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EYE Film Institute Netherlands

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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
IJpromenade 1 | Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 589 1400
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

Also to get there is nice. From Central station you have to take a ferry ( for free) and within couple of minutes you are already there. Exhibition is special ( you will love it if you are into old films and history of filming)...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 December 2012

The title says it all. Very nice architecture. Nice building. Nice location. That's about it. Girls working at the ticket counter with bad and arrogant attitudes. I do not get the 'Museum' title the building gets. Nothing in there that makes it a museum in...More

6  Thank R K
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Reviewed yesterday

Great exhibitions, spectacular view on Amstel river from the EYE restaurant (which offer tasty food and good wine and bier), friendly staff, small, but great bookshop on cinema, photography etc. Notice, that you can pay by card only.

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Reviewed yesterday

The EYE Film Museum is one of the most inspiring modern buildings in Amsterdam. It is located at the waterside at the other side of the river IJ, which separates Amsterdam from the old town to the North of Amsterdam. This northern side used to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was surprised with the work of the artist here definitely must visit if you around Amsterdam and here is a free ferry that takes you there.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only went to cafe and shop as didn’t have long. Food was yummy and late was very nice. Lovely mint tea with fresh mint! Views while you eat!

Thank anna s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited EYE for Ryoji Ikeda exhibition; a really interesting set, including the breathtaking exhibit "point of no return". My visit was really pleasant, in total; great architecture, nice coffee-restaurant (although expensive), beautiful terrace, very cozy-friendly-professional personnel (how kind! the first time I got a...More

Thank kalliopi k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

EYE File Institute of Netherlands locates on the opposite side of Centraal Station is a beautiful structure and holds great film displays from time to time. You can travel there by free ferry service at the back of the train station and have wonderful views...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The eye has is a must see in Amsterdam go to all the exhibits and have fun it is great for kids as well and at the cafe/restaurant there is a picturesque view that is stunning

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful movie theaters I know and it is much more than this. You can eat and drink here with a gorgeous view.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building designed by Austrian firm Delugan Meissl host a great collection af film history artifacts. Also got to see an amazing exhibition by Ryoji Ikeda

Thank carmengilvrolijk
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

It‘s nice to wander around in this majectic building! They have one changing exhibition and downstairs the history of films. We liked watching a few short films in the capsule.

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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
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!