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“funky, strange and lovely...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art

Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art
Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 015 TB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
0031 020 4203776
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Ranked #49 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums
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Los Angeles
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“funky, strange and lovely...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It wasn't what I imagined at all! but if you are open minded, curious, respectful and with some sense of humor you'll totally appreciate this place and his owner peculiar journey!
I personally love gems and stones so I couldn't believe my eyes! what you see when he turns off the lights and use purple light…..the gems and rocks are fluorescent! unforgettable!
It won't take long anyways! the place is tiny!

Visited November 2013
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Altnaharra, United Kingdom
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“UV EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Amazing little kitch museum in the basement of UV & flourescent art shop run by an old renegade hippy.
He certainly knows his stuff regarding all things which are naturally flourescent under UV light. Entertaining an informative, charting the history & uses of UV light & a massive collection of various rocks from all over the world that have hidden treasures that naturally are florescent.
Most interesting is the collection of bank notes, credit cards, passports which are all protected by signatures that can only be seen under UV.
Tour lasts an hour, if shop door locked ,means a tour is already occuring, ring bell & you will be let in. Quaint & informal, visit lasts an hour. well worth it. a few streets down from Anne Frank museum.

Visited September 2013
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“Overpriced and small”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We paid 5 euros to enter this museum, which turned out to just be one room. The room had one installation which didn't make any sense and was not explained to us. The guide gave a talk which was interesting for the first 5 minutes it then seemed to become background noise. Didn't learn anything new.

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome....bleddy awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Highlight of our trip, just ensure your off your tree when you go (hit Paradox for some cake and smoke first)
Yes, it is small. Yes, there are steep steps down and yes, it last about an hour but wow....awesome. Informative and surprisingly interesting, the fluorescent display is cool and like your on another planet.
The fella giving the talk knows his stuff and would be a beauty to sit with and chat for hours. Imagine Willie Nelson and this bloke is his brother!
Can't wait to visit again and thankfully I was off me tree so can remember little and will enjoy again. This time however I will take as many little things as I can that may glow up in a black light.

To conclude, definitely worth the 5 or 6 euros and will be back. Just go in there with an open mind......its not the Rijksmuseum and isn't trying to be. Its a guys hobby who wants to share his knowledge with the world. And a year after visiting, we still talk about it and recommend to anyone heading to the Dam

Visited October 2012
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“Good way to spend an hour on rainy afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Relatively easy to find with the help of google, trip advisor, and their website. We used tram route no10, caught from near the Rijksmuseum, to, I think, the next stop after Westerkerk.
The American guy that runs the attraction is dead easy going, and seriously loves his work - its easy to see that. He's very passionate in the subject of choice (mineral rocks, flourescence, history of, methods etc) that its very hard not to do anything else except for warm to this place.
As my title suggests, save it for a rainy afternoon if you are in easy distance of getting there.
There are steep steps down into the basement, so, not really suited to those with severe mobility problems. Photos are allowed but without flash setting.
Is it wierd ? yeah, maybe a little. Is it "amazing" ? well, it's interesting - in itself, maybe not amazing.....but we enjoyed it, and it put a smile on our faces. Nothing wrong with that.

Visited September 2013
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