There are several reasons I visit the EYE Filmmuseum. First and foremost, I am a fan of EYE’s programming -ranging from cult classics to fancy first run premieres: it’s always on point. The modern, sterile and somewhat crazy building (very instagram-worthy) might come off as a bit intimidating, but you will always find a personal and warm welcome thanks to the friendly faces at the reception desk. They will recommend the latest must-sees with a fiery plea!
What I love about EYE is their expertise and passion about anything film. Not only are they the keepers and caretakers of the most extensive film archive of the Netherlands, they also thrive as a museum and have a great way of connecting films, music, lectures and performances with surprising themes. I will, for instance, never forget the ‘punk’ program – when for a few weeks several punk bands stomped around the fancy building whilst producing earsplitting tunes. All great stuff. In the end I mostly visit EYE for a good old beer on the terrace (with a great skyline view of the city!) followed by a good old movie night.