EYE assists film professionals with a wide range of services and products.

Programmers, researchers, filmmakers and film restorers can turn to EYE for research, rentals, and expertise in the field of promotion. EYE rents out films, distributes classic and experimental films, develops educational programmes, and maintains the largest film library in the Netherlands.

eye catalogue

EYE manages a collection of more than 40,000 films. Additionally, EYE collects film related collections: photographs, posters, soundtracks, equipment and paper archives of filmmakers. Please visit the EYE catalogue to learn more about these collections.

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opening hours

Daily 10am - 7pm

Sun to Thu 10am - 10pm*
Fri & Sat10am - 11pm*
*depending on the final screening

Please note! EYE is closed on April 14

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admission prices


regular€ 10,-
discount € 8,50
friends of EYE€ 7,75
children up to 11 yrs oldfree
children 12 to 18 yrs old€ 5,-
CJP€ 5,-
Cineville€ 5,-
combi ticket (exhibition & film)€ 16,-



friends of EYE€7,50
children up to 11 yrs old€7,50
Cineville, NFC, KNF

free (surcharge may apply)

10 tickets pass€80,-


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EYE is right opposite Amsterdam Central station on the north side of the river IJ. EYE is reached easily with the free ferry which sails 24/7, we are also easily accessible by car.

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  • eye international

    EYE International promotes Dutch films abroad, and ensures that these films can be seen at festivals.

  • education

    Our education department develops film programmes, workshops, teaching materials, and tours.

  • archival loans

    The department of archival loans lends out restorations made by EYE, as well as other films, to archives and festivals around the world.

  • eye study

    In the EYE Study you can research films and other materials from the collection. The EYE Study is freely accessible.

  • film sales

    As a result of many years spent acquiring, conserving, and restoring films in a focused way, EYE now has a world-renowned film collection.

  • restoration and digitization

    EYE plays a pioneering role worldwide in the field of film restoration and digitization. 

  • distribution

    EYE rents out classic and contemporary films to Dutch cinemas.

  • photograph and poster service

    EYE can supply digital reproductions of photographs and posters.