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What is Film?

Open daily

Film equipment (incl. a mutoscope) in the permanent presentation
© Mike Bink

The exhibition is open every day from 10:00 to 19:00 and can be visited with either a film or exhibition ticket. Admission is free for children aged 17 and under.

On the lower level and throughout Eye we illuminate various aspects of the world of the moving image. Learn about how film has developed, from its early beginnings to the present day. Graze through Eye’s unique collection. Find out how the earliest cameras work. Enjoy marvellous film clips. Make your own flip book or animated film. You can do all of these things and more in our permanent exhibition What is Film?

A teen plays with film equipment in the permanent presentation
© Martin Hogeboom
In an overgrown field, the head of a white horse pops up from behind lush, overgrown greenery. In the background there is the facade of wooden houses that have seen better days.
Janis Rafa, Landscape Depressions, 2023. Film still, single-channel video with sound, 25 min. Courtesy the artist © Janis Rafa
Guided tour in Dutch sign language through the permanent exhibition
Guided tour in Dutch sign language through the permanent exhibition

Interpreters and guided tours in Dutch Sign Language (NGT)

Eye Filmmuseum offers guided tours in Dutch Sign Language (NGT) through the permanent exhibition. Visitors can also watch videos in NGT on their smartphone by scanning QR codes at the various parts of the exhibition, such as the zoetrope, the magic lantern, the Mitchell camera and the green screen.

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The Panorama is made possible thanks to the participants from the VriendenLoterij