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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 2nd time we have visited this place, in 2017 & now in April 2018 though weather was alot better than in 2017. You can get access to the Eye using the FREE Ferry which leaves Central Station every 10minutes, worth noting you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessibility via the Buiksloterweg Ferry (free, off Amsterdam Centraal station), is a plus note Fantastic-designed building and film museum not on a grand scale, lack of exhibits though hampered the paid experience but the museum with interactive element made the 10 euro VFM

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was beautiful. The films portrayed were very interesting. The food in the cafe was also very good and the staff were very nice too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a center dedicated to the development and preservation of the film and motion picture heritage in the Netherlands. We took a free ferry ride from the amsterdam central to reach the place. The architecture of the museum is amazing. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the building is super weird, kinda looks like a big 3D headset whatever those are called VR things you know?

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the EYE museum for the first time in 2016, to check out its architecture (designed by the Viennese firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, which also designed the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart), museum and film programmes. It is located opposite Amsterdam Central Station on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for watching a movie. Not a boring place to wait. Everything was clean. the staff was friendly.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We were a group of friends looking to do something over the weekend and the Eye Film museum was a good option. First the view and architecture of the building is super original. As the Jester Just exhibition was on the museum we decided to...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

For various reasons we found ourselves in Amsterdam on a really cold day and went to this great film museum in the harbor. Lunch is in a wide sunny room with great inside views. Either though it is school vacation, the space can handle the...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We went to the Eye to see the Jesper Just exhibition last Sunday (25/02) a friend and I during a weekend in Amsterdam. The exibition was very thought provocking, we followed our visit of the rest of the instutue by a lunch in a cafe....More

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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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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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