Show trailer


To view this video, you need to accept cookies click here

Cinemini: The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is a story about a little mouse looking for food. While he searching he encounters several animals that think he’d be a nice bite to eat himself. The mouse invents a scary animal, ‘the Gruffalo’, to keep the animals at bay.

The mouse thinks up a big beast with prickles on his back, huge fangs and a wart on its nose. The little mouse manages to frighten the animals with this imaginary Gruffalo. But then the Gruffalo really does turn up. As the monster is about to eat him, the mouse tells him he is the scariest animal in the forest. The Gruffalo, however, is not impressed by the mouse and agrees to take a walk in the forest with him. There they meet all kinds of animals that are terrified of seeing the Gruffalo and run off. The monster realizes the mouse is right: he really is the scariest animal in the forest. The Gruffalo, too, panics and runs off. He bumps into a tree, and a nut falls out. It’s exactly what the mouse was looking for: a bit of food.

The film is based on the children’s book of the same name. The story of the mouse and the Gruffalo is told by a quiet narrator’s voice. It’s the voice of a mother squirrel telling her children a bedtime story. The vocabulary is simple and the rhyme flows easily, as it does in the book.

for 07 Jan 2018 10:30

general information

opening hours

Daily 10am - 7pm

Sun to Thu 10am - 10pm*
Fri & Sat10am - 11pm*
*depending on the final screening

more information

admission prices

Exhibition - Locus: Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Cao Guimarães

regular€ 10,-
discount € 8,50
friends of EYE€ 7,50
museumcard & IAmsterdam citycardfree
children up to 11 yrs oldfree
children 12 to 18 yrs old€ 5,-
CJP€ 8,-
Cineville€ 8,-
combi ticket (exhibition & film)€ 16,50



friends of EYE€7,50
children up to 11 yrs old€7,50
Cineville, NFC, KNF

free (surcharge may apply)

10 tickets pass€80,-


more information


EYE is right opposite Amsterdam Central station on the north side of the river IJ. EYE is reached easily with the free ferry which sails 24/7, we are also easily accessible by car.

more information