Press release, 30 March 2012

On Thursday, 5 April, the new EYE Film Institute Netherlands will open its doors to the public. Located opposite Amsterdam Central Station on the northern banks of the River IJ, the spectacular building is set to become an inspirational meeting place for residents and tourists alike. Designed by the Viennese agency Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, the new EYE building is a distinctive landmark in the Noord District of Amsterdam.

Landmark in Amsterdam Noord

EYE is Amsterdam’s first major cultural institution to make the leap over the River IJ and by doing so, is helping to strengthen ties between Amsterdam Noord and the rest of the city. The museum is also the first cinema in the Noord District of Amsterdam.

The eye-catching new building boasts state-of-the-art facilities including 1,200 square metres of exhibition space and four cinemas with a total of 640 seats. EYE is the only museum in the Netherlands that focuses exclusively on film and moving image. The institute shows film in all its facets: as art, cultural heritage, as a source of information and of course, enjoyment. The first exhibition to be held in the museum is titled Found Footage: Cinema Exposed. The exhibition shows how filmmakers and artists create new works by reusing found film.

EYE will be open daily from 10:00 until 01:00 on weekdays and until 02:00 at the weekend. The location features extensive hospitality facilities and rooms can also be rented for corporate functions.

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Amsterdam Marketing International Press Office, 30 March 2012