See here for a changing selection of films from the EYE collection. You can also find these films in our database, film history nl.


On a regular basis, EYE pays special attention to parts of the collection, or to current events that have a link to the collection. In the dossiers below, you can find out more.


  • Theo Frenkel

    As a director who had gained his experience abroad, Frenkel brought drama to the Dutch film.

  • de Zeearend

    Two versions of a brilliant documentary film about a transatlantic sailing race that took place in 1936.

  • experimental film

    Experimental filmmakers investigate the medium and set the course for future generations.

  • sport and film

    In the twentieth century, sport and cinema both developed quickly into entertainment for the masses.

  • coloured film

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, more and more coloured films were being shown. How were they made?

  • Desmet

    The archive of Jean Desmet is one of the most important components of the EYE collection. Why?

  • Amsterdam in the picture

    Four films about Amsterdam; restoration and digitization were made possible by crowdfunding.

  • mannen bij auto

    the end of the First World War

    The end of the First World War brought on a tumultuous period for the neutral Netherlands.

more about the films from the EYE collection

About the Collection provides an overview of the various parts of the EYE collection. Here you will also find information about conservation, restoration, and other work related to the collection.

Film History NL is a reference guide to Dutch film history up until 1923, featuring films, film descriptions, people, and companies. A large collection of background articles provides additional context.

Please note we cannot show all films in our collection online. Especially with older films, this is often due to uncertainty about the copyright status of the material. EYE participates in the EU funded project FORWARD to determine the copyright status of these films.