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“Crazy Place That Doesn't Take Cash”

EYE Film Institute Netherlands
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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.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Okay, I travel all the way to Holland, get directions on how to get to Eye, go to Centraal Station, take the ferry and get to the island. Guess what? It is one of these sily trendoid places that has decided that cash is not welcome. Nope. You MUST pay with plastic. So I try my U.S. bank card and it fails the swipe for some reason. So I give them my U.S. credit card and it also fails. So I am standing there with hundreds of Euros in my wallet and they say sorry, we don't take cash. And so I leave. Much time wasted. Sorry I cannot give you a real review of the interior, the museum or the films. I can tell you that the welcome was not a welcome at all.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The new Eye is really worth going if you are interested in films. There are always very interesting exhibits, many screenings of "classic" and modern films in nice screening rooms. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The architectural structure is very interesting indoors & outdoors. Take the ferry behind the the train station, no taxis, as very expensive and not easy to get to.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is unique place to visit many historical places, museums, natural areas,rivers, boats,food, and nice people. I have had lovely memories at NL every where i visited and where I sutied.

Thank Bassima2013
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

You take a free ferry across the Amstel from Central Station to this amazing new building. This waterfront area is alive with lots of new buildings, many ferries and boats of all kinds and interesting scenery. The museum has a great cafe to see all this from with inside and outside platforms. The interactive permanent exhibit is free or you pay to see the temporary exhibit or a film.

Thank Sandra B
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

As a projectionist in a cinema I am very much interested in the history of cinemas and film. And when I visit a museum that claims it is all about the history of film I also expect an exhibition about how movies were made and how they were projected...

Unfortunately, that is not the case with this museum. Yes it has a department with clips of old movies and there are some small booths where you can watch some clips but they dont really explain what they are for.
The exhibitions are good but based on themes so there is no general movie history there, no old projectors or old cameras... Just a beautiful building with a nice cinema with ok picture and sound, a nice bar/cafe with a great view (though quite expensive). But if there are no exhibitions that you want to see I can only advice you to stay away from it. It is not a museum about the history of film or cinema!!!
Sure they preserve movies but not for the general public but more for cinemas and distributors.

Huge disappointment!!!

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