Eye Filmmuseum is temporarily closed

As a result of the measures to combat the coronavirus, Eye Filmmuseum is temporarily closed. Terrace Eye Bar Restaurant and Eye Shop are open.

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Mission & vision

This national museum for film, located on Amsterdam’s IJ harbour, manages more than 40.000 films from all genres. The collection represents an outstanding sample of film history, from classics and blockbusters to cult films. But Eye does not only focus on the past: it also closely follows the latest developments in film by organizing new acquisitions, programmes, and debates. Our mission and vision reflect this.


Eye is a treasurer, guide and pioneer in the world of film and the art of the moving image.


Eye wants to be a global leader in the way in which film is preserved and shown within a museum context. We present and preserve film as art, entertainment, cultural heritage and social document. Eye not only has an eye for great classics and established names, but also for the unknown and for experimentation. We make room and welcome new perspectives on film and (film) history and the art of the moving image.