Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art

Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art

Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art
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Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Museum as of May 10, 2017 is now "BY APPOINTMENT ONLY." Appointments made only through: electricladyland appointy. Museum open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Museum Tours everyday at: 2:00 - 3:00PM 3:00 - 4:00PM 4:00 - 5:00PM 5:00 - 6:00PM Please bring appointment confirmation to the Museum. Door is Locked 15 minutes after the hourly start of each tour. No Suntan Lotion in Museum.
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Mihika J
Courbevoie, France40 contributions
Jan 2020
A friend's friend recommended this place to us at a casual gathering. And we can't thank him enough. A cozy basement decked up with all things fluorescent, this BY APPOINTMENT ONLY museum is run by a single guy who has the patience to take you through all his collection one by one. A haven lit up bu UV and black lights, it's an experience of a kind, like walking inside a lava lamp. From ordinary things like shells, kitchen ingredients, rocks to a massive installation, spare an hour to visit the Electric Ladyland!

Bookings by appointment only (Just google Electric Ladyland). The nominal fee of 5 Euros will be taken once you reach.
Written January 21, 2020
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CerysMae
9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Visited today with a group of friends and was completely compelled by all the artefacts and vibrant colours! Nick and his basement full of trinkets is well worth the visit. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this unique art form, explaining where everything originated, his passions for UV lights, stones, art and natural wonders. He talks in depth about history and culture of florescent art. With mind blowing colours and sculptures on show it will blow away !!!! Thank you nick for this unique experience! Truly a place like no other
Written February 19, 2020
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Carlo
3 contributions
Jun 2021
More than a museum, it's the life-work of a great artist, who dedicated his life to fluorescent art. Don't let the small size of the room fool you, it's dense of thing to see and Nick (the artist) will talk you through every rock/object/poster with passion and detailed knowledge.
I left the museum inspired and feeling lucky to have met a TRULY psychedelic artist.
Written June 29, 2021
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Jan B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Apr 2022
I booked 5 weeks in advance and paid entry for 2 persons. Only 2 hours before opening I got a cancellation email - very unprofessional. I saw this email a short time after we tried to visit the museum. We waited at the opening time with several people (approx 10) at the museum. They also did not know that their booking was cancelled. The same day I wrote an email to request a refund because we could not visit the museum. Today, a month later, I am still waiting for my refund !
Written May 16, 2022
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Lauren CMED
2 contributions
Apr 2022
the photos are very misleading makes it seem like a full museum. Its a scary underground tiny basement that is terrifying to climb in and out of on a slippery ladder and has 1 piece of art. The art is amazing but thats it and a few posters. They also make you wear their dirty socks. If the description said what it was I wouldn't have been disappointed. If you are scared of heights and ladders (me) I would not recommend.
Written May 25, 2022
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catrin0211
Bridgend, UK2 contributions
Mar 2020
Coming all the way from the UK, we thought we would plan to see the Electric Lady.
They were able to fit us in with no appointment and late notice. We had to take our shoes off and climb down into the basement. We thought this was exciting. Our excitement soon disintegrated when we realised the art museum we paid €5 for was a small single room with one UV psychedelic sculptor.
The guy was very knowledgeable, however, we only managed to stay there for 10 minutes as staying down there for 45 minutes would be merely impossible.
I respect the hustle, however, I definitely wouldn’t call it a museum.
Some advice, I reckon hang up some of your paint work downstairs.
Written March 12, 2020
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Since you stayed 10 WHOLE MINUTES in the museum for the 45 minute tour, then you are a typical expert on what you saw. The half of the museum that you ignored, and didn't even see the demonstration on, was 1,000 kilos of grey minerals that become the Colors of Fluorescent paint when the lights get turned off and the UV lamps get turned on. You have about as much interest and patience as a Baby.
Written March 13, 2020
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Lynsey
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Confirmed our booking the day before directly with Nick but turned up at 2pm to a locked door. There were several other people waiting. We rang the doorbell, knocked multiple times and called the phone number a few times, which went to answer machine after two rings. It was pouring with rain so we gave up after 15 minutes.

We received no cancellation email from Nick and no explanation as of yet. It's not a great way to treat paying customers and looking at previous reviews it seems like a frequent occurrence. Pretty rude really!

Don't waste your time!
Written January 3, 2020
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What is Rude is a member of the "Telephone Generation" like yourself writing that No Cancellation Emails had been received - when you and every one of these "Waste of Time" complainers had received a Cancellation Email Automatically from Appointy. Again, Every cancellation has a Cancellation Email Automatically sent from Appointy whether you want it or not, or in your case, whether you look at your emails or not. Amazing that you and all the other "Waste of Time" complainers who are physically fused to your smartphones Did Not see the cancellation emails sent to you automatically from Appointy - when you look at your phones 125 times an hour - waited outside for no reason, and then complained on this site that you didn't receive cancellation emails(!) One Artist who is 62 years old built and runs this museum for twenty years -myself- and when he is sick he cancels appointments, and for the tenth time: Cancellation Emails are Automatically sent by Appointy to all visitors who made an appointment.
Written January 8, 2020
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Georgie
8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Can’t remember how I came across this but remember thinking it’s €5, looks pretty cool, why not?!
You reserve a place online and pay when you arrive! It’s a small area but crammed packed of objects.

The owner was absolutely lovely! His character matched his collection to a T! Very informative and if you’re there to listen, he’ll keep talking!

I appreciate this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, so if you like different types or artwork, are open to seeing and experiencing something not so common and are interested in possibly learning something new, check this out! It’ll only take 45mins - 1hr out of your day. If nothing else, you get some really colourful pictures!!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Sophie H
12 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
I booked for me and my partner to visit the Electric ladyland museum at 2 in the afternoon. We were both very excited and only in Amsterdam for a few days but didn’t want to miss out on this experience so I made sure I booked in advance and had a confirmation email.
On the day of the booking at 11am I had an email from the Electric Ladyland to remind me of the booking, this just made us more excited.
We left in plenty of time and travelled across the city to get to the venue, when we turned up their were 8 other people waiting. It was 2.10 and the venue was still closed, then my phone went off with an email from Electric Ladyland to say my booking had been cancelled!!! I turned and a few of the others in the group all had the same email. I think it’s terrible that they thought it was acceptable to let us know after our booking time especially when we travelled quite a way and we were very disappointed. Their was no explanation in the email.
I do understand that sometimes things can happen unexpectedly but they didn’t even offer us a rebook option or refund, very disappointing.
Written February 15, 2018
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bswiss11
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
Okay, I don't know if everyone who wrote a review for this place was high on shrooms or something when they went in, but I went 2 weeks ago and I still have no idea what I witnessed. It was only worth the 5 euro because of how unbelievably hilarious it was, and a story I will tell the rest of my life, but is everyone else being serious? I'm actually not sure.... Nick absolutely knows his stuff, but when he got into talking about fluorescent rocks from New Jersey he kind of lost me..not to mention ending the tour with "This was painted by Leon Hendrix, brother of Jimi Hendrix" and then walking back to his desk. I had no idea if it was over or what! So ridiculous, but if you're not into the psychedelics and just want a hilarious story to tell upon your arrival home I would absolutely recommend it
Written May 22, 2013
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