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EYE Film Institute Netherlands

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Address: IJpromenade 1 | Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)20-5891400
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EYE Filmmuseum is the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage. On...

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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Plenty of English language films, striking building, great sense of arrival over the River Ij

Dutch cinemas very often screen films in their original language with subtitles - so this is a great choice for anyone on a longer stay in Amsterdam. The striking building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kendal, United Kingdom

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do here. There is an impressive interactive section on the lower floor, where you can make your own short animation film, then email it to yourself, good fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a cinema plus exhibition hall, specialising in film history. In the exhibition that we saw, about an Italian film director, several of his movies were being shown simultaneously on big screens, creating a surreal unique experience. Plus, in the bottom floor, there is the possibility to create a mini movie of oneself, which then gets immediately printed to create... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Standing on the bank of the river IJ, across from Amsterdam Central station, the EYE Museum is an impressive piece of architecture. There is a fine balance between being impressive as a structure and being imposing, and the museum achieves that. The structure was designed by the Vienna based firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. This folded form structure with its... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dutch cinemas very often screen films in their original language with subtitles - so this is a great choice for anyone on a longer stay in Amsterdam. The striking building is elegantly sited on the River Ij. There are free and regular ferries across from Central Station - so it makes an interesting, fun trip just to visit and enjoy... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a film museum/cinema. The museum and exhibition part was not very big but very nicely done. There are several interactive digital "toys" for all ages to enjoy. I think you can spend a whole afternoon just looking/playing with them. Also appropriate for toddlers 3+

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a free ferry behind Centraal station to the Eye Film institute. Here you will find another I amsterdam sign much less crowded than the Rijksmuseum. Spend an hour or so looking at film memorabilia and the modern architecture of the place

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited EYE primarily to see an exhibition devoted to director Michelangelo Antonioni, which was very well done, but were pleasantly surprised with the interior, particularly the cafe area and terrace. There is also a small lower floor area devoted to permanent exhibits - more suited to families and kids. Good points: + Great views back over the river from... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place though ideal for film lovers is ideal for any visitor to tour and have a closer look at this magnificent piece of architecture. From the Amsterdam Central Train Station, you can get across by ferry for free. The journey takes less than five minutes. The ferry is normally full of cyclists and their bicycles going across to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is really interesting and the cafe very nice! a cery good thing is the free area (Panorama) and the museumsshop is well sorted. a nice souvenir is the selfmade flipbook-we had a lot of fun there. If we had more time we would go also in one of the different films theay offer the hole day!

Thank froschi85
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We expected to get free entry to the museum as advertised on our IAmsterdam passes. In the event we were required to pay 3.50 euros each because there was a special exhibition on. Just to irritate further they will not take cash, only card payments. The main museum is very small, generally containing a few cameras/projectors and a 'what the... More 

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