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Eye facilitates research into Dutch film culture and the Eye collection in particular. Our catalogues are available online, as are a number of our films. For full access to all of our digitized films and other collection materials, you can visit our Eye Study.

Still from Uit het rijk der kristallen (J.C. Mol)

Collection catalogue

Our collection catalogue CE (Collection Eye) contains information about each item in the Eye collection, including films, set photos, posters, publicity files, and magic lantern plates. Outside of Eye, CE is accessible in a limited form, with film files and images blocked because of copyright. A full access version of CE can be browsed in the Eye Study.

Library catalogue

With the library catalogue, you can search the largest film library in the Netherlands. Books, festival catalogues, journals, magazines, scripts: all materials in the library catalogue can be consulted in the Eye Study.

Eye Study

In the Eye Study, you have access to all the digitized material from the collection. In addition, the Eye Study manages Eye's library collection of books, journals, festival catalogues, etc.

Dutch film history

In our film database, you find everything about the first decades of Dutch film history and its place in our collection. Including films, biographical information, and background information about the changing role of film in Dutch society. There is also a lot of information about film titles that have been lost.

External platforms


A large, ever-growing number of early films from our collection can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Visit YouTube

European Film Gateway

Hundreds of films and posters from our collection that are directly or indirectly linked to the First World War can be viewed on European Film Gateway.

Visit EFG

Open Beelden

240 films from the collection are available on Open Images, a media platform that offers access to audiovisual collections that can (and may) be easily reused.

Visit Open Beelden


More than 200 films and photos from our collection are on WikiMedia.

Visit WikiMedia

Eye Film Player

The Eye Film Player is a streaming platform where you can watch a growing selection of titles from Eye's collection on demand.

Visit Eye Film Player

Contact our collection specialists

For more in-depth questions about our collections and inquiries about donating films or archival materials, please contact one of our collection specialists.

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