plan your visit

The spectacular EYE building is an eye-catcher on the IJ harbour.

The spacious Arena with its bar-restaurant offers a panoramic and filmic view of the river and the city and can be visited free of charge. Entrance to the Panorama, the permanent display about EYE’s collection and the technological development of film, is also free. Tickets for film screenings and for the large temporary exhibitions in the exhibition space on the second floor are available from the front desk. Exhibitions are free for Museum Card holders.

contact us

visiting address
IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
(Note: if using GPS navigation, enter ‘Tolhuisweg 5’, because many navigation systems have trouble finding the ‘IJpromenade’)

mailing address
Postbus 37767, 1030 BJ Amsterdam

General: +31 (0) 20 589 1400
Restaurant reservations: +31 (0) 20 589 1402

restaurant reservations:

chamber of commerce

VAT number


Tickets can be purchased at our box office (IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam) and via the ‘agenda’ section of this website. If ordering via the website, please print out the tickets and bring them with you to EYE. Note: at the box office, you can only pay using credit cards and PIN cards; cash payments are not possible. You can pay online via iDeal or credit card. 

It is not possible to reserve tickets for the film screenings. Only U&EYE members and Cineville cardholders can make reservations. Cineville cardholders can make their reservations via

All reservations are cancelled half an hour before the screening starts. 


regular€ 10,-
reduced price€ 8,50*
friend€ 7,50
children (under 12 yrs)€ 7,50
Cineville / NFC / KNFfree
10 ticket card€ 80,-


regular€ 9,-
reduced price€ 7,50*
friend€ 6,50**
combiticket exhibition & film€ 15,-

cinema concerts

regular€ 15,-
reduced price€ 13,50*
friend€ 12,50
children (under 12 yrs old)€ 12,50
Cineville€ 5,-

* The reduced price applies to holders of the CJP pass, 65+ pass, library pass, student pass, Stadpas, and Huisvuilpas Amsterdam-Noord. You are requested to show your discount card when entering the cinema. Members of film industry associations get discounts on film tickets upon showing their card (this does not apply to exhibition tickets).

** The Friend price applies to Friends of EYE. You will need to show your Friend pass when entering the cinema.

opening hours

Box office
Sun - Thurs: 10:00 to 22:00 *
Fri & Sat: 10:00 to 23:00 *
* Depending on the starting time of the final show

Note: EYE does not accept cash. You can only pay at the box office using credit cards and PIN cards.

Museum Shop
Daily: 11:00 to 19:00

Daily: 11:00 to 18:00
Friday: 11:00 to 21:00
During the construction and dismantling stages, the exhibition area is closed. The free exhibition in the Basement is open to visitors throughout the year.

Daily: 10:00 to 18:00 (entrance is free)

EYE bar-restaurant
Sun - Thurs: 10:00 to 01:00
Fri & Sat: 10:00 to 02:00

Vacation and holidays:
EYE is open on Christmas Day. On 31 December, EYE closes at 18:00. On New Year’s Day, EYE opens at 10:00. We are closed on King’s Day 27 april.

accessibility by public transport

EYE is located directly opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station. After arriving at Central Station, take the exit on the north side, from where you can see the EYE building. From there, take the free ‘Buiksloterweg’ ferry across the IJ harbour.

From Amsterdam’s Central Station, a free ferry that runs 24 hours a day will take you to the other side of the IJ harbour; take the ferry that is labelled ‘Buiksloterweg’. The ferry ride takes 3 minutes. If you are travelling from Central Station, this ferry will be located on one of the two middle pontoons. When you get off the ferry in Amsterdam Noord, turn left immediately and then walk three minutes to EYE.

From Amsterdam Noord, bus 38 stops at the ‘Buiksloterwegveer’ stop (until 20:00 during evenings, and beginning at 11:00 on Sundays); this stop is right next to EYE. In addition, bus 105 (not on Sundays) and bus 109 (not in the evenings, and not on weekends) both stop at ‘Hagedoornplein’, which is a 12-minute walk from EYE.

by car and parking

GPS navigation
Many navigation systems (still) have trouble finding the ‘IJpromenade’, so it is better to enter ‘Tolhuisweg 5’ as your destination.
Route by car
EYE can be reached via the IJtunnel and via the A10 ring road. From these roads:

  • Take exit S116 in the direction of S118 via Johan Hasseltweg
  • At Mosplein, turn left onto Van der Pekstraat
  • Van der Pekstraat becomes Buiksloterweg
  • Take the first right onto Tolhuisweg
  • Once on Tolhuisweg, take the second left, where you will find a car park (unguarded, €1.00 per half hour).

At the bottom of this page, you can also download the roadmap as a PDF.

Directly behind the EYE building is a (paid) parking area with space for about 200 cars. Parking costs €1.00 per half hour. The car park at EYE is not guarded, so do not leave any valuables in your car. The parking area is operated by the City of Amsterdam (specifically the Noordwaarts Project Office), in anticipation of a future parking garage where our visitors will be able to park. If the entry gate or the payment machine is not working, please contact with the ‘Meldkamer Parkeergebouwen’ at telephone number 020 563 2990. For other questions or complaints about the parking area, please send an e-mail to

Disabled parking
There are two parking spaces that are kept free for the disabled. This space costs the same amount as the regular parking spaces.

The car park is not accessible to buses. Buses can drive via the Buiksloterweg to Cafe de Pont, and then drop off their passengers there.

Delivery route
Suppliers should enter ‘Overhoeksparklaan’ or ‘Grasweg 1’ in their navigation systems. Upon arrival, press the button on the pole by the entryway, and then drive on to the delivery entrance.

  • Studio Hans Wilschut