The Eye Film Museum is where vintage cinema is presented to visitors on a platter of gold, right by the river IJ. It is where all movie lovers come to be wowed by the wonders of cinema from both the old days and modern times.
The Eye Film Institute Amsterdam is for everyone who loves film and art. Visit an exhibition, discover the films on offer, enjoy the view of the river IJ from the restaurant or browse through the museum’s shop for unique souvenirs.
The Eye Film Museum is home to some of the Netherland’s most “Eye-catching” international films and works of art that can be seen in beautiful and exotic exhibition spaces. Major film directors such as Martin Scorsese, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick and David Cronenberg are regularly invited to showcase some of their works for visitors to see.
The Eye Museum has four comfortable movie theatres where visitors can enjoy the latest films and see some of the most beautiful (restored) classics. There are retrospectives collection of movies and that has to do with the cinema world. The museum also hosts lectures, Q&A’s, performances with live music and festivals.
What did cinema devices and film strips look like in those earlier days of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton? And how has cinema evolved over the years? What equipments did they use and what was it like to have been a cameraman in those days?
The eye-catching presentation in the Eye Film Museum’s Panorama gives you all the answers you need. Located on the ground floor of the EYE museum, the Panorama is a permanent presentation with film devices that chronicle important moments in the history of cinema. The Panorama is suitable for young and old and don’t forget to bring your cameras. Scattered throughout the building, different elements illuminate the world of moving images.
The Panorama presentation also goes includes The 360° – a space in which visitors are surrounded by almost a hundred film fragments from the museum’s collection.
The Movie Pods: mini-cinemas with three-seater sofas where visitors can watch vintage movies.
There are also interactive installations such as the Flipbook and the Green Screen, where visitors can enter the so-called ‘Duimbioscoop’ (thumb cinema) and can create and star in a film scene. The presentation can be visited every day from 10 am to 7 pm and entrance is only granted with a film or exhibition ticket.
Opening Hours Eye Film Museum
The Eye Film Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands that is open 7 days a week both during the day and in the evening.
Note: The museum is closed on King’s day (27 April) but is open during Christmas. However, the opening hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are slightly different. They can be found on the museum’s official website.
Eye Bar & Restaurant
Monday through Thu: 10.00 am – 01.00 am
Fri to Sat: 10 am – 2 am
|Daily||10:00 – 21:00|
|Exhibitions (See website)||10:00 – 19:00 |||
|Christmas and New Year||Open (Times will later be announced on the website)|
Eye Film Museum Amsterdam Ticket Prices
Tickets are available at the entrance of the Eye Film Museum. The regular admission price at the entrance is €11,-. However, if you book your online tickets with us, you can sometimes get a discount. The online pre-sale stops 90 minutes before the start of the film
Note: The Eye Film Museum does not accept cash. At the cash desk and in the museum shop, customers can only pay with their PIN and/or credit cards. School groups must book at least 4 weeks before visiting via [email protected]
Note: For performances longer than 150 minutes a surcharge of € 2.50 applies. For performances of 210 minutes or longer you pay € 5, – surcharge. Also for performances with live music, lecture, 3D impressions and 70mm, surcharges may apply. This surcharge also applies to Cineville cardholders.
Regular entrance prices at the door
|Children (0 – 11)||€ 7,50 –|
|Combination of film and exhibition||€ 19, –|
|Museum Card/ I Amsterdam Card||Free|
Our Eye Film Museum Photo Impression
We visited the Eye Film Museum and had a good first impression of the museum. We also visited the Panorama, Flipbook, 360 Movie Room and the Movie Pods. Here are a few pictures we took for your enjoyment.
The Eye Film Museum Building on the Northern part of Amsterdam and can only be reached from the Central Station by ferry.
The Eye Film Museum has a very lovely restaurant where tourists love to sit and have a bite while waiting for their exhibitions to start.
Vintage Film Recorders at the Eye Film Museum.
A very popular vintage camera.
A very popular vintage camera. The same type used by Charlie Chaplin.
The Eye Film Museum 360 Degrees Movie Room
Eye Film Museum Flipbook
Eye Film Museum Movie Pods Showing Vintage Movies
Address, Contact Information and Route to the Museum
The Eye Film Museum is located right in front of Amsterdam Central Station. Upon arrival at the station, you take the exit on the IJzijde, and from there a ferry to the northern part of Amsterdam. You can see the big white building while on the ferry.
Eye Film Museum on the city map
The Eye Film Museum is located right in front of Amsterdam Central Station and can only be reached by ferry from the station. Upon arrival at the station, you take the exit on the IJzijde, and from there a ferry to the northern part of Amsterdam. You can see the big white building while on the ferry.
Take the ferry towards Buiksloterweg. The ferry runs 24 hours a day and leaves every few minutes, plus it is totally free of charge. The Eye Film Museum is only a three-minute walk from the Amsterdam-Noord ferry station.
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Eye Film Museum FAQ
Can I visit the Eye Film Museum in a wheelchair?
Yes, the entire Eye building is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with other limitations. The elevator to get to the reception desk is to the right of the stairs of the main entrance.
Is there always a long queue at the Eye Film Museum?
No, usually there isn’t. Visitors can easily walk in, buy tickets at the front desk and either wait in the restaurant for their exhibitions to start or just tour the museum.
Can I pay with cash at the museum?
No, visitors can only pay by card.
Are children allowed in the museum?
Yes, but children under the age of 12 must always be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).
Can I return tickets I already bought from the museum?
No, tickets are non-refundable and can not be returned.
Are pets allowed in the museum?
Yes, but dogs allowed in the Eye Bar & Restaurant area, but not in the Panorama, the exhibition space or the cinemas. Dogs must always be kept on a leash and supervised at all times. Blind guide dogs are of course welcome.
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