 for this. We should have read the reviews first. The content of the building does not justify the beauty of it. We should have just had a drink in the cafe and taken in the views; the museum itself is absolutely not worth the money in any way.

One cool thing is the €7 flip book you can make, but even that is so poorly made (considering it's a film museum you'd think they'd be able to add a few more pixels).

Absolutely avoid this especially if you're on a budget, if you want to see the building and the area get the free ferry over and then get out of there.
Written 25 July 2023
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THINGS2LIVE4
Rocky River, OH2,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This unique cool modern building houses a free flint museum, theater, bar, and restaurant. I greatly enjoyed coming in and looking around.
Written 15 July 2023
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Emily W
Ottawa, Canada34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Not much to see. We went because it was free with the I Amsterdam City Pass. I would be terribly disappointed if I actually paid for admission. We spent less than 15 minutes looking around. Wouldn’t really recommend.
Written 30 June 2023
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Girl Takes Mundo
Manchester, UK202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Business
The Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam is a cool and surprisingly immersive destination for movie and non movie lovers alike. I found myself very captivated here during my visit. You can easily get here by also catching one of the free ferries across the water.
Written 5 June 2023
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Julia A
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I don’t usually write negative reviews, but this place got us so disappointed and I wish we read the negative comments before we went.

We are film lovers and were eager to visit the place. The building itself is lovely and modern. However, the actual exhibition is very very small and we were in and out in 15mins all confused how little there is to see. All it is is one small room with old cameras and another room of projected movie scenes from unknown non-famous movies. Very expensive for just that one small room so we were quite disappointed in the place.
Written 3 May 2023
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