EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Dutch centre for film culture and heritage
Exhibitions, film screenings and bar restaurant
Housed in a completely new building - opened in April 2012 - on the banks of the River IJ. It has a roomy cafe with a spectacular view at the IJ harbour.
EYE's modern building on the banks of the River IJ
The unique EYE building has 4 cinemas (640 seats), a space for exhibitions of 1,200 m², an interactive 'basement', museum shop and cafe-restaurant, each with its own character and features. It was by the Viennese agency Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, which is also known for the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
EYE's collection features 37,000 films, 500,000 photographs and 60,000 film posters.
EYE has an extensive and internationally renowned collection: from silent films dating back to the start of cinema (at the end of the 19th century) to the newest digital productions. EYE is the only institute in the Netherlands that collects and makes available film-related ephemera: photographs, posters, soundtracks, equipment and filmmakers' paper archives.
The building is open every day, and admission is free. This also applies to the permanent presentation in the Basement, where visitors of all ages can explore our collection in a playful way.
EYE is part of the new Amsterdam district called Overhoeks on the northern bank of the IJ harbour in Amsterdam Noord, which was named after the Overhoeks tower (A'DAM Toren) located on the former Shell Research site.
EYE's waterside terrace at the IJ with the Round Lutheran Church (left), Harbour office building (centre), and Posthoornkerk (right) in the background