discover the building

On 4 April 2012, we opened our new building on the northern bank of the IJ harbour in Amsterdam. The Viennese firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects drew up a spectacular design for the building, which has been enthusiastically received by the press and public alike.

EYE is the first major cultural institution to make the leap across the IJ. It strives to be the ‘house of film’, a modern museum full of many things to see and do, all of which are related to film. In addition to the exhibitions and film screenings, our building itself is freely accessible every day of the week.

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The building houses four modern cinemas: one with 315 seats, two with 130 seats, and one with 67 seats. There is plenty of space for exhibitions (1,180 m²), educational activities, and meetings. These facilities are rounded off by workspaces, the Basement, a shop, and a café-restaurant. 

visiting is free

Our building is open every day, and admission is free. Tickets to the films and exhibitions are for sale at the entrance desk. You can also buy film tickets online via the ‘film agenda’ section of this website. 


EYE is easily reached by car, public transport, or bicycle. There is a car park directly behind our building. From Amsterdam’s Central Station, a two-minute ferry ride (take the ferry labelled ‘Buiksloterweg’) takes pedestrians and (motor)cyclists across the harbour to EYE, 24 hours a day and free of charge. 

guided tours

You can book group tours to learn more about the architecture of our building. It is also possible to take a tour of our ongoing exhibition. Click here for more information on the various tours. 

In the summertime, sitting on the sunny terrace along the water is a lovely experience. EYE is part of the new Amsterdam district called Overhoeks, which was named after the Overhoeks tower located on the former Shell Research site.