frequently asked questions

Below you will find the answers to frequently asked questions. Do you have a different question? Please contact us.

which spaces can be rented?

Eye has four cinema rooms: Cinema 1 with 315 seats, Cinema 2 (flexible set-up) & 3 with both 130 seats and Cinema 4 with 67 seats. Each room has its own style and a large film screen. In addition, there are four unique, flexible spaces for meetings or dinners for example: Room at the Top, Waterfront, IJ-Lounge & Studio. The Foyer and the Arenaplateau can be rented for a (drinks) reception.

can i rent eye bar-restaurant (the arena) and/or the terrace?

Eye bar-restaurant is located in the so-called 'Arena', the open space in the middle of the museum that is freely accessible to all visitors. An event in the Arena is only possible with an exclusive rental of the entire building. Due to Eye's function as a museum, this can only happen a few times a year. We would be happy to inform you about the possibilities.

Eye bar-restaurant does not have rooms to have a private meeting, lunch or dinner.

what do the day parts entail?

There are three day parts: morning from 8 a.m. until noon, afternoon from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and evening from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. For example, if your event lasts from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. two day parts need to be booked. If you would like to rent the space for a longer period, we charge an hour-fee for the first hour and after that the full day part.

what is included in the room rental?

Included with the cinema rooms: projector, cinema screen, standard sound & theatre lighting, Eye-furniture (lectern, tables, standing tables and chairs), internet, a wired microphone and regular cleaning.

Included with Room at the Top, Waterfront, IJ-Lounge & Studio: Eye furniture (lectern, tables, standing tables and chairs), a flipchart, internet, basic event support and regular cleaning.

Besides the rental of the rooms, we can also provide extra products or services, e.g. catering, staff, boat cruises, guided tours and (extra) audiovisual equipment. This is optional and not included in the room rental.

can i rent a screening room (cinema) in the evening?

Due to our regular film screenings and public function, the availability of the cinema rooms is limited in the evenings and weekends. Cinema 1 through 4 can usually only be rented during the week and maximum until 5 p.m. The other rooms are available in the evenings.

where can i put my own branding/promotional materials?

Eye is a museum, so we kindly ask you to let us know beforehand what kind of decoration or promotion you will bring. If you would like to attach something to the wall or floor, this always needs to be approved first. Banners are not allowed in public areas. In the rooms the possibilities are numerous. We would be happy to put you in touch with our supplier Promo Groep. They can assist you with customized branding products.

can I use the audiovisual equipment in the meeting rooms?

In IJ-Lounge, Waterfront, Room at the Top and Studio you can make use of the audiovisual set, including a laptop, projector, screen and speakers for € 150,- excl. VAT. In Waterfront a white wall is used for the projection.
It is possible to expand this package with microphones. Maximum two microphones can be connected to the speakers. If you would like more than two microphones in the meeting room, a sound system needs to be installed and an audio technician will be present during the event. There will be additional costs for this.

can i choose a caterer myself?

Select Catering is our exclusive caterer, so it is not possible to choose another caterer. Eye is proud of the cooperation with Select Catering because of the good quality and service and we would like to show that to all our guests.

Catering up to 100 people will be provided by Eye Banqueting, an initiative from Select Catering, but housed in Eye. From 100 people Select Catering will take care of the catering. Please feel free to request a quotation from them. Of course we can also put you in touch for a customized quotation.

can i choose an av supplier myself?

BeamSystems is the preferred supplier of Eye. They have worked on all big events with us since the opening and ensure that everything concerning AV runs smoothly. They take care of all technical concerns and your advantage is their knowledge of our building and spaces. Your contact person can advise you when extra AV from BeamSystems is needed.

is internet available?

Yes, there is an open Wi-Fi connection available, which can be used by all visitors in Eye. This is limited in its up- and download speed. If you would like to use exclusive internet, then we can install extra Wi-Fi hotspots for a fee.

where can i park?

The adjacent parking garage of the A'DAM Tower has 200 parking spots. The costs are € 3,- per hour and the garage is open 24 hours per day. Visitors can pay for this at the ticket machine in the parking garage itself. It is also possible to order parking tickets with us (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 hours or a day). We add these to the final invoice with a handling fee of 15%. You can return maximum 20% of these tickets to us.

The closest alternative, Parking Centrum Oosterdok, is located next to Amsterdam Central Station. This garage has almost 1400 parking spots. The costs are € 20,- per 24 hours, with a minimum parking duration of 5 hours.

For larger events, we can provide valet parking via one of our suppliers.

can i reserve parking spots?

Reserving is only possible at parking garage IJDock. This garage is a 20-minute walk from Eye. Unfortunately we cannot reserve parking spaces for you, because this has to be registered with a personal e-mail address.

can i arrive by boat?

Yes, this is possible at the landing stage at the front of the building, close to the stairs of the main entrance. Boats cannot stay there.

does eye have hotel rooms?

Eye does not have hotel rooms. However, there are collaborations with different hotels in the neighborhood. Ask you contact person for the possibilities.

how can i make the link with film for my event?

There are various possibilities. For example with a word of welcome from Eye, a video about Eye that is shown during your event, or a tour about the architecture or through the changing exhibition. It is also possible to show unique footage from our Collection Center.

is eye an official wedding location?

Yes, our building is a wedding location. Our meeting rooms can be used for your wedding reception, dinner or party as well.