EYE Film Institute

The EYE collection dates back to 1946, when the first predecessor of EYE was founded: the Nederlands Historisch Filmarchief. In 1952, this became the Dutch Filmmuseum; since 2010 we are EYE.

However, EYE does not exclusively acquire and preserve films, but a range of different materials – from movie posters to projection equipment. The focus is on films and objects that say something about Dutch film culture; a copy of virtually all Dutch films that come out each year is included in the collection. 

Managing all these different materials involves all kinds of specializations. A film is stored under different archival conditions than a movie poster, so each of the depots has its own climate settings. Nearly all the depots today are in our new Collection Centre.

EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a Dutch archive and museum in Amsterdam that preserves and presents both Dutch and foreign films screened in the Netherlands. The museum collection includes 37,000 film titles, 60,000 posters, 700,000 photographs and 20,000 books. The earliest materials date from the start of the film industry in the Netherlands in 1895.

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

Tickets can be purchased at our box office and via the film or exhibition sections of this website. When ordering via the website, please print the tickets and bring them with you upon your visit.

Note: EYE only accepts payment by credit or debit cards at our box office and museum shop; we do not accept cash. Online you can pay 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. All reservations are cancelled half an hour before the screening starts.

Cineville reservations
Cineville cardholders can make their reservations by visiting the film’s summary page and clicking on the black Cineville button.



online front desk
Regular € 10,- € 10,50
Reductions* € 8,50 € 9,-
EYE Society members € 7,50 € 8,-
Children (11-years-old and under)** € 7,50 € 8,-
Cineville / NFC / KNF free
10 ticket card € 85,- € 85,-
I Amsterdam-city card € 8,40

supplements for screenings

For screenings over 150 minutes, a supplement of € 2,50 is required. For screenings over 210 minutes, there is a € 5,- supplement. For screenings with live musical accompaniment or lectures, or 3D screenings, a supplement may also be mandatory. Cineville cardholds are required to pay these supplements also.


Regular (incl. € 3,- surcharge for Martin Scorsese) € 13,-
Reductions* € 11,50
EYE Society members € 10,50
Museumkaart / I Amsterdam-city card € 3,-
Children (11-years-old and under)** free
Teens (12-18-years-old)** € 5,-
CJP € 8,-
Cineville € 8,-
Combiticket exhibition & film € 19,50

* The reduced price applies to the CJP-card, 65+, student card, 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).

** Children aged 12 and under have to be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+) at all times.

*** For some exhibitions a supplement may be required.


At the box office you can purchase a Museumkaart that you can immediately use to visit the exhibitions.

I Amsterdam-city card

The I Amsterdam-city card can be purchased in the EYE shop and gives access to the exhibitions and a reduction for film screenings.

BGL VIP-card

With the BankGiro Lottery VIP Card, participants will experience what they make possible by playing in the BankGiro Lottery. The VIP card offers free access to 50 Dutch topmuseums, a chance to access exclusive cultural events and up to 50% off on many other forms of culture such as theatre, musicals, festivals and concerts. At EYE, VIP cardholders have free access to the exhibition and receive a discount at film visit.

cancelling tickets

As described in EYE’s terms and conditions (currently only available in Dutch), tickets cannot be restituted or exchanged once purchased.


EYE does not show adverts prior to a film’s start. Once the feature has started, it is no longer possible to enter the cinema. Please keep this in mind.

film ratings

Films are rated according to the Dutch Kijkwijzer. In keeping with Dutch laws, when visiting films rated for audiences aged 16 up, you may be asked for ID.


Dogs are welcome in the EYE arena, but not in the Panorama, the exhibition space or any of the cinemas. Dogs must be kept on a leash and under supervision at all times.

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IJpromenade 1
Amsterdam 1031 KT NH NL
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exhibition Daily: 10AM - 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. School groups are requested to contact educatie@eyefilm.nl at least 4 weeks prior to their visit. Please note! on the following dates EYE is closed to the public: Wednesday 30 august till 7pm Thursday 14 september Wednesday 20 september Friday 8 december box office Sun - Thurs: 10AM - 10PM* Fri - Sat: 10AM - 11PM* * depending on the starting time of the final show Note: at the box office and in our museumshop, we only accept payment by credit or debit cards; we do not accept cash. EYE shop Daily: 11AM - 9PM EYE bar-restaurant Sun - Thurs: 10AM - 1AM Fri - Sat: 10AM - 2AM holidays: EYE is closed on King’s Day (27 April). EYE is open as usual on Christmas Day. On 31 December, EYE closes at 6PM. On New Year’s Day, EYE opens at 12PM.