plan your visit

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 ‘film’of 'exhibition' 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. The online presale stops 90 minutes prior to the screening.

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 by visiting the film's descriptions page and clicking on the black Cineville buttons.


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

Online tickets
Avoid the queues and pay less, buy your tickets online



regular€ 10,-€ 10,50
reduced price€ 8,50*€ 9,-
friend€ 7,50€ 8,-
children (under 12 yrs)€ 7,50€ 8,-
Cineville / NFC / KNFfree 
10 ticket card€ 85,-€ 85,-
I Amsterdam City Card € 8,40


regular             € 10,-
concessions  € 8,50
friend**€ 7,50

Dutch museum card / I Amsterdam City card

free entrance
Kids 0-11 yearsfree entrance
Kids 12-18 years€ 5,-
CJP€ 5,-
Cinevillecard€ 5,-
combiticket exhibition & film€ 16,50

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, 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.

Daily: 10am to 7pm
During the construction and dismantling stages, the exhibition area is closed. The permanent presentation in the Panorama is open to visitors throughout the year.

Museum Shop
Daily: 11am to 9pm

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

Vacation and holidays:
EYE is open on Christmas Day. On 31 December, EYE closes at 6pm. On New Year’s Day, EYE opens at 10am. 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 shuttle ferry ‘Buiksloterweg’ across the IJ harbour.
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Shuttle Ferry
From Amsterdam’s Central Station, a free shuttle 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 only 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.

car route and parking

Navigation system
Enter the address Van der Pekstraat in your GPS-system and follow the temporary signs to EYE.
Car route
EYE can be reached through the IJ Tunnel or the A10 Circular Road (Ringweg A10). Travelling on either of these two you continue as follows:
##On the S116 take the exit in the direction of the S118 over Johan van Hasseltweg;
##turn left into Mosplein after the traffic lights;
##take the third exit on the roundabout – Hagendoornweg. (On the days there is no street market, you can also take the second exit to Van der Pekstraat: continue to 6);
## on Hagendoornweg take the fourth exit on your right (just before the church on the left, near the sign ‘bootdienst’ (ferry service)). This will take you to Meidoornweg;
##turn left at the end of Meidoornweg and take the first road on your right in the direction of Van der Pekbrug;
##follow this road and you will reach the car park, which is located between EYE and A'DAM Tower;
##after parking your car you will need to exit the car park via the entrance you used.
Note: The car park may be temporarily difficult to access due to construction work. Please note the signage provided, so that you will  not be unnecessarily detained.
Disabled parking places
Disabled persons with a disabled parking permit can park straight behind the museum.  Access is via the delivery route (Overhoeksparklaan). You may arrange for a wheelchair in advance through the EYE service desk: please mail us at, mentioning the time and date you wish to have a wheelchair ready.

The car park is not accessible to buses. Buses can stop at Café de Pont via Buiksloterweg to let their passengers off.


Please note: groups of more than 15 people always have to register in advance to visiting EYE. School groups can register by sending an email to, all other groups can send an email to

Check out our agenda for the current films, exhibitions, themes and festivals