Eye facilitates research into Dutch film culture and the Eye collection in particular. 

Our catalogues are available online, as are a selection of our films. For full acces to all of our digitized films and other collection materials you can visit our Eye Study.

  • EYE Study interior (photo by Paul van Riel)

  • Uit het rijk der kristallen (J.C. Mol, 1927)

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. For more information go to the Eye Study page.

Dutch film history

Here, you find everything about the first decades of the 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 much information about film titles that have been lost. You can visit the filmdatabase here.

collection specialists

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

external platforms


A huge, ever growing number of early films from our collection is available on our YouTube channel.

European Film Gateway

Hundreds of films and posters from our collection related directly, or indirectly, to World War I can be viewed on European Film Gateway.

Open Beelden

Eye shares 240 films from the collection on Open Beelden (Open Images). Open Beelden is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse.


Over 200 films and photographs from Eye's collection can be viewed on WikiMedia.