EYE, also known as ‘the cinematic memory of the Netherlands’, sits in the North side of Amsterdam. It is unique in its shape and its location, the Brooklyn of Amsterdam. Open from 11am to 11pm everyday for anyone who is interested in film and film culture.
The focus is not only on watching a good movie but also film as an art form, as entertainment and as part of digital visual culture. “It has really good quality with sound and visuals as well as a great location. I like that you take a ferry across and also that the view is really nice, it shows a different side of Amsterdam.” Mick explains.
Mick especially recommends going their for an EXPOSED event. “A year ago I worked for EXPOSED which is a young group that works for EYE. They arrange events and openings to exhibitions to attract similar minded people and a younger audience. So if you’re around during an EXPOSED event at I’d recommend to go and check it out”.
EYE currently displays the work of William Kentridge and celebrates a summer of Woody Allen.
Mick is a glass half full kind of guy, attractive and adventurous. He works for PR & Communication, to make Canvas the ‘talk of the town’.
He likes to have a good glass of wine with friends and philosophize about the universe and meaning of life but also “nothing beats a good festival”. Looking rad is his vice. “I used to wear dresses as a kid but I kinda grew out of it, now I’m just into long T-shirts”.
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How to get there from Volkshotel
Take the Metro 53 or 54 from Wibautstraat to Central Station. Take the ferry 901 from behind Central station to EYE.