EYE is an exceptional event location for several reasons: its function as a national film museum, its location on the IJ harbour, and the spectacular nature of the building itself. There are various possibilities to expand your program to have your guests enjoy a unique day.
Looking for an activity where your guests can stretch their legs and also take in a bit of knowledge? Then book a tour of the EYE building. Our guide will give your guests information about the architecture of the building, but also about the history of and developments in this exciting part of Amsterdam.
Combine your event in EYE with a cruise through the canals of Amsterdam and the IJ harbour. Sail along with your guests through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, taking in the main highlights of Amsterdam. On board, you can also enjoy a lunch, drinks, or a dinner arrangement. Do you want to make things easy for your guests? Then use the boat as a water taxi, and have your guests picked up and dropped off at their hotel.
EYE organizes three or four exhibitions each year that present film as the youngest, most dynamic, and most genre-bending of all the arts. You can give your guests a voucher that allows them to visit the exhibition that is currently on view at the museum. In addition, everyone can visit (free of charge) the Panorama, a permanent presentation featuring film equipment that marks important moments in the history of cinema.
Show your company’s own film in one of our cinemas, or watch a film of your own choosing along with your guests! You can also spice up your event with film fragments from our collection, custom-tailored to your target audience and theme. Think for example of an old television commercial, or a film that fits the theme of your meeting.
Are you looking for a nice gift for your speakers? Then visit the EYE Shop, or ask your contact person for a suggestion. You can also surprise your guests with the EYE Giftcard: this is a debit card that has been packaged as a classic, beautifully designed gift. The gift-card, which remains valid for two years, allows the recipient to spend the card’s credit in our shop or our restaurant, or to attend a film or the exhibition.
Over the years, many performances have taken place during events at EYE. Examples include a jazz duo during a dinner buffet, a DJ with different musical styles during a cocktail event, or a band for your company party: feel free to ask us for suggestions on how to musically accompany your event.
Various workshops are available that can be booked to supplement your EYE event. Think for example of a workshop in photography or screenwriting, making a short film, or a lecture on film culture. Your guests can also play a game involving a film quiz that will put their film knowledge to the test.