EYE Film Museum Re-Opens in Amsterdam

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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

EYE the new film museum on Amsterdam’s waterfront is the city’s museum for cinematography. The museum's internationally renowned collection of films covers the whole history of cinema ranging from the very first silent movies to the latest contemporary digital productions. Dutch films also feature in the collection.

 Eye's programs include exhibitions and events examining the history of film and contemporary cinematographic developments. They screen classic and art-house movies and regularly organzse open-air films festivals theatrical family shows and retrospectives.

EYE reopened last month in a brand new building on the banks of the River IJ. This new architectural masterpiece is located across the water directly behind Central Station. It's easy to reach with the free five-minute ferry to Buiksloterweg. Thanks to its angled white aluminum façade it is plainly visible from well inside Amsterdam’s Old City. But the outside of the new EYE which cost 40 million euros to build is not its only impressive feature. On the inside it features projection equipment from Kinoton. Photo: Iwan Baan