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Address: IJpromenade 1 | Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)20-5891400
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Description: EYE Filmmuseum is the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage. On april...
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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Impressive building but not easily acessible

The building is probably the best looking structure in Amsterdam. It looks very modern and eye catching. However you can only go to the museum by bus which is far from other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spent a terrific few hours watching not only endless film clips but also the sunset over the harbor. Free ferry takes you there in just minutes.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Was nice to warch movie there, you take a fairy boat from centralsstation Amsterdam and you can see town from other side.There are also nice to go with children.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The name says it: film institute, and that should be taken at face value. It is very focused (no pun intended) on the history, development and technology of film and all things motion picture... and other than being a really cool location, it does have little to offer others. I did not try the restaurant because I visited thinking the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a futuristic looking building on the north bank. A short ferry ride (free) takes you from central station to the Eye. Built on the site of the old Shell laboratories, the Eye has unrivalled views of Amsterdam. There is a good restaurant inside which serves decent food and a bar. There is usually an exhibition on (history of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The building is probably the best looking structure in Amsterdam. It looks very modern and eye catching. However you can only go to the museum by bus which is far from other attractions at the other side of Amsterdam. The museum showcase different dutch films and foreign films. A must-go for film lover.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Take the (free) ferry from Amsterdam central station (the one in the middle), and in 2 minutes You arrive at the EYE. If you book in advance, they offer Cinemini for kids 2 to 6 years old with no spoken movies and shadow plays afterwards. Then we went to the Panorama to interacts with short movies and plays. Kids had... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there late trying to escape a rainy day, museum was almost empty. This state-of-the-art museum offers not only tiny cubicles to enjoy classics like Ben-Hur (or Harry Potter, huh) on your own but also a whole new interactive way to enjoy the history of the 7th art. If you feel tired or hungry, just go to the café and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We went to visit a temporary exhibition on Jean Desmet, a Dutch/Belgian cinema tycoon at the beginning of last century. A very good choice, and it will be on till half April 2015. Gives a nice view on this nice medium, and shows many parallels with today´s new media. Stunning building, with a stunning view. They have many movies and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is just the place where you can spend an entire day or an entire evening. It is usually nice to take the ferry from crowded Central Station to the more relaxed notrth of Amsterdam. The building is bit eccentric, as it is just not clear what it is supposed to be. Does it resemble an eye? Or is it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

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) the restaurant and the view from there are the best. Definitely a MUST!!

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