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“Utterly bizzare” 5 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 #51 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Utterly bizzare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visiting this museum was one of the strangest experiences I've ever had. It's basically just a room in a house down a normal road in Amsterdam. For only €5, you get to enter the basement (down a set of very steep stairs) for a guided "tour" containing a large model painted in fluorescent paint made by the owner and a variety of rocks and minerals that change colour under UV light.
I would recommend it to anybody visiting Amsterdam who is up for something very different reflecting the craziness of this unique city!

Visited July 2014
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“Interesting stuff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

But nothing amazing. Doesn't open when it says it should. The owner is knowledgeable but completely unorganized. Noisy Indian music + mumbling owner who doesn't care to see if you understand what he's going on about doesn't really give the best experience. Could have been a much better experience if a bit more effort was put into it.

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“Bizzare but fascinating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Electric Ladyland is a room rather than a museum as such, but it did not really need to be any bigger as there are a fairly small amount of exhibits.
The owner of the museum is incredibly knowledgeable on the subject of fluorescent light art and gives visitors a detailed talk, which was really interesting even though I knew nothing about the subject before I went.
The museum has a very pretty 'fluorescent area', which visitors can walk around on to explore. There is also a collection of what, under the ordinary light, looks like normal rocks and minerals, however the owner gives a demonstration of how these transform under different UV lighting and it is really cool seeing them glow and change colour.
The only negative point is that the staircase down to the basement where the museum is located is incredibly steep - would not be suitable for anyone who has difficulty with climbing stairs.

Visited June 2014
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“Quirky place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The sheer passion of the owner takes precedence for me in this museum. He clearly knows all their is to know about the subject and engages you. This is something my husband wanted to do that I wasn't massively interested in but I did enjoy it and had a long chat about it on the walk home.

Visited June 2014
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“Quirky and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

If you like the offbeat and interesting, this is definitely for you. At first you wonder whether you have slipped back in time to a psychedelic time warp, and in some ways you have. Our host's only regret is that he was too young to coincide with Jimi Hendrix. He has built an amazing fluorescent museum in the basement, which appears at first to be a trippy disco setting, but then he starts to show you the weird and wonderful. He is a mine (pardon the pun) of information. Who knew that there was both short wave and ultraviolet light, causing entirely different colours to appear In the same rocks? Who knew that this quality had inspired artists to spend years of their lives assembling fluoro particles with tweezers and glue to create pictures that can show night/day, summer/autumn in the same picture, depending on the light. Who knew that banknotes and passports and credit cards and stamps have all this stff in them? You go in thinking this is really hokey, but you come out knowing a lot more. Five stars on the quirk factor. Great stuff, thanks to a man really passionate about it.

Visited June 2014
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