Due to the different levels and view over the IJ river, the Arena is the most spectacular space in Eye.

Since the Arena is the heart of the museum, the Arena can only be used with an exclusive rental of the whole venue. Eye allows for this possibility a maximum of once per month on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

Fashion shows, corporate events, gala dinners, receptions, and product presentations all come to life in the Arena. Thanks to the high ceiling and the huge glass façade, this space gets an enormous amount of natural light, which enhances the spatial effect.

For a reception, party, or walking dinner, the Arena has maximimum capacity of 900 people and also has a large south-facing terrace with more than 100 seats.


room capacity and rates


8am - 12pm

1pm - 5pm

6pm - 11pm

two day parts

three day parts





Cinema 1

€ 2.500€ 2.500on request€ 4.250*on request400310--

Cinema 2

€ 1.400€ 1.400on request€ 2.380*on request15013084130

Cinema 3

€ 1.400€ 1.400on request€ 2.380*on request150130--

Cinema 4

€ 900€ 900on request€ 1.530*on request10067--


€ 900€ 900€ 900€ 1.530€ 2.295220-84310

Room at the Top

€ 550€ 550€ 550€ 935€ 1.403100854990


€ 650€ 650€ 650€ 1.105€ 1.65890707090


€ 475€ 475€ 475€ 808€ 1.2119440--


€ 575€ 575€ 575€ 978€ 1.46685603570


€ 375€ 375€ 375€ 638€ 956---50


----on request-500300900

* For the cinemas these rates apply to a combination of the morning and afternoon part.

  • When combining multiple day parts of one room, on one day, 15% discount will be applied. This discount is already calculated in the table.

  • When combining the Foyer with a cinema, 25% discount on the Foyer will be applied instead of the 15% combination discount on the Foyer.

  • The availability of the cinemas is limited during evenings and on weekends, due to the public function of Eye.

  • Prices are excluding 21% VAT and excluding possible staff costs.

  • When renting the IJ-Lounge in the evening we will offer the Waterfront for € 250,- (instead of € 575,-) for a maximum of 90 minutes.

Prices cinemas included:

  • Projector, screen, standard sound & lightning, Eye furniture, lectern, wired internet connection, one wired microphone and regular cleaning.

Prices meeting rooms included:

  • Eye furniture, lectern, flip-over, basic event support, limited Wi-Fi network and regular cleaning.  

In the meeting rooms you can make use of the audiovisual set (laptop, projector, screen and speakers).
The costs are € 100,- for one day part and € 150,- for two day parts.