Eye Filmmuseum is temporarily closed

As a result of the measures to combat the coronavirus, Eye Filmmuseum is temporarily closed. Terrace Eye Bar Restaurant and Eye Shop are open.

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In the iconic building on the River IJ, Eye organises exhibitions at the interface of film and visual art, and film programmes that shed light on the very earliest film history to the most current developments in society.

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It houses four cinemas, a large exhibition area, three unique meeting rooms, an education space, a shop, a bar-restaurant, and a series of permanent presentations. What’s more, Eye manages the Dutch film heritage in a state-of-the-art building right next to Eye, where a collection of about 50,000 films is housed, digitised and restored. Have a look at the Making of the Brilliant Biograph to see how our curators work.


Furthermore, Eye manages an extensive national educational programme and is responsible for the promotion of Dutch films abroad and the Dutch submission for the Academy Awards. By combining the past, present, and future of cinema, Eye provides both young and old with an insight into the art and power of the moving image with our pay-off being: “Eye shows you a new perspective”.

“We believe there is no better art form than the art of moving images that show you a different world, time, culture and alternative ways of thinking. To see somebody else’s point of view. As an old African saying goes:vIf you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Sandra den Hamer, director of Eye