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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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We go here quite often to watch films or even to the cafe but this was the first time I entered their exposition area and boy, was I surprised and impressed. I had family visiting and they are film buffs so naturally, this was the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have spend more time at Eye bar and restaurant and have not gone though complete film institute details.I give 5* rating to FnB and services at this eye bar and the place has superb view to watch the ocean and it was great to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is overall a great place to take a look at film history and see some interesting exhibitions and installations, but I felt is overpriced for why it actually is, the “museum” area is very short and a lot details are missing, I would’ve wanted...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this museum to ask a few questions of their current exhibition as a saw on internet they had a free area in the basement that guests could go and see it for free. I entered the site and greeted the people working...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The venue is fairly new with a great view of the Ijssel river, the historical center and central station. It houses a wealth of cinema history and provides a giant screen for cultural and classic films. I would recommend 2001: a space oddyssey if you...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Go inside or outside, there's a nice view on the river. You can drink and eat there, the prices are average. Service is fine and the atmosphere is relaxed. You can enter from the building itself or from outside, it's easy to see on ground...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were interested in seeing their permanent collection. I am an actor in Hollywood, and we both love movies, so we were looking forward to visiting. I asked the lady at the ticket counter how much the permanent collection entry was (a...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This place was great. The permanent exhibit was alright but it’s really the rotating exhibits that will make it worth the trip. We caught the Eye Art & Film Prize exhibit with Wang Bing, Hito Steyerl, and Ben Rivers, which was visual splendor. Go, take...More

Thank keith a
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This trendy modern architecture building is house of a great collection of Dutch and foreign films. besides that, they do temporary exhibitions that are all curated. Last year my family and I went with friends to see the Scorcese exhibition, which was wonderful. They had...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The shows on offer are mostly evening programs, although the several cinemas could have shows all day. And: announced focus on, for instance 1968 (revolution year) could have rare footage, but they show what was already public. The restaurant is nice, the view from the...More

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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.
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cgayon
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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Robert L
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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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