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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 4 days ago

I think it is very fun, that the directors make their own exhibitions here! We saw Scorsese now and before that the Bela Tarr.

Thank LauraD_Bud
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the most interesting sites in Amsterdam.. take a walk up there.. and enjoy the view,..inside and outside

Thank Eelco D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is itself is a fine piece of architecture and the Scorsese exhibition is lovely and well thought-out but keep in mind that you can only pay using your debit card, hard cash is no longer accepted, which is definitely a downside of this...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the building of the Institute is impressive and affords a nice view back onto old Amsterdam, the real highlight here was the Scorsese exhibit. For fans of the director, this was a true treasure trove of letters, films, interviews, etc. I would highly, highly...More

Thank bt_mpls_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to be interested in films for this to be worth it. They had a Martin Scorsese exhibition with his original handwriting no sketches and how they come to life. They also have regular screenings for some of the best world cinema. The cafe...More

Thank Alia'a E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not plan visiting this one but luckily we did! There was the exhibition of Martin Scorsese and it was only 3 euros or so and I don't think it was going to be worth the time if we were not lucky about the...More

Thank dearhekate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is listed on I amsterdam card, but it's not covered with a card - only downstairs permanent exhibition which is free anyway. So we paid an extra 3 euros per person to see Scorsese exhibition while we were there. Nothing special, really, his...More

Thank Tanja V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the EYE Institute in Amsterdam is a perfect way to enjoy the city from a different perspective. The free ferry ride across the river to the Buiksloterweg district, allows you to see a more serene and neighbourly Amsterdam as opposed to the bustling tourist...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Third visit to The Eye and while everything was as good as before with lots of choice of movies, excellent food and service and lots to see - I was a bit disappointed to find that the upper gallery which I had little interest in...More

Thank G51Daniel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First reason to visit is to see excellent movies, but it is also a place where you can enjoy architecture and have a good meal

Thank cojotent
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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!