EYE Film Institute Netherlands

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EYE Film Institute Netherlands

EYE Film Institute Netherlands
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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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Jonathan W
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We had a fantastic time at the EYE! We loved the permanent exhibit, particularly their excellent collection of cameras spanning from the early days of film to today (many of which you can try out yourself) and the booths where you can watch classic movies and play film trivia. It does not take up a lot of space (don’t expect a sprawling collection) but you can easily spend a lot of time there and get a lot out of it. The special exhibition on the top floor, devoted to works by current filmmakers from around the world, was fascinating and beautifully mounted. After first viewing the standing collection, it was wonderful to pick up some through-lines between the early years cinema and these films made within the last two years. My son (11 y/o) is a huge film buff and he absolutely loved it. Special shout-out to the very charming and friendly staff member who noticed our son’s love of film and pointed out some of the highlights of the museum. I am shocked that so many of the recent reviews are so negative. If you are a fan of movies and film history, I highly recommend you ignore those and get yourself to this museum.
Written August 11, 2022
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,306 contributions
Sitting on Amsterdam's waterfront, I was immediately draw to the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, because of it's stunning building. This is architecture at it's best. And worthy of a visit just for that alone, but there's much more to see and do.

Getting to the EYE Film Institute, required taking a very short ferry ride from the back side of Amsterdam's Central Station. It's free and quick.

Inside the the EYE Film Institute there's a small museum dedicated to film making. Here you can test your film knowledge. The museum is free. The building also contains several movie theaters with a wide range of film choices. The standard ticket price is 11 euros. I would advise checking their website for more information on what's playing and times.

The EYE Film Institute has a beautiful restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The views are fantastic. There's also a gift shop loaded with film related items.

A great place to spend a few hours in Amsterdam.
Written January 11, 2020
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Ellen and Han
Amsterdam, The Netherlands40 contributions
Eye restaurant is a great place to lunch, dine or meet for a drink can be before you go and see a movie or without even doing that. In summer you can sit outside. From the restaurant you have a great view across the river on Amsterdam City and the railway station. The menu is diverse and they have some good vegetarian dishes as well. You can also visit the Eye shop with a lot of great books and films to buy, worthwile.
Written February 12, 2020
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Miriam B.
Coburg, Germany14 contributions
We visited with our iamsterdam card, staff only showed us where to scan it and have us no information cause they were too busy doing private talks.
Nobody told us where we have to go for the exhibitions, only one friendly staff member who we had to show our tickets to showed us the entrance.
We aren’t even sure if we have seen the whole museum cause the directions were poorly given.
Written September 19, 2020
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Suncatcher26
Istanbul, Turkey114 contributions
Family
Museum building impressive. Cinema as well as museum. Cafe and expedition hall.

Entrance around 11€ per adult.

From central station you take the free ferry over to the museum.
Written January 26, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,338 contributions
Couples
We got on the free ferry which only took about three minutes to get to the other side. It was a lovely ride, wish it was a bit longer!!! The museum looks absolutely amazing from a distance and it was terrific that we had the opportunity to see it from the ferry. It's a short walk from the ferry to the museum which is an architecturally beautiful building. There were a lot of visitors on the day we went there and there is a place for lunch or something to eat and drink. The views are wonderful and depending on where you stand the views are panoramic. The offerings inside are really good, but unfortunately on the day some parts were out of bounds. A great visit.
Written March 3, 2019
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R K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Solo
The title says it all. Very nice architecture. Nice building. Nice location. That's about it. Girls working at the ticket counter with bad and arrogant attitudes. I do not get the 'Museum' title the building gets. Nothing in there that makes it a museum in my opinion. Maybe nice restored original film somewhere stored away only to be seen by people who work there in their very nice offices. It is clear that that is where the money went.

Went to see E.T. one of my old time favorites. Nice to see so many parents come with their kids to show them their childhood nostalgia. However, after trying to get the film running for the 5th time EYE decided to call it the day and close the curtains. Excuse: technical difficulties with the old (and so it seemed a non-restored) copy. On their website EYE tells you that they are an international pioneer in the restoration and digitalization of film. I guess they forgot to do this one or at least did not check if it was ready to be shown. Since it is one of the top 100 movies of all time and people pay to see it I think they should have. They did not even offer to show a digital version of the movie instead since apparently they do not own a digital copy. Also the subtitles did not fit on the screen and they kept turning the light on and off. Nice job.

Weird for a cinema and definitely weird for a cinema part of a 'FILM museum'. All in all a really disappointing experience. Seems like the entire project still has a lot of operational start-up problems and child diseases. Ticket office seems to be chaos every time I go there. Since I am an Amsterdam inhabitant I will have to give them another chance. But please do get your ... together. Hoping for a better experience the next time.
Written December 8, 2012
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JanPaul11
Schoonhoven, The Netherlands56 contributions
Couples
The Eye movie museum is situated in a modern new building next to the river IJ. I went to the museum but it was really disappointing. The museum has nothing to do with movies or movie making. In few big empty rooms you can see some really art movies and when I say "art" I mean art. In one film you can see a hand twisting over and over again. And in an onther film you can see a man standing and falling, standing and falling and so on. So the museum had nothing to do with really moviemaking or blockbusters. I will never go there again.
Written May 3, 2012
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Dodis
Zurich, Switzerland79 contributions
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!!
Written February 1, 2015
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Charrr6
Lancashire2 contributions
As former film students we were initially very interested in visiting the Filmmuseum. However, this is NOT a museum, just a two-room gallery of film photographs with very little info. If you're expecting an interesting interactive experience in learning about Dutch cinema then DON'T go there! It's rubbish.
Written October 10, 2009
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Dear Charrr6, It was quite a while ago when you visited us. We have moved to a new location in Amsterdam and our company changed completely. We now have a large exhibition space of 1200m2, four screening rooms and a large bar-restaurant with a fantastic view on the river IJ and Amsterdam Central Station. If you ever visit Amsterdam again please consider visiting us, I think you will like it a lot better. Warm regards, Tom
Written December 17, 2012
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