Eye Filmmuseum

Dutch centre for film culture and heritage


Eye's modern building on the banks of the River IJ was completed in 2012

EYE is a film archive and museum that preserves and presents both Dutch and foreign films screened in the Netherlands.

The earliest materials date from the start of the film industry in the Netherlands in 1895.

Exhibitions, film screenings and bar restaurant

The unique EYE building has 4 cinemas, a space for exhibitions, an interactive 'basement', museum shop and a roomy cafe-restaurant with a spectacular view at the IJ harbour.

The building was designed by the Viennese agency DMAA, which is also known for the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.


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's collection features 37,000 films (from classics and blockbusters to cult films), 700,000 photographs and 60,000 film posters.


Eye is housed in a spectacular building* on the northern banks of the River IJ. It is part of the new Amsterdam district called Overhoeks in Amsterdam Noord, which was named after the Overhoeks tower (A'DAM Toren) located on the former Shell Research site.

* The building is open every day for anyone who is interested in film and film culture.

more impressions


MobiHub P+R - A'DAM Toren / Eye


Tip Park your car for free, if you book a bicycle directly

Permanent exhibition


The Panorama exhibition is suitable for all ages.

Eye bar-restaurant

Eye's waterside terrace at the IJ with the Round Lutheran Church (left), Harbour office building (centre), and Posthoornkerk (right) in the background


Filmstar Greta Garbo by Alexander Binder, 1920s