The Eye Film Institute Netherlands is a Dutch archive and museum that preserves and presents Dutch and foreign films. Not impressed yet? How about this? The collection includes over 37,000 film titles, 7000,000 photographs, and 60,000 posters.
Inside there are four modern cinemas, room for exhibitions and educational activities, a shop, and a cafe-restaurant. In addition to screening films, holding special workshops and exhibitions, there is also a free permanent exhibition called Panorama. The exhibition presents film devices from important moments in the history of cinema.
This is also a great place for kids as each week Eye screens some of the best kids’ films for all ages.
The Institute was moved to a new building on the northern bank of the Ij harbour in 2012 and getting there is part of the fun of visiting. You’ll want to take the Buiksloterweg ferry from Amsterdam Centraal Station. The ride will only take you five minutes, is free, and runs 24 hours a day.