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Children's activities

There’s plenty for children to do at Eye. Check out all the activities and the children's film and workshop calendar below.

Three young people in the Film Catcher (© Jordi Wallenburg)
© Jordi Wallenburg

Permanent exhibition

What did cinema equipment used to look like, and what technological developments has film undergone? The permanent exhibition What is Film? gives you an answer and is open daily. It can be visited with either a film or exhibition ticket. Admission is free for children aged 17 and under.

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Kids drawtheir own flip books during Filmmagie in the cinema (© Corinne de Korver)
© Corinne de Korver

Children's screenings

You can see the best children's films on Eye's four screens: every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and daily during the school holidays.

In an illustration on a pink background, abstract colourful shapes make up a multitude of clown-like faces expressing different emotions


Eye’s finest and most intimate film theatre is a great place for children aged 2 to 6 to experience their first cinema visit. Every Sunday morning, Eye’s Cinemini opens especially for preschoolers and their (grand)parents, where children are treated to a film, followed by experiments with light and shadow in small play tents.

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In a brightly coloured illustration, a green frog looks at the white building of Eye, which some people say looks like a sitting frog


Filmmagie is watching and making. Discover the magic of cinema with short animations from Eye’s extensive collection. The children will also draw their own flipbooks thereby learning how to animate still images.

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Are you planning to visit Eye? Sign up in advance as a Museum Inspector at Museumkids (in Dutch). After your visit, you can tell us what you think about your visit. You can earn badges and win great prizes. We will also use your tips to make Eye an even better experience for children.

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