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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 #47 of 307 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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England, United Kingdom
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“Groovy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is basically just a room with a big neon art structure thing in it and a bunch of rocks that glow under UV light and some art work made with it. However, the guy that runs the place knows loads about them and does a pretty interesting talk. It's only 4 or 5 euros and you're in there for around 45 minutes while the guy (who looks kind of like Tommy Chong) talks you through some stuff. It was kind of interesting and it's a chance to get some cool photos. My only complaint is that the room with all the art and rocks in has beams on the ceiling and once he turned the lights off and we just had the UV, my head bounced around between those beams like a pinball. I'm amazed I didn't get a concussion. Recommended though.

Visited October 2014
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Electric Ladyland is such a gem. I absolutely loved it and learnt so much. It's a really unique museum which feels special and overall great fun. Lots of colour and different objects plus the interactive art!
My favourite part was the rock cabinet which was magical.

Visited November 2014
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“Blacklights are awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I'll start with the only downside of this museum: It's small! Only one room.
Yet it is packed with beautifull and interesting stuff. Fluorescent artwork, minerals, stones, posters, everyday stuff that has a secret UV-reactive feature, scientific information and some psychedelic seventies rockmusic to create a comfortable atmosphere. The owner, a friendly hippie dude, knows his stuff! You can ask him everything, and he will go on and on about everything there is to know about the subject. He gave us and a few students a personal tour, showing the effects of different UV-lamps on the objects in the room. Upstairs you can buy some artwork he made. Also: watch out, the stairs are a bit dangerous and tall people will bump their heads. (yet, he did warn me like 5 times)

First thing I did when I got home was get my old UV-lamp out of the attic and gave myself a tour around the house at night, discovering things I had never noticed before.

Visited October 2014
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“The best little place in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

its a small room around 6 metres square accessed by a very steep wooden staircase which is almost a ladder. The basement is dotted with display cases and a big art instillation which at first glance are not what you would call startling.But in the hands of the owner who acts as your guide you are given a presentation which is part hippy part scientist but 100% fascinating. When the lights go off and the black light comes on wow!.

It would be easy to criticise but for me it was the best €5 I've spent on an attraction in Amsterdam. It's a trip!

Visited October 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Amsterdam is the perfect home for this museum. You walk through the door straight back into the 1960's of hippies and flower power. The guy who runs this has a passion for the subject and is a great guide. I agree with all previous reviews and would recommend it.

Visited September 2014
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