Eye study

Eye Study facilitates students, academics, footage researchers and anyone with an interest in Dutch film heritage researching Eye’s collections.

Visitors have full access to Eye’s collection catalogue, enabling you to watch more than 9000 digitized films, as well as photos, stills and posters.

Eye Study also maintains a large collection of books, journals both archival and current, as well as donated company archives. Our staff will be happy to help with your query.

Eye Study is part of the new Collection Centre in Amsterdam Noord. Because place is limited, we recommend booking a desk prior to your visit.

plan your visit

opening hours:
Tue - Fri 12.00 - 17.00

book a desk

address & contact

Asterweg 26
1031 HP
020-5891 411

route (dutch)

  • EYE Study interior (photo by Paul van Riel)

  • EYE Study interior (photo by Paul van Riel)


  • 6 desks with full access to catalogues
  • 6 desks without computer
  • 2 media booths
  • WIFI
  • print and copy (€ 0.10 per A4)
  • scan and save (USB stick € 6, - / PIN only)
  • tea and coffee
  • lockers
  • toilets


Because of the multitude of materials from different sources EYE Study works with a number of databases. Two databases can be consulted (without full access to films and files) outside EYE:


requesting materials

Only a small part of our books, journals and archives is kept on open access, so it is advisable to contact us or make a request for materials prior to your visit via eyestudy@eyefilm.nl, or in the 'additional information' field of the booking form. No materials are lent.

films, photos, posters

More than 9000 digitized films from the collection can be viewed directly, but also photos, posters, movie stills, etc. It is possible to book a media booth.


The EYE Study holds 30,000 books, annual reports, festival catalogues and serial publications in different languages. These are mainly Dutch and English publications, but French and German books are also well represented.

magazines & journals

Variety, Skrien, Sight & Sound, Filmkrant, Cahiers du cinéma ... EYE Study keeps 1900 journal titles (from 1850), including 140 current subscriptions.


In EYE Study you can browse the international database of the FIAF. It contains references to more than 310,000 articles in film and television journals from 1972 to now.


Our clippings archive contains more than 250,000 cutouts mainly taken from Dutch newspapers. These can be accessed digitally in the library.


EYE keeps more than 150 archives of filmmakers, institutions and production companies. Full inventories are available in CE; many of these archives can be viewed on request.