Eye is open!

Please book your tickets for our exhibition and cinemas online, or reserve online for the restaurant.
Cinema 2 has relaxed seating, have a look at the photos.

Cinema 2 in huiskameropstelling, foto Thomas van Schaik

1 June 2020

We want to make the visitor experience at Eye in the era of social distancing as pleasant and safe as possible for both visitors and staff.

We have therefore implemented a number of measures that are regularly assessed for compliance with the guidelines set by the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) and the government and in the protocols drawn up for the museum sector. These allow us to offer visitors and staff the desired freedom and hospitality at Eye.

Please buy your tickets for film screenings and the exhibition online. You can also reserve a table for the restaurant online.

frequently asked questions

What can I do in Eye?
  • You can catch a film screening or visit the exhibition Chantal Akerman – Passages
  • We screen several children's films and Cinemini takes place every Sunday
  • The Eye Shop is open, but can only be visited upon arrival, not on the way out (temporarily no exit through the gift shop!)
  • The restaurant is open, but only with a reservation that was made in advance
  • To have a drink on the outdoor terrace, please follow instructions of staff

The permanent presentation will remain temporarily closed, the puzzle tour and Eye walk video tour are temporarily unavailable.

General guidelines regarding your visit to Eye
  • It is not possible to visit Eye without a film or exhibition ticket or a restaurant reservation
  • Please keep a 1.5-metre distance from others
  • Please follow the designated routes
  • Please follow the instructions of our staff at all times
  • Please stay home if you suffering any signs of illness
  • We reserve the right to deny admission on the grounds of health and safety
  • Please come to Eye alone or in the company of people from your household (max. 5 people)
  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of your film
  • Please arrive on time to enter the exhibition during your 15-minute time slot
  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your restaurant reservation
  • The cloakroom and lockers are temporarily out of use. Please do not bring large bags, folding bikes, etc, to Eye
  • Please wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizer. You can do so in the restrooms or at the newly installed sanitizer stations
  • Only guide dogs are allowed inside
  • From 1 June, face masks are mandatory when using public transport, this also applies to the ferries across the IJ. The Eye Shop will sell (single use) face masks
Measures surrounding cinema visits
  • Please book your film tickets online, up to 5 minutes before the start of a screening
  • Cineville reservations will be cancelled 5 minutes before the start of a screening
  • Cineville / BGL VIP / Eye Society Member? Please reserve your tickets online and have your card scanned upon arrival at Eye
  • Please come to Eye alone or in the company of people from your household (max. 5 people)
  • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of your film
  • There are no admissions allowed after the film has started, this is to ensure the 1.5-metre distance can be kept in place
  • Films are screened without an intermission, unless explicitly stated
  • Every screening has 30 tickets available
  • We kindly request you visit the restroom prior to the screening to minimise contact with others
  • When taking a seat in the cinemas, we ask visitors to leave two seats empty. People from the same household can sit next to each other. Every second row of seats is left unoccupied
  • Please follow the instructions of staff at all times

Please also keep in mind our regular terms and conditions.

Measures surrounding exhibition visits
  • Exhibition tickets must be reserved online
  • Cineville / Museumkaart / BGL VIP / Eye Society Member? Please reserve your tickets online and have your card scanned upon arrival at Eye
  • Please come to Eye alone or in the company of people from your household (max. 5 people)
  • Please arrive on time to enter the exhibition during your 15-minute time slot
  • There will be no admission after this time slot has ended
  • Once inside, you can stay as long as you wish
  • The cloakroom and lockers are temporarily out of use. Please do not bring large bags, folding bikes, etc, to Eye
  • Every time slot has 8 tickets available
  • Please follow the instructions of our staff at all times

Please also keep in mind our regular terms and conditions.

I bought a ticket for a cancelled show, what do I do?

If you have bought your ticket online, the amount will be refunded by Eye. You do not need to take any action.

If you bought your ticket at our box office, please send an email to info@eyefilm.nl with your name and bank details and a photo or scan of the ticket. Our colleagues will help reimburse you. We can only start on reimbursements once our offices open again, we apologise for the inconvenience caused.

in need of assistance?

Are you in need of assistance during your visit? Please e-mail us at info@eyefilm.nl prior to your visit, so we can help you to the cinema, exhibition or restaurant.

relaxed seating in cinema 2

Cinema 2 temporarily has relaxed seating. You'll find out which screening takes place in Cinema 2 in our calendar view, right below the film's title.

  • Cinema 2 with relaxed seating, photo: Thomas van Schaik

  • Cinema 2 with relaxed seating, photo: Thomas van Schaik

  • Cinema 2 with relaxed seating, photo: Thomas van Schaik

  • Cinema 2 with relaxed seating, photo: Thomas van Schaik