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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 yesterday

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 2 days 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 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Eye Film Museum is beautifully located opposite the Amsterdam Central Station across the IJ (that's where the name comes from... Kind of a pun). The building itself is very modern and spectacular. Inside there is a exhibition about film history with a huge database...More

Thank CaroAhlen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened to randomly read about the Scorcese exhibit in a magazine on my flight to Amsterdam and so decided to check out the museum. The Scorcese exhibit was very good and quite interesting. It contained details about the inspirations for all of his films...More

Thank Raina P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Top location and very tasty food. Made with love and dedication. Quick and friendly service. So nice!

Thank dutchiemau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after taking the free ferry from the back of centraal station...we decided to take a look around this place.......we discovered a martin scorsese exhibition taking place.....we thought why not and with our city cards got in for 3 euros each.....a very informative exhibition with scenes...More

Thank sanmiguelman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing was, that entrance was free, though a waste of time to go. The building itself is fine architecture and it is nice to view the waterside.

Thank KARL1244
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How long is the average time to go through the museum?
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
How much does it cost to get in
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!