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EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Address: IJpromenade 1 | Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)20-5891400
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Ranked #55 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: EYE Filmmuseum is the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage. On april 5 2012 EYE opened the...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I loved to go there just to have coffee in a great ambient. Love the big windows, so you can watch the passing ships and ferries!!

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Vancouver
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The film institute is great for film students, film buffs, historians, but even if one has no specialized interest in films, the EYE is still a fun place to visit. Direction: go to the north end of central train station and find the ferry terminal (where bikes and people stand and wait). It's not clearly signed but so far, only... More 

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liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This building is new and iconic for design. Located across from Centraal, walk through the building and take a 5 minute free ferry to reach the other side (admire the view and enjoy the free ride) Free to enter, the cafe has a fantastic view over Amsterdam and in the basement is a film exhibition, a green room to create... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Eye museum was pleasantly great. Amsterdam has a lot of museums and historic sites to offer but it was nice to experience something modern about the city. Travelling to the EYE is an experience in itself, hopping on the free ferry with bikes, scooters and small cars that takes you across the river and a short walk to the... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This interesting building is only a short boat ride from Central Station. The free ferry departs Central Station every 5 minutes. Make sure to pick on of the two ferries in the middle (there are 4 ferries departing at that location). It's a great place to have lunch, but also has one of the best apple pies I've ever had.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

EYE is a little bit to big for watching a film about love or a film that you like to see, but they have an good location and a bit scenic to go there by a boat from the central station (the so called ‘’ijveer’’) where you can see from the big-windows the central-station what is builded in a island... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Was nice and quite this wet monday morning. Great to wTch some films and get a good view of the water and central station. Free boat ride and free toilets;). Brilliant for dutch speakers. A little less for only English but still worth a visit. ( not for kids)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Take the free ferry from the amsterdam central station, cross the harbour and turn left for one of amsterdam´s more recent attractions , the film institute. Very interesting architecture both outside and inside. interesting film collections and special exhibitions, a nice restaurant and a fantastic view of amsterdam, both during daytime and nighttime. Check the calendar for special events.

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Bloemfontein
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you love film, and eating out in a fabulous location, you cannot do much better than this eye-catching attraction, a feature of Amsterdam's ongoing renewal. We've twice seen films here one would not see elsewhere, and have as many times eaten at the restaurant, where quality (almost) matches price. The museum itself, as well as its interactive displays, is... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Do not get put off by the fact that the Eye Film Institute is located across the water, there is a very regular ferry boat that is free and that gives one a special boat ride in Amsterdam. The boat can be taken right next to the North side exit of the Central railway Station. It is fun to share... More 

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